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Leodamas of Thasosmarker (c. 380 BC) was a Greek mathematician and a contemporary of Plato, about whom little is known.

There are only three known references to Leodamas, two from Proclus's Commentary on Euclid:

"At this time [Plato's time] also lived Leodamas of Thasos, Archytas of Tarentum, and Theaetetus of Athens, by whom the
   theorems [of geometry] were increased in number and brought into a more scientific arrangement. Younger than Leodamas was
   Neoclides and his pupil Leon, who added many discoveries."

"Plato, it is said, taught this method [analysis] to Leodamas, who is also reported to have made many discoveries in geometry by
   means of it."

and one from Diogenes Laertius in his Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers, Book 3 (Plato):

"He [Plato] was the first to explain to Leodamas of Thasos the
   method of solving problems by analysis."


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