'Plato a secret Pythogoras follower'
Famous Greek philosopher Plato was a secret follower of Pythagoras and shared his belief that the secrets to universe lie in numbers and maths.world Updated: Jun 30, 2010 17:09 IST
Famous Greek philosopher Plato was a secret follower of Pythagoras and shared his belief that the secrets to universe lie in numbers and maths.
The inference has been drawn from "secret messages" uncovered from Plato's ancient writings by a British academic at Manchester University, which have been debated for 2,000 years by the greatest minds in history.
Plato, who died around 347BC, is arguably the greatest of all the Greek philosophers. With his mentor Socrates, and his student Aristotle, he laid down the foundations of Western philosopher and science.
Now, according to Dr Jay Kennedy, one of Plato's most important beliefs was hidden in his writing.
"Plato's books played a major role in founding Western culture but they are mysterious and end in riddles. In antiquity, many of his followers said the books contained hidden layers of meaning and secret codes, but this was rejected by modern scholars.
"It is a long and exciting story, but basically I cracked the code. I have shown rigorously that the books do contain codes and symbols and that unravelling them reveals the hidden philosophy of Plato.
"The result was amazing -- it was like opening a tomb and finding new set of gospels written by Jesus Christ himself," the Daily Mail quoted Dr Kennedy as saying.
First Published: Jun 30, 2010 17:07 IST