Prodicus, Testimonia, Part 1: Person (P)

LCL 531: 416-417

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EARLY GREEK PHILOSOPHY VIII

PRODICUS [84 DK]

P Origin and Chronology (P1)

P1 (< A1) Suda Π.2365

Πρόδικος Κεῖος ἀπὸ Κέω τῆς νήσου, πόλεως δὲ Ἰουλίδος, φιλόσοφος φυσικὸς καὶ σοφιστής, σύγχρονος Δημοκρίτου τοῦ Ἀβδηρίτου καὶ Γοργίου, μαθητὴς Πρωταγόρου τοῦ Ἀβδηρίτου [. . . = P14].

At Athens (P2–P3) Ambassador (P2)

P2 (< A3) Plat. Hipp. mai. 282c

[ΣΩ.] [. . .] ὁ ἡμέτερος ἑταῖρος Πρόδικος οὗτος πολλάκις μὲν καὶ ἄλλοτε δημοσίᾳ ἀφίκετο, ἀτὰρ τὰ τελευταῖα ἔναγχος ἀφικόμενος δημοσίᾳ ἐκ Κέω λέγων τ’ ἐν τῇ βουλῇ πάνυ ηὐδοκίμησεν [. . . = P4].

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PRODICUS

PRODICUS

P Origin and Chronology (P1)

P1 (< A1) Suda

Prodicus, called Cean from the island of Ceos, from the city of Ioulis, a natural philosopher and sophist, contemporary of Democritus of Abdera and Gorgias, disciple of Protagoras of Abdera [. . .].

At Athens (P2–P3) Ambassador (P2)

P2 (< A3) Plato, Greater Hippias

[Socrates:] [. . .] Our friend Prodicus here has often come on official missions on other occasions, but just now, finally coming on an official mission from Ceos and speaking in the Assembly, he achieved a great reputation [. . .].

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.prodicus-person.2016