Pythagoras

Pythagoras

Nationality: Greek

Occupation: Mathematician

Biography: Pythagoras of Samos was an Ionian Greek philosopher, mathematician, and founder of the religious movement called Pythagoreanism. Most of the information about Pythagoras was written down centuries after he lived, so very little reliable information is known about him.

Source/Notes: As quoted in Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers, Sect. 30, as translated by Robert Drew Hicks (1925)
Source/Notes: As quoted in Encyclopaedia Americana (1832) Vol. X, p. 445 edited by Francis Lieber, E. Wigglesworth, and Thomas Gamaliel Bradford

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Source/Notes: As quoted in Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers, as translated by Robert Drew Hicks (1925)
Source/Notes: As quoted in Aurea Carmina by Hierocles of Alexandria, as translated in Dictionary of Quotations (1906) by Thomas Benfield Harbottle, p. 356
Source/Notes: As quoted in Life of Pythagoras (c. 300) by Iamblichus of Chalcis, as translated by Thomas Taylor (1818)

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Source/Notes: As quoted in The History of Philosophy: From the Earliest Times to the Beginning of the Present Century (1819) by William Enfield
Source/Notes: As quoted in The Diegesis (1829) by Robert Taylor, p. 219