, Volume 23, Issue 3, pp 609-620
Date: 15 Nov 2012

Odysseas Elytis: The Arithmetician and Geometrician Poet

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Abstract

The prevailing view is that Mathematics and Poetry have nothing in common. However, if we look below the surface and dig a little deeper into two of the most important human activities throughout recorded history, surely we will discover kindred elements and similarities unseen at first glance. The poetry of Odysseas Elytis will help us to bring them to light, to find their connective tissue, to prove them, as we would say in our science.