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An image of some Pythagorean ideas, e.g. a2 + b2 = c2, the isopsephy value of cosmos = 600, his use of magic squares, the idea of the monad (1) = god, the "noos" (Nun) as mind of god concept, etc., advocated by Pythagoras or his school.

In terms, Pythagorean (LH:3) refers to the c.520BC work of Pythagoras, his school, or his followers, aka the “Pythagoreans”.


The following are quotes:

“Aristoxenus in his Historical Notes affirms that Plato wished to burn all the writings of Democritus that he could collect, but that Amyclas and Clinias the Pythagoreans prevented him, saying that there was no advantage in doing so, for already the books were widely circulated. And there is clear evidence for this in the fact that Plato, who mentions almost all the early philosophers, never once alludes to Democritus, not even where it would be necessary to controvert him, obviously because he knew that he would have to match himself against the prince of philosophers, for whom, to be sure, Timon has this meed of praise: ‘Such is the wise Democritus, the guardian of discourse, keen-witted disputant, among the best I ever read’.”
Diogenes Laertius (c.230), Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers (§7)[1]

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See also

  • Pythagoreanism


  1. Daertius, Diogenes. (230). Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers (txt). Publisher.

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