Heraclitus and Iran

  title={Heraclitus and Iran},
  author={J. Duchesne-Guillemin},
  journal={History of Religions},
  pages={34 - 49}
Since the rediscovery of the Avesta has made the sources of Iranian religion accessible to us, so that we can really say "Thus spake Zarathustra," we have been able to return, with fresh interest, to an ancient idea: that of the Oriental, and especially Iranian, origins of Greek philosophy. It is an idea which Antiquity had endowed with a legendary aura, either by declaring that Pythagoras had been Zoroaster's pupil in Babylon (a city to which, probably, neither had ever been) or by writing, as… Expand
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