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Diogenes Laertius, Lives Of The Philosophers, 8.46


nanFor the last of the Pythagoreans, whom Aristoxenus in his time saw, were Xenophilus from the Thracian Chalcidice, Phanton of Phlius, and Echecrates, Diocles and Polymnastus, also of Phlius, who were pupils of Philolaus and Eurytus of Tarentum.There were four men of the name of Pythagoras living about the same time and at no great distance from one another: (1) of Croton, a man with tyrannical leanings; (2) of Phlius, an athlete, some say a trainer; (3) of Zacynthus; (4) our subject, who discovered the secrets of philosophy, and to whom was applied the phrase, The Master said (Ipse dixit), which passed into a proverb of ordinary life.


Intertexts (texts cited often on the same page as the searched text):

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1. Aristophanes, Clouds, 104, 123, 360, 103 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

103. τοὺς ὠχριῶντας τοὺς ἀνυποδήτους λέγεις
2. Philolaus of Croton, Fragments, 6 (5th cent. BCE

3. Plato, Phaedo, None (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

57a. Echecrates. Were you with Socrates yourself, Phaedo, on the day when he drank the poison in prison, or did you hear about it from someone else? Phaedo.
4. Plato, Philebus, None (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

31a. and what power it possesses. Pro. Certainly. Soc. And likewise the class of pleasure was made clear some time ago. Pro. Yes, it was. Soc. Let us, then, remember concerning both of them that mind was akin to cause and belonged more or less to that class, and that pleasure was itself infinite and belonged to the class which, in and by itself, has not and never will have either beginning or middle or end.
5. Plato, Republic, None (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

600b. and transmitted to posterity a certain Homeric way of life just as Pythagoras was himself especially honored for this, and his successors, even to this day, denominating a certain way of life the Pythagorean, are distinguished among their contemporaries? No, nothing of this sort either is reported; for Creophylos, Socrates, the friend of Homer, would perhaps be even more ridiculous than his name as a representative of Homeric culture and education, if what is said about Homer is true. For the tradition is that Homer was completely neglected in his own lifetime by that friend of the flesh.
6. Diogenes Laertius, Lives of The Philosophers, 8.85 (3rd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

8.85. His doctrine is that all things are brought about by necessity and in harmonious inter-relation. He was the first to declare that the earth moves in a circle, though some say that it was Hicetas of Syracuse.He wrote one book, and it was this work which, according to Hermippus, some writer said that Plato the philosopher, when he went to Sicily to Dionysius's court, bought from Philolaus's relatives for the sum of forty Alexandrine minas of silver, from which also the Timaeus was transcribed. Others say that Plato received it as a present for having procured from Dionysius the release of a young disciple of Philolaus who had been cast into prison.According to Demetrius in his work on Men of the Same Name, Philolaus was the first to publish the Pythagorean treatises, to which he gave the title On Nature, beginning as follows: Nature in the ordered universe was composed of unlimited and limiting elements, and so was the whole universe and all that is therein.
7. Iamblichus, Life of Pythagoras, 267, 251 (3rd cent. CE - 4th cent. CE)



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abortion Huffman, A History of Pythagoreanism (2019) 123
anaxagoras Bowie, Essays on Ancient Greek Literature and Culture, Volume 2: Comedy, Herodotus, Hellenistic and Imperial Greek Poetry, the Novels (2023) 88
archytas, aristoxenus and Wolfsdorf, Early Greek Ethics (2020) 702
archytas Huffman, A History of Pythagoreanism (2019) 10
aristophanes, clouds Bowie, Essays on Ancient Greek Literature and Culture, Volume 2: Comedy, Herodotus, Hellenistic and Imperial Greek Poetry, the Novels (2023) 88, 91
aristotle, relationship to pythagorean precepts Wolfsdorf, Early Greek Ethics (2020) 702
aristoxenus, as a peripatetic Huffman, A History of Pythagoreanism (2019) 85
aristoxenus, as a pythagorean Huffman, A History of Pythagoreanism (2019) 86
aristoxenus, biography of Huffman, A History of Pythagoreanism (2019) 83, 85
aristoxenus, connection to pythagoreanism Huffman, A History of Pythagoreanism (2019) 10
aristoxenus, reliability as a source Huffman, A History of Pythagoreanism (2019) 83, 84, 85, 86
aristoxenus, use of plurals in the precepts Huffman, A History of Pythagoreanism (2019) 10
aristoxenus Cornelli, In Search of Pythagoreanism: Pythagoreanism as an Historiographical Category (2013) 249
aristoxenus xxv, life Wolfsdorf, Early Greek Ethics (2020) 702
audience, theatre Bowie, Essays on Ancient Greek Literature and Culture, Volume 2: Comedy, Herodotus, Hellenistic and Imperial Greek Poetry, the Novels (2023) 88, 91
burkert, walter Wolfsdorf, Early Greek Ethics (2020) 702
cebes Bowie, Essays on Ancient Greek Literature and Culture, Volume 2: Comedy, Herodotus, Hellenistic and Imperial Greek Poetry, the Novels (2023) 91
chaerephon Bowie, Essays on Ancient Greek Literature and Culture, Volume 2: Comedy, Herodotus, Hellenistic and Imperial Greek Poetry, the Novels (2023) 88
croton Bowie, Essays on Ancient Greek Literature and Culture, Volume 2: Comedy, Herodotus, Hellenistic and Imperial Greek Poetry, the Novels (2023) 91
diogenes laertius Bowie, Essays on Ancient Greek Literature and Culture, Volume 2: Comedy, Herodotus, Hellenistic and Imperial Greek Poetry, the Novels (2023) 91
drunkenness Huffman, A History of Pythagoreanism (2019) 123
echecrates Cornelli, In Search of Pythagoreanism: Pythagoreanism as an Historiographical Category (2013) 249; Huffman, A History of Pythagoreanism (2019) 10, 83, 85, 86
epicurus Huffman, A History of Pythagoreanism (2019) 421
eupolis Bowie, Essays on Ancient Greek Literature and Culture, Volume 2: Comedy, Herodotus, Hellenistic and Imperial Greek Poetry, the Novels (2023) 88
eurytus Cornelli, In Search of Pythagoreanism: Pythagoreanism as an Historiographical Category (2013) 249
evil Huffman, A History of Pythagoreanism (2019) 123
expertise Huffman, A History of Pythagoreanism (2019) 123
god, as number of numbers Schibli, Hierocles of Alexandria (2002) 277
god, creator-god (δημι ουργός θεός) Schibli, Hierocles of Alexandria (2002) 277
god, tetrad/tetractys Schibli, Hierocles of Alexandria (2002) 277
huffman, c.a. Cornelli, In Search of Pythagoreanism: Pythagoreanism as an Historiographical Category (2013) 249
incest Huffman, A History of Pythagoreanism (2019) 123
intellectual Bowie, Essays on Ancient Greek Literature and Culture, Volume 2: Comedy, Herodotus, Hellenistic and Imperial Greek Poetry, the Novels (2023) 91
kahn, c.h. Cornelli, In Search of Pythagoreanism: Pythagoreanism as an Historiographical Category (2013) 249
meno Cornelli, In Search of Pythagoreanism: Pythagoreanism as an Historiographical Category (2013) 249
numbers Schibli, Hierocles of Alexandria (2002) 277
oaths, of the tetractys Schibli, Hierocles of Alexandria (2002) 277
pericles Bowie, Essays on Ancient Greek Literature and Culture, Volume 2: Comedy, Herodotus, Hellenistic and Imperial Greek Poetry, the Novels (2023) 91
phaedo Bowie, Essays on Ancient Greek Literature and Culture, Volume 2: Comedy, Herodotus, Hellenistic and Imperial Greek Poetry, the Novels (2023) 91
philolaus, of croton Bowie, Essays on Ancient Greek Literature and Culture, Volume 2: Comedy, Herodotus, Hellenistic and Imperial Greek Poetry, the Novels (2023) 91
philolaus Cornelli, In Search of Pythagoreanism: Pythagoreanism as an Historiographical Category (2013) 249; Huffman, A History of Pythagoreanism (2019) 123, 201, 421
plato, apology Bowie, Essays on Ancient Greek Literature and Culture, Volume 2: Comedy, Herodotus, Hellenistic and Imperial Greek Poetry, the Novels (2023) 88
plato, on pythagoreanism Huffman, A History of Pythagoreanism (2019) 86
plato, relationship to pythagorean precepts Wolfsdorf, Early Greek Ethics (2020) 702
plato Bowie, Essays on Ancient Greek Literature and Culture, Volume 2: Comedy, Herodotus, Hellenistic and Imperial Greek Poetry, the Novels (2023) 88; Cornelli, In Search of Pythagoreanism: Pythagoreanism as an Historiographical Category (2013) 249
procreation Huffman, A History of Pythagoreanism (2019) 123
prodicus Bowie, Essays on Ancient Greek Literature and Culture, Volume 2: Comedy, Herodotus, Hellenistic and Imperial Greek Poetry, the Novels (2023) 88
protagoras Bowie, Essays on Ancient Greek Literature and Culture, Volume 2: Comedy, Herodotus, Hellenistic and Imperial Greek Poetry, the Novels (2023) 88
pseudo-pythagorean writings Huffman, A History of Pythagoreanism (2019) 86
pythagoras, sacred text attributed to Schibli, Hierocles of Alexandria (2002) 277
pythagoras, teacher of truth Schibli, Hierocles of Alexandria (2002) 277
pythagorean Bowie, Essays on Ancient Greek Literature and Culture, Volume 2: Comedy, Herodotus, Hellenistic and Imperial Greek Poetry, the Novels (2023) 91
pythagorean precepts, characteristics of Huffman, A History of Pythagoreanism (2019) 83
pythagorean precepts (aristoxenus), sources and influences Wolfsdorf, Early Greek Ethics (2020) 702
pythagorean precepts (aristoxenus) Wolfsdorf, Early Greek Ethics (2020) 702
pythagoreanism xxv Wolfsdorf, Early Greek Ethics (2020) 702
rape Huffman, A History of Pythagoreanism (2019) 123
sex Huffman, A History of Pythagoreanism (2019) 123
simmias Bowie, Essays on Ancient Greek Literature and Culture, Volume 2: Comedy, Herodotus, Hellenistic and Imperial Greek Poetry, the Novels (2023) 91; Cornelli, In Search of Pythagoreanism: Pythagoreanism as an Historiographical Category (2013) 249
socrates' Cornelli, In Search of Pythagoreanism: Pythagoreanism as an Historiographical Category (2013) 249
socrates Bowie, Essays on Ancient Greek Literature and Culture, Volume 2: Comedy, Herodotus, Hellenistic and Imperial Greek Poetry, the Novels (2023) 88, 91
sophist, fifth-century Bowie, Essays on Ancient Greek Literature and Culture, Volume 2: Comedy, Herodotus, Hellenistic and Imperial Greek Poetry, the Novels (2023) 88
soul Huffman, A History of Pythagoreanism (2019) 201
spintharus Huffman, A History of Pythagoreanism (2019) 83
starting point Huffman, A History of Pythagoreanism (2019) 123
stobaeus, as source for pythagoreanism Wolfsdorf, Early Greek Ethics (2020) 702
tetrad/tetractys Schibli, Hierocles of Alexandria (2002) 277
theocritus Bowie, Essays on Ancient Greek Literature and Culture, Volume 2: Comedy, Herodotus, Hellenistic and Imperial Greek Poetry, the Novels (2023) 88
truth Schibli, Hierocles of Alexandria (2002) 277
world-order (διάκοσμος / (διακόσμησις) Schibli, Hierocles of Alexandria (2002) 277
xenophilus Huffman, A History of Pythagoreanism (2019) 10, 83, 84, 85, 86; Wolfsdorf, Early Greek Ethics (2020) 702