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neo-Pythagoreanism

[nee-oh-pi-thag-uh-ree-uh-niz-uh m] /ˌni oʊ pɪˌθæg əˈri əˌnɪz əm/
noun
1.
a philosophical system, established in Alexandria and Rome in the second century b.c., consisting mainly of revived Pythagorean doctrines with elements of Platonism and Stoicism.
Origin of neo-Pythagoreanism
1860-1865
First recorded in 1860-65
Related forms
neo-Pythagorean, noun, adjective
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  • neo-Pythagoreanism was a curious attempt to found a religion which would satisfy both the critical spirit and the people.

    Essays on the Greek Romances Elizabeth Hazelton Haight

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