\fˈɪləlˌa͡ʊs], \fˈɪləlˌaʊs], \f_ˈɪ_l_ə_l_ˌaʊ_s]\
Definitions of PHILOLAUS
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A Greek Pythagorean philosopher, native of Magna Graecia; contemporary with Socrates. Only fragments of his writings have come down to us. He was the first to commit to writing the doctrines of Pythagoras. He taught the doctrine of the earth's motion; that the sphere of the fixed stars, the five planets, and the sun, moon, and earth, move round the "central fire", which is the "hearth of the universe".
By Charles Dudley Warner