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Ideas of Pherecydes, by Text

[Greek, c.600 - 550 BCE, Born at Syrus. Said to have taught Pythagoras.]

600BCE fragments/reports
p.45 Pherecydes was the first to say that the soul is eternal [Cicero]
p.173 Pherecydes said the first principle and element is earth [Sext.Empiricus]