Theano of Croton And The Pythagorean Women Of Ancient Greece

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2500 years ago, in a small but soon to be revered town in Southern Italy, a group of men and women gathered, united by the proposition that the universe is, at its base, Numbers.

  • Dale DeBakcsy
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They were called the Pythagoreans, and their society would last for a millennium while their mathematical discoveries will be part of every geometry textbook in every school for as long as there are humans to read them.

And at the center of that society lay two people – Pythagoras himself, and a woman named Theano.

Theano was one of seventeen early women Pythagoreans mentioned by name in the historical record, and the…

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