I heard an interesting article recently on NPR’s All Things Considered: a scholar has discovered a pattern while reading Plato’s writings in their original scrolled format. Apparently every 12th line discusses music. The article continues with implications of a hidden message concerning a musical relationship with math, considered heretical at the time of its writing. It’s hard to imagine that Pythagorus was persecuted for his theories, when now they are required learning in basic geometry classes.
You can listen to the whole 4-minute article and read the transcript by clicking here.
This story includes philosophy, math, music, history, and conspiracy theories, all in one sphere…. what’s not compelling about that?? There’s even an ancient scroll.
~posted by Alison @ KMFA 🙂