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Varieties of Pythagoreanism in the Second and Third Centuries <span class="smallCaps">ad</span>

Dominic J. O'Meara

in Pythagoras Revived

Published in print December 1990 | ISBN: 9780198239130
Published online April 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780191600937 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198239130.003.0002

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This chapter compares the Pythagorean interests and tendencies of four Platonist philosophers, Numenius, Nicomachus of Gerasa, Anatolius, and Porphyry, in particular, as regards their views on the relation between Pythagoras and Plato and the place of number in their philosophy.

Keywords: Anatolius; Nicomachus of Gerasa; number; Numenius; Plato; Porphyry; Pythagoras

Chapter.  9567 words. 

Subjects: Ancient Philosophy

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