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The New Pythagorean School (NPS)
is an association that aims to promote knowledge, information, friendship and participation inspired by the model developed by Pythagoras to live in harmony with yourself, with others and with nature.

Today we live in such a frenetic and dynamic society that it impedes us from understanding the depths of ourselves and the world around us. During the 6th Century B.C., named the axial century as it is considered the axis of history, there lived, all within the same decades, many great people who gave great teachings to understand the reality and live well thus exerting a profound influence on mankind.

Among these we can remember Lao Tze (Taoism), Confucius, Siddhārtha Gautama the Buddha, Zarathuštra (Zoroastrism), Mahavira (Jainism), Heraclitus and Pythagoras.

The latter made long trips that put him in contact with the knowledge spread all over Asia, the Middle East, Egypt and Greece. Pythagoras taught the doctrine of harmony, coined the term “philosopher”, the lover of wisdom, and developed the first rational and social system in the celebrated Schola Pithagorica of Crotone.

This school was based on friendship and social justice, principles used by King Italus to found Italy in the land that is today Calabria, around 2000 B.C. The Pythagorean teachings were violated by subsequent events, but nevertheless succeeded in influencing the culture through Socrates, Plato, Aristotle and, with now certain evidence, Jesus of Nazareth.

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CURRENTLY THE ASSOCIATION IS HEADED BY:

SALVATORE MONGIARDO

SCHOLARCH

MARCO TRICOLI

PRESIDENT

ROSA BRANCATELLA

MANAGEMENT BOARD

DOMENICO MONIZZI

MANAGEMENT BOARD

FRANCESCO LOPEZ

AUDITORS BOARD

The figure of Pythagoras is commonly associated only with geometry and numbers, but in fact his teachings tend to harmoniously unify the emotional and spiritual with the rational side of the human being.

“Around 530 B.C., Pythagoras left the Greek island of Samos, dominated by the tyrant Polycrates, and came to establish himself in Crotone, which he had visited in his youth with his father”    (Porphyry – Life of Pythagoras, chapter 2).

Here, he opened his school which united life practices to scientific and philosophical speculations. “In virtue of these life practices, all of Italy (that is the actual Calabria) … thanks to Pythagoras, received the name Magna Graecia and gave birth to a great number of philosophers, poets and legislators. The Arts… and the written legislation passed on from there to Greece” (Iamblicus – The Pythagorean Life, chapter 166).

The success of the Pythagorean School in the ancient world derived from the synthesis of the culture of the populations where Pythagoras had lived: Greeks, Syrians, Hebrews, Egyptians, Chaldeans and Persians. This knowledge he then conjugated to the values practiced by Italis: freedom for slaves, communion of life and property, vegetarianism, non-competitiveness and friendship, therefore putting into place the basis for a rational social organization. Thus the School was born and the Magna Graecia started to develop.

The south of Italy, today’s Calabria in particular, underwent from then onwards an unstoppable decadence which has lasted up to the present day. This can mainly be attributed to the loss of identity brought about by successive foreign occupation and domination, which violated all of the Italic and Pythagorean principles: Hannibal, Pyrrhus, Roma, Goth, Longobards, Byzantine, Arab, Saracen, Norman, Angioine, Aragonese and Spanish…

Today we consider essential the need to explore and use the Magna Graecia cultural treasure hidden under the ruins of such decadence. This project is not animated by desires to return to the past or seek revenge, but rather it is dictated by the willingness to make the Earth the common residence for all people, to overcome the divisions and obstacles generated by envies, religions, politics, races and gender. With only this as our aim, ancient and modern, the New Pythagorean School will surge from the ashes from where it once was established and operated: Crotone.

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Presentation of the book “The mystery of sound without number”

On 31 August at 19:30 at the Pythagoras Gardens and Museum in Crotone will be presented the Pythagorean novel "the mystery of the sound without number" by Flavio Ubaldini published by Scienza Express. The event [...]

By | August 29th, 2017|Categories: blog|0 Comments

Completed the kayak itinerary for Magna Grecia

The final stage of the kayak trip to Magna Grecia was a success. A moment filled with emotions that deeply involved the participants, the organizers, and in particular the two athletes Vanessa and Francesco who [...]

By | July 17th, 2017|Categories: blog|0 Comments

Celebration of the birth of Italy

On July 2nd, at 19:30, at the Pythagoras Gardens and Museum in Crotone, will take place the first day to celebrate the birth of Italy. A historical phenomenon in many ways little-known but which plays [...]

By | June 26th, 2017|Categories: blog|0 Comments