Ptolemais of Cyrene was a harmonic theorist, author of Pythagorean Principles of Music. Almost nothing is known about her life; her work is known only from references in Porphyry’s commentary on Ptolemy’s Harmonics. She is one of several women writers associated with Pythagoreanism.
-from Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ptolemais_of_Cyrene
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