Protagoras, Testimonia, Part 1: Person (P)

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EARLY GREEK PHILOSOPHY VIII

PROTAGORAS [80DK]

P Father and City (P1)

P1 (< A1) Diog. Laert. 9.50

Πρωταγόρας Ἀρτέμωνος ἤ, ὡς Ἀπολλόδωρος [FGrHist 244 F70] καὶ Δίνων1 ἐν Περσικῶν εʹ2 [FGrHist 690 F6], Μαιανδρίου, Ἀβδηρίτης, καθά φησιν Ἡρακλείδης ὁ Ποντικὸς ἐν τοῖς Περὶ νόμων [Frag. 150 Wehrli] [. . . = P12]· ὡς δ’ Εὔπολις ἐν Κόλαξιν [Frag. 157 K–A], Τήιος· φησὶ γάρ·

ἔνδον3 μέν ἐστι Πρωταγόρας ὁ Τήιος.

Chronology (P2–P4)

P2 Plat.

a (< A5) Protag. 317c

[ΠΡ.] καίτοι πολλά γε ἔτη ἤδη εἰμὶ ἐν τῇ τέχνῃ· καὶ

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PROTAGORAS

PROTAGORAS

P Father and City (P1)

P1 (< A1) Diogenes Laertius

Protagoras, son of Artemon, or, according to Apollodorus, and Dino in Book 5 of his Persica, of Maeandrius. He was from Abdera, according to what Heraclides of Pontus says in his On Laws [. . .]; but according to Eupolis in his Flatterers, he was from Teos, for he says,

Inside is Protagoras of Teos. [cf. DRAM. T18b]

Chronology (P2–P4)

P2 Plato

a (< A5) Protagoras

[Protagoras:] And yet it is already many years that I have spent in the profession; for indeed, taken all together, the

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.protagoras-person.2016