Ideas of Pherecydes, by Theme

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

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26. Natural Theory / A. Speculations on Nature / 6. Early Matter Theories / c. Ultimate substances
Pherecydes said the first principle and element is earth [Sext.Empiricus]
29. Religion / D. Religious Issues / 2. Immortality / a. Immortality
Pherecydes was the first to say that the soul is eternal [Cicero]