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"It seems to me, though, that he might have actually lived many years before Phytagoras' time. So let Zalmoxis be well, whatever he represents, either a human being or some Demon of the Geta (namely Thracian) people. As we can see, the naive identification of God Zalmoxis with one of Pythagoras' slaves, who became afterwards free and wealthy, is being disputed even by Herodotus himself. Why should WE believe it then?..." (From a good article about Zalmoxis and Roman Mythology)
August 11, 2008