neo-Pythagoreanism

[nee-oh-pi-thag-uh-ree-uh-niz-uh m]
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

First recorded in 1860–65
Related formsne·o-Py·thag·o·re·an, noun, adjective
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Historical Examples of neo-pythagoreanism

  • 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