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    Homer as the predecessor of the pre-socratic philosophers.

    To my opinion, Homer with the use of his allegories had inspired the pre-socratic philosophers towards their cosmological theories based on his rational,materialistic - for his times - explanation of natural phenomena.

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    Quote Originally Posted by diamantis View Post
    To my opinion, Homer with the use of his allegories had inspired the pre-socratic philosophers towards their cosmological theories based on his rational,materialistic - for his times - explanation of natural phenomena.
    I would like to try to understand that. I don;t see it, but I would love to understand your thinking.
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    If I were looking for one, I would say Hesiod over Homer, as he is didactic. Though Socratic thinkers were probably more influenced by Homer.

    But lets be honest, Homer didn't even solidify until the 6th century BC, and the definite version of Homer wasn't around until the Hellenistic period. What base was homer then?

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