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In book viii of the republic Plato writes
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In book viii of the republic Plato writes
>Now that which is of divine birth has a period which is contained in a perfect number

He then does a bunch of geometry before going back to the four types of state.

What does Plato's number mean?
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plato's_number
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I did check out Wikipedia first, which does say that it's unexplainable. But I was hoping an e/lit/ist could explain it a bit better.
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>>7579800
It's unexplainable
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So I just let these two pages on perfect numbers, squares, cubes and rectangles just whoosh over my head and move on? Has anyone commented on it ever about what it most likely means? I tried using Google scholar and found very little.
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>>7579800
>/lit/
>better than wikipedia
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