HIPPASUS [18 DK]P Origin (P1)
P1 Iambl. VP
a (< 18.2) 81
τὸν δὲ Ἵππασον οἳ μὲν Κροτωνιάτην φασίν, οἳ δὲ Μεταποντῖνον.
b (18.2, 58A.) 267
Συβαρῖται [. . .] Ἵππασος [. . .].A Controversial Figure (P2–P3)
P2 (< 18.4) Iambl. Comm. 25 (p. 77.18–23 Festa)
περὶ δ’ Ἱππάσου λέγουσιν ὡς ἦν μὲν τῶν Πυθαγορείων, διὰ δὲ τὸ ἐξενεγκεῖν καὶ γράψασθαι πρῶτος σφαῖραν τὴν ἐκ τῶν δώδεκα πενταγώνων1 ἀπώλετο
HIPPASUSP Origin (P1)
P1 Iamblichus, Life of Pythagoras
a (< 18.2)
[. . .] Some say that Hippasus was from Croton, others from Metapontum.
b (18.2, 58A.)
From Sybaris [. . .] Hippasus [. . .] [cf. PYTH. b T30].A Controversial Figure (P2–P3)
P2 (< 18.4) Iamblichus, On General Mathematical Science
Regarding Hippasus in particular, [scil. the Pythagoreans called the ‘knowers’ (mathêmatikoi)] say that he was one of the Pythagoreans, but that, because he had for the first time revealed how to draw a sphere starting from twelve pentagons [i.e. the dodecahedron], he perished at sea because