He returned to Samos, which was now under the rule of Darius of Persia. Soon afterwards, he made a brief trip to Crete to studyb their legal system before returning to Samos to found his own school. It was called the Semicircle, and is still known by that name even today. The Samians were not very receptive to his teaching method. According to Iamblichus's book, Life of Pythagoras, "He tried to use his symbolic method of teaching which was similar in all respects to the lessons he had learnt in Egypt. The Samians were not very keen on this method and treated him in a rude and improper manner." So, in about 518 BC he departed Samos once again and went to southern Italy.