Name: Archytas

Occupation(s): Citizen; served 7 times as general of Tarentum's forces.

From: Tarentum, Italy

Son of: Mnesagoras

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Dates: fl. 375 BC

Brief Biography: Leading citizen. Wrote on mathematics, philosophy, and said to have been the first to make systematic study of mechanics. Invented the rattle for the amusement of children.

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