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  • noun Plural form of Neopythagorean.


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  • The forerunners of Neoplatonism were, on the one hand, those Stoics who recognise the Platonic distinction of the sensible and supersensible world, and on the other, the so-called Neopythagoreans and religious philosophers, such as Posidonius, Plutarch of Chæronea, and especially

    History of Dogma, Volume 1 (of 7)

  • Other Neopythagoreans celebrate Pythagoras as the founder of the quadrivium of mathematical sciences (arithmetic, geometry, astronomy and music), while still others portray him as a magician or as a religious expert and sage, upon whom we should model our lives.


  • Later Platonists and Neopythagoreans will continue to develop these tables (see Burkert 1972a, 52, n. 119 for a list).


  • In the preface to his translation of Plato's Timaeus, which is often treated as virtually a Pythagorean treatise by the Neopythagoreans, Cicero asserts of Nigidius that “following on those noble Pythagoreans, whose school of philosophy had to a certain degree died out, ¦ this man arose to revive it.”


  • Although the origins of Neopythagoreanism are thus found in the fourth century BC, the figures more typically labeled Neopythagoreans belong to the upsurge in interest in Pythagoreanism that begins in the first century BC and continues through the rest of antiquity.


  • The third century Platonist, Longinus, to a degree describes Plotinus himself as a Neopythagorean, saying that Plotinus developed the exegesis of Pythagorean and Platonic first principles more clearly than his predecessors, who are identified as Numenius, his follower Cronius, Moderatus and Thrasyllus, all Neopythagoreans (Porphyry, Life of Plotinus 20).


  • Finally, do the Neoplatonists, Neopythagoreans and other pagan philosophers of the early centuries after Christ owe any debt to

    Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch, Vol. 3

  • Cynics, Neopythagoreans, and Neoplatonists all had ascetic elements in their doctrines.

    Folkways A Study of the Sociological Importance of Usages, Manners, Customs, Mores, and Morals

  • The crucial and striking point is that the tradition which falsely ascribes Plato's late metaphysics to Pythagoras begins not with the Neopythagoreans in the first centuries BCE and CE but already in the fourth century BCE among Plato's own pupils (Burkert 1972a,


  • The first H, which also stands for the number five that the Pythagoreans equated with marriage, is thus taken to symbolize the marriage of the trinity with material nature, which was equated with the dyad by the Neopythagoreans (Riedweg 2005,



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