Ideas from 'The Histories' by Herodotus [435 BCE], by Theme Structure

[found in 'The First Philosophers' (ed/tr Waterfield,Robin) [OUP 2000,0-19-282454-6]].

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29. Religion / D. Religious Issues / 2. Immortality / a. Immortality
The Egyptians were the first to say the soul is immortal and reincarnated
                        Full Idea: The Egyptians were the first to claim that the soul of a human being is immortal, and that each time the body dies the soul enters another creature just as it is being born.
                        From: Herodotus (The Histories [c.435 BCE], 2.123.2)