he same as one another, because they would have
the same form of number; e.g., sun and moon would be the same.Cf. previous
note. But why
are these numbers causes? There are seven vowels,In the Greek alphabet.
seven strings to the scale,In
the old heptachord; cf. note on Aristot. Met.
5.11.4. seven Pleiads; most animals (though not
allCf. Aristot. Hist. An. 576a
6.) lose their teeth in the seventh year; and there were
seven heroes who attacked Thebes. Is it, then, because the number 7 is such as it
is that there were seven heroes, or that the Pleiads consist of seven
stars? Surely there were seven heroes because of the seven gates, or
for some other reason, and the Pleiads are seven because we count them
so; just as we count the Bear as 12, whereas others count more stars
in both. Indeed, they assert also that *C, *Y and *Z are concords,According to Alexander Z was
connected with the fourth, C