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Summary of Epimenides Cretica

Date: 700-600 B.C.E.

Description: Epimenides of Cnossos was a semi-mythical 7th or 6th century BC Greek seer and philosopher-poet, from Knossos or Phaistos. Several prose and poetic works, now lost, were attributed to Epimenides, including a theogony, an epic poem on the Argonautic expedition, prose works on purifications and sacrifices, a cosmogony, oracles, a work on the laws of Crete, and a treatise on Minos and Rhadymanthus.

Zaykov, Andrey Epimemdes' activities in Sparta, Journal of Ancient History, 2002


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