The latest of the important pre-Socratic philosophers of the Italic school was Empedocles, who was born about 494 B.C.
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ITALIC SCHOOL, the name given to the school of PYTHAGORAS (q. v.) who taught philosophy in Italy.
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Under philosophy, the Italic school included every object of human knowledge.
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