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Pythagoras' Revenge by Arturo Sangalli

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Chapter 20

ALL ROADS LEAD TO ROME

In mid-May 1998, Galway received official confirmation that his article on the Pythagorean manuscript had been accepted for publication in the prestigious Journal of Ancient Philosophy and History. As for the manuscript itself, it had been bought at the auction by an anonymous collector for the sum of 420,000 pounds. It was not known whether the new owner intended to donate it to a museum or library. That posed a bit of a problem for Galway, who could not include the location of his translation’s primary source in his article.

His satisfaction at having his paper accepted was tempered by the fact that he had been unable to crack the secret of the last eight pages of the ancient book, of which he had only very ...

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