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Aristeas

Aristeas  

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Of Proconnesus in the Propontis. Like Abaris and Zalmoxis, a legendary wisdom-figure associated with the cult of Apollo, reflecting early Greek contacts with Scythian culture. Herodotus (4. 13ff.) ...
Heraclides Ponticus

Heraclides Ponticus  

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4th cent. bc philosopher of the Academy. Born of a wealthy and aristocratic family in Heraclea Pontica, he came to Plato's Academy in Athens as a pupil of Speusippus. Like other Academics, he wrote a ...
Zalmoxis

Zalmoxis  

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(Ζάλμοξις, Σάλμοξις). According to Herodotus (1) (4. 94–6), a god of the Getae in Thrace (‘also called Gebeleizis’) who promised immortality to his devotees; the tribe communicated with him by ...

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