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1. The son of Euphron or Euthyphron, and father of Pythagoras. He was generally believed to be not of purely Greek origin. According to some accounts, he belonged to the Tyrrhenians of Lemnos and Imbros, and is said to have been an engraver of rings. (Clemens Alex. Strom. i. p. 300; Schol. ad Plat. Rep. p. 420, ed. Bekk.; D. L. 8.1; Porphyr. Vit. Pyth. 1, 2.) According to other accounts, the name of the father of Pythagoras was Marmacus, whose father Hippasus came from Phlius. (Paus. 2.13; D. L. 8.1.)

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    • Pausanias, Description of Greece, 2.13
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