neo-Pythagoreanism

[ nee-oh-pi-thag-uh-ree-uh-niz-uh m ]
/ ˌni oʊ pɪˌθæg əˈri əˌnɪz əm /

noun

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.

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Origin of neo-Pythagoreanism

First recorded in 1860–65

OTHER WORDS FROM neo-Pythagoreanism

ne·o-Py·thag·o·re·an, 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