Burying a sage: the heroon of Thales in the agora of Miletos
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Burying a sage: the heroon of Thales in the agora of Miletos

by Isabelle Gilles

This article adresses the heroon of Thales in the agora of Miletos, so far only literarily attested (§§ IV, VII). The sage was worshiped as secondary founder, having the status of a 'cultural hero', an age-old Indo-European concept. Graves of founders are... More

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