Pyrrho, a Greek philosopher; a native of Elis, born about 360 B. C., died about 270. He was successively a painter, a poet, and a companion of Anaxarchus, under whose patronage he joined the eastern expedition of Alexander the Great. He addressed a poem to that monarch, for which he received 10,000 pieces of gold. After the Indian campaign he returned to Elis, where he was made high priest, and for his sake a law was passed exempting philosophers from the payment of taxes. The only condition which he deemed worthy of a philosopher was that of suspended judgment. A man, he taught, should be indifferent to all external circumstances of life, and allow nothing to disturb his equanimity. Virtuous imperturbability was the highest aim of life, but truth, from a scientific point of view, unattainable. He developed his views only orally, and his name was bestowed on all who shared them. The Pyrrhonists were called inquirers, skeptics, ephectics, and doubters. His doctrines were expounded by Timon, Philo of Athens, Nausiphanes of Teos, and many others.