Wednesday, March 9, 2016

“…it is of interest to repeat that the philosophy of Heraclitus had already strongly influenced the disciples of Zeno, the founder of the Wisdom of the Stoa, and that Heraclitus, who passed his life at Ephesus in the last quarter of the VIth and first quarter of the Vth century B.C., was almost indubitably indebted to Persian influence for his leading doctrines of the Ever-living Fire, of the transmutation of the Elements, of Struggle and Strife, and some other features of his remarkable system…”

~ quote from English historian, scholar, and author George Meade in his 1907 book on ancient Indo-Iranian sun god Mithra later adopted by the Romans and transfused into early Christianity…

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