Greek - A 6th C BC. Cretan poet. It was said that he fell asleep when looking for some sheep and slept for fifty-seven years. When he finally awoke, he found himself in possession of all wisdom. He was said to be 157 (or 299) years old when he died. In some accounts, he is one of the Seven Sages in place of Periander. Also referred to as Epimenides.

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