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EARLY GREEK PHILOSOPHY VIII

PRODICUS [84 DK]

D Prodicus’ Writings: Reported Titles and Contents (D1–D4)

D1 (< B4) Gal. Nat. fac. 2.9 (3.195 Helmreich; cf. 15.325 Kühn)

Πρόδικος δ’ ἐν τῷ Περὶ φύσεως ἀνθρώπου γράμματι [. . . = D9].

D2 (B3) Cic. De orat. 3.32.128

quid de Prodico Ceo, de Thrasymacho Chalcedonio, de Protagora Abderita loquar? quorum unusquisque plurimum temporibus illis etiam de natura rerum et disseruit et scripsit.

D3 (B1) Schol. in Aristoph. Nub. 361

φέρεται δὲ καὶ Προδίκου βιβλίον ἐπιγραφόμενον Ὧραι [. . . = D19].

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PRODICUS

PRODICUS

D Prodicus’ Writings: Reported Titles and Contents (D1–D4)

D1 (< B4) Galen, On the Natural Faculties

Prodicus, in his text On the Nature of Man [. . .].

D2 (B3) Cicero, On the Orator

What should I say [scil. about the ability of the ancient orators to speak about any subject] regarding Prodicus of Ceos, Thrasymachus of Chalcedon, Protagoras of Abdera, each of whom at that time both spoke and wrote a lot even about nature? [= THRAS. D4; PROT. D6].

See also ALCM. D2

D3 (B1) Scholia on Aristophanes’ Clouds

There is also in circulation a book of Prodicus entitled The Seasons [. . .] [cf. D19].

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.prodicus-doctrine.2016