A market in Samos

Samos is a small island in Greece, with a capital of the same name. It is well known as the place where Pythagoras lived.


Some time during the sixth century BCE, Pythagoras and his protege Kyros of Zarax were walking through Samos. When they passed a blacksmith, Pythagoras suddenly rushed inside, starting an experiment with different hammers and anvils. The two then took the tools back to Pythagoras' villa to continue the experiment.

The day after that, a gathering was held at the villa, where Pythagoras explained his new theory to many scholars from Samos and its surrounding villages. Shortly after that, Pythagoras and his protege left Samos and traveled to Croton.