SolonIn existographies, Solon (c.638-558BC) (IQ:170|#403) (Cattell 1000:391) (Washington 23|#) [RMS:2] (ACR:20) (CR:16) was a Greek statesman, lawmaker, philosopher, and poet, one of the seven sages (Ѻ), credited with being the one who brought democracy to Athens, noted for []

After travelling to Egypt, and learning their theology, according to Plato (Ѻ), Salon substituted Greek names for Egyptian ones, in writing about the Greek deities, according to which Amen-Ra became Zeus, Set became Typhon, Osiris became Dionysus, Horus became Hercules, Shu became Atlas, etc.

Solon was the first Greek on record to have initiated the study-abroad-method, by specifically traveling to Egypt to learn in their colleges and from their priests; as summarized by Wallis Budge (1904): [1]

“A tradition says Solon, Thales, and Plato all visited the great college at Heliopolis, and that the last-named actually studied there, and that Manetho (c.300-250BC), the priest of Sebennytus, who wrote a history of Egypt in Greek for Ptolemy II, collected his materials in the library of the priesthood of Ra.”

Solon, according to Plutarch, spent some time in Egypt and discussed philosophy with two Egyptian priests, Psenophis of Heliopolis and Sonchis of Sais. According to Plato's dialogues Timaeus and Critias, he visited Neith's temple at Sais (see: recension theory) and received from the priests there an account of the history of Atlantis. (Ѻ)

1. Budge, Wallis. (1904). The Gods of the Egyptians, Volume One (pg. 332). Dover, 1969.

External links
Solon – Wikipedia.

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