Pythagoras

[Revised entry by Carl Huffman on May 28, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Pythagoras, one of the most famous and controversial ancient Greek philosophers, lived from ca. 570 to ca. 490
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[Revised entry by Carl Huffman on May 28, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Pythagoras, one of the most famous and controversial ancient Greek philosophers, lived from ca. 570 to ca. 490 BCE. He spent his early years on the island of Samos, off the coast of modern Turkey. At the age of forty, however, he emigrated to the city of Croton in southern Italy and most of his philosophical activity occurred there. Pythagoras wrote nothing, nor were there any detailed accounts...

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