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Critical Essay by Edward Hussey

SOURCE: Edward Hussey, "Pythagoras and the Greek West," in The Presocratics, Duckworth, 1972, pp. 60-77.

In the following excerpt, Hussey examines evidence of the life of Pythagoras and the immediate impact of his thought on Graeco-Roman medicine, mathematics, astronomy, music, and philosophy.

'The Greek West' is a convenient name for what came to be called in antiquity 'Great Greece' [Magna Graecia): the area of Greek settlement in the Western Mediterranean, above all in Sicily and southern Italy. Most of the Greek cities there had been founded in the last half of the seventh century, but they received fresh waves of emigrants from old Greece throughout the sixth, especially from Ionia after the Persian conquest.

These young and often very prosperous Greek cities in the West were to the older Greek world at...

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