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EARLY GREEK PHILOSOPHY VIII

THRASYMACHUS [85 DK]

P Origin and Relative Chronology (P1–P2)

P1 (< A1) Suda Θ.462

Θρασύμαχος Χαλκηδόνιος σοφιστὴς τῆς ἐν Βιθυνίᾳ Χαλκηδόνος [. . .].

P2 (< A3) Dion. Hal. Lys. 6

[. . .] καὶ γὰρ τοῖς χρόνοις οὗτος ἐκείνου προέχειν ἔμοιγε δοκεῖ (λέγω δ’ ὡς ἐν ἀκμῇ κοινῇ βίου γενομένων ἀμφοῖν) [. . .].

Character (P3–P4)

P3 (A10) Plat. Rep. 1 336b–c

[ΣΩ.] καὶ ὁ Θρασύμαχος πολλάκις μὲν καὶ διαλεγομένων ἡμῶν μεταξὺ ὥρμα ἀντιλαμβάνεσθαι τοῦ λόγου, ἔπειτα ὑπὸ τῶν παρακαθημένων διεκωλύετο βουλομένων διακοῦσαι τὸν λόγον· ὡς δὲ διεπαυσάμεθα

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THRASYMACHUS

THRASYMACHUS

P Origin and Relative Chronology (P1–P2)

P1 (< A1) Suda

Thrasymachus of Chalcedon, sophist, from the Chalcedon in Bithynia [. . .].

P2 (< A3) Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Lysias

[. . .] For the latter [i.e. Lysias] seems to me to be chronologically earlier than the former [i.e. Thrasymachus], I mean with reference to the time when they were both in their full maturity [. . .].

Character (P3–P4)

P3 (A10) Plato, Republic

[Socrates:] And a number of times Thrasymachus tried to interrupt us, even in the middle of our discussions, and to seize the word himself, but then he was prevented by those sitting next to him, who wanted to listen to the conversation until the end. But when we paused and I said

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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.thrasymachus-person.2016