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Pythagoras of Samos

Summary: This is about Pythagoras of Samos and how he dedicated his life not only to the study and application of mathematics, but also to the spiritual growth of an individual's life.

There have been countless mathematicians whose dedication and consistent effort has impacted the area of mathematics, of which is Pythagoras of Samos. The Book, Ancient Science Through the Golden Age of Greece, says "Pythagoras was the first to assert that mathematics is valuable, irrespective of its usefulness, because it is the best means of contemplation and understanding" (217). Pythagoras of Samos dedicated his life not only to the study and application of mathematics, but also to the spiritual growth of an individual's life.

In the first place, Pythagoras was born about 569 BCE in Samos, located in the heart of Ionia ("Samos" n.p.). As a child he spent many of his early years in Samos and traveled often with his father, Mnesarchus, who was a stone cutter. Pythagoras' mother, Pythais, was a native of Samos, and she accompanied Pythagoras on some of his journeys; Pythagoras had two older...

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