The Treatment of Philosophy and Philosophers by the Greek Comic Poets: A Dissertation Presented to the Board of University Studies of the Johns … of Doctor of Philosophy (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Remedy of Philosophy and Philosophers by the Greek Comic Poets: A Dissertation Presented to the Board of University Studies of the Johns Hopkins University for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy

When Epicharmus came from Megara in Sicily to Syracuse in 483 B. C., the up to date date at which he could have come, the doc trines of Pythagoras had been known in Italy and very more than likely in Sicily for almost fifty years. Pythagoras used to be dead, but the association which he had founded in Lower Italy lived on for almost half a century. The man who had worked a revolution in restoring law and order in Crotona and whose fame had spread over all Lower Italy, l could not have remained unknown in the neighboring island of Sicily.

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