Pythagoreanism
Pythagoreanism Pyth`a*go"re*an*ism, n. The doctrines of Pythagoras or the Pythagoreans. [1913 Webster]

As a philosophic school Pythagoreanism became extinct in Greece about the middle of the 4th century [B. C.]. --Encyc. Brit. [1913 Webster]


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