Pythagoras was born in Samos, but soon fled to Croton, a Greek colony in Italy, to evade the tyrant Polycrates. There he started a philosophical school that was governed by very strict rules of conduct, and sought to promote virtue in his followers. The precise nature of his teachings is still disputed, but he is thought to have believed in reincarnation, and was a mystic, a political reformer, and a vegetarian. His followers studied music, astronomy, mathematics, science, and literature.
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|Stories of the Great Scientists by Charles R. Gibson
|Greek Colonies: The Tyrants in
|The Story of the Greek People by Eva March Tappan
Pythagoras and the Beautiful Theano
in Greatest Nations - Greece
Pythagoras and his Friend
in Stories of the Ancient Greeks
School of Pythagoras
in The Story of the Greek People
|Greek physician, valuable slave of Darius. Schemed and plotted to return to Greece.
|Prosperous king of Samos who was overthrown by Oretes, his enemy from Asia Minor.