Crotona


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Crotona

(krōtō`nə),

Croton,

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Kroton

(both: krō`tən), ancient city, S Italy, on the east coast of Bruttium (now Calabria), a colony of Magna GraeciaMagna Graecia
[Lat.,=great Greece], Greek colonies of S Italy. The Greek overseas expansion of the 8th cent. B.C. founded a number of towns that became the centers of a new, thriving Greek territory.
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 founded c.708 B.C. There PythagorasPythagoras
, c.582–c.507 B.C., pre-Socratic Greek philosopher, founder of the Pythagorean school. He migrated from his native Samos to Crotona and established a secret religious society or order similar to, and possibly influenced by, the earlier Orphic cult.
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 established his school, which exerted a notable political and moral influence. The nearby temple of Hera Lacinia was the religious shrine of Magna Graecia. Crotona's athletes won fame at the Olympic games. The height of the city's prosperity was reached after the army, led by the athlete Milo, destroyed the rival town of Sybaris (510 B.C.). Crotona then became involved in wars and soon declined. It was captured by the Romans in 277 B.C.; until modern times it was never more than a provincial town. It was called Cotrone from the Middle Ages until 1928, when its name was changed to Crotone.
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Following the gruesome discovery Friday, a large portion of the Crotona Park was cordoned off as the police searched for clues.
Como ya se menciono, Tano de Crotona (siglo V a.C.) fue una de las primeras filosofas y matematicas de la historia.
Alcmeon de Crotona: El cerebro y las funciones psiquicas.
Sujeto a las posiciones pluralistas de Alcmeon de Crotona y Empedocles de Agriento, se opta por una posicion en la que intervienen la sangre, la pituita, la bilis amarilla y la bilis negra como humores constitutivos del cuerpo (Hipocraticos, 2003, p.
Asi, los aspectos musicales de tinte pitagorico se refieren, recuerdan o evocan aquellos ya tratados por eminentes figuras de la secta, como Filolao de Tarento (o de Crotona, segun otros), Arquitas de Tarento, Trasilo o, incluso, el propio Pitagoras.
There is a Pre-Bid Meeting on Thursday April 9th, 2015 at 12:15pm Located at Crotona Park Pool House, on East 173rd and FUlton Ave, in the Borough of the Bronx.
I also spent a lot of time in Crotona Park: its WPA swimming pool, Public Vegetable Growing project, and wooded areas where I could invent my own stories.
No hay que extranarse, por otra parte, de que este analogon resulte una presencia tan recurrente en la carta, habida cuenta de, por una parte, la propia historia de Sicilia, con sus continuas guerras e inestabilidades internas, los ascensos violentos a la tirania y derrocamientos igualmente violentos y, por otra, del desarrollo teorico de la medicina en el entorno de la Magna Grecia desde Alcmeon de Crotona o Empedocles.
Alcmeon de Crotona e claro quando afirma que o sentido da saude (salus) se mantem pelo "equilibrio das potencias" (isonomia ton dynameon) ou qualidades dos quatro elementos, a saber: o humido, o frio, o quente, o amargo e o doce.
But what Crotona Park in the Bronx and Sea Breeze Park in Brooklyn were to black ball players, West 4th Street in Manhattan was where the best pink ball action could be seen.
Alcmeon de Crotona, evocado por Platon en Fedro, fue quien dijo "perecen los hombres por no saber unir el principio con el fin", aludiendo con ello a la corruptibilidad del cuerpo y a la inmortalidad del alma.
Es el caso del cuadro Zeuxis y las muchachas de Crotona del pintor Francesco Solimena (1657-1747) (14).