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PYTHAGORAS (c.580BC-c.500BC)

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PYTHAGORAS (c.580BC-c.500BC)

According to the Roman historian Herodotus, Pythagoras was the son of a gem polisher named Mnesarchus, but according to modern historians of philosophy, he probably never existed at all, but was the fictional nominal leader of the group of philosopher/mathematicians who called themselves the Pythagoreans. If he lived at all, he had a deep philosophical dislike of beans, believing that they contained the souls of the dead. He is said to have allowed himself to be slaughtered rather than cross a field of beans.


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