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Pherecydes of Syros (Sixth Century B.C.)

Pherecydes of Syros (fer-e-sī’dēz). An early Greek philosopher, native of the island of Syros; he lived in the sixth century B.C., being contemporary with Thales and Anaximander. He is credited with having written a work on the origin of things, in which the doctrine of metempsychosis is first propounded.