Lyco of Iasos

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Lyco (or Lycon, Greek: Λύκων, but also called Lycus; 4th century BCE) of Iasos, in Caria, was a Pythagorean philosopher. He wrote a polemical attack on Aristotle's lavish lifestyle,[1] and so probably lived in the second half of the 4th century BCE. He wrote a work On the Pythagorean Life,[2] in which he emphasized, among other things, Pythagoras' "temperate way of life."[3]


  1. ^ Eusebius, Praep. Evang. xv. 2
  2. ^ Athenaeus, ii. 47a, 69e, x. 418f; Diogenes Laertius, v. 69
  3. ^ Christoph Riedweg, (2005), Pythagoras: his life, teaching, and influence, page 113. Cornell University Press