FEREKIDES

FEREKIDES

Syros, 6th century B.C.
IF SOMEONE IS TRULY WISE, HE IS USEFUL WHILE HE IS ALIVE AND WHEN HE NO LONGER EXISTS.

An ancient philosopher, born in Syros, where he founded a philosophical academy, one of his students being Pythagoras. He wrote "Of the nature of Gods", and considered as origins of everything Zeus, the air, time and earth, and believed in reincarnation. He died at a very late age.