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Pythagoras and the Pythagoreans

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Pythagoras and the Pythagoreans

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Although stories about Pythagoras abounded in the ancient world, little about him is known for certain. He was born around 470 BCE on Samos, travelled widely, founded a scholarly community at Croton in Southern Italy, and died around 495 BCE. He was interested in mathematics, astronomy, philosophy, and music, and probably believed in reincarnation. The community he founded was known for trying to live in a way that kept body and soul pure.

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Emrys Westacott, “Pythagoras and the Pythagoreans,” Uwekind Resource Centre, accessed November 17, 2019, http://library.uwekind.com/items/show/123.