It is easy for us to see now that all this indicates a real weakness in Pythagoreanism.
At one time he speaks of Pythagoreanism in the former, and at another in the latter sense.
The whole tendency of Pythagoreanism was in a practical respect ascetic, and directed to a strict culture of the character.
Their doctrine of metempsychosis, if it was really taught, involved no ethical content as in Pythagoreanism.
At any rate, both Orphism and Pythagoreanism stand apart from the official cults of the Greek states.
But he is not prevented by Pythagoreanism from observing the effects which climate and soil exercise on the characters of nations.
But the determinateness of quantity is number, and this is the principle and standpoint of Pythagoreanism.
Old Burton will rise from his grave, if there be any virtue in Pythagoreanism, to anatomize these poems.
There was a recrudescence of Pythagoreanism, with its attendant symbolism and mysticism.
While Croton was the chief seat of Pythagoreanism, luxury had fixed her throne in the neighbouring city of Sybaris.