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Headword: *pro/dikos
Adler number: pi,2365
Translated headword: Prodikos, Prodicus
Vetting Status: high
A Ceian; from the island of Ceos, and the city of Iulis. Philosopher of nature and sophist. Contemporary of Democritus of Abdera[1] and of Gorgias;[2] pupil of Protagoras of Abdera.[3] He died in Athens of drinking hemlock, as a corrupter of the young.[4]
Greek Original:
*pro/dikos, *kei=os, o( a)po\ *ke/w th=s nh/sou, po/lews de\ *)iouli/dos, filo/sofos fusiko\s kai\ sofisth/s, su/gxronos *dhmokri/tou tou= *)abdhri/tou kai\ *gorgi/ou, maqhth\s *prwtago/rou tou= *)abdhri/tou. e)n *)aqh/nais kw/neion piw\n a)pe/qanen, w(s diafqei/rwn tou\s ne/ous.
C5 BC. See generally RE Prodikos(3); OCD4 Prodicus; DK 84; Philostratus, Lives of the Sophists 1.12.
[1] delta 447: Democritus.
[2] gamma 388: Gorgias.
[3] pi 2958: Protagoras.
[4] Highly improbable. See rather sigma 829: Socrates.
Keywords: biography; chronology; ethics; geography; law; medicine; philosophy; rhetoric
Translated by: Malcolm Heath on 27 June 2001@11:21:29.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keyword; cosmetics) on 28 June 2001@03:55:47.
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 16 November 2011@09:25:45.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 2 August 2014@11:42:03.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 11 December 2014@01:24:41.


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