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Crotona's Sage

Pythagoras. So called because at Crotona he established his first and chief school of philosophy. Such success followed his teaching that the whole aspect of the town became more moral and decorous in a marvellously short time. About B. C. 540.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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