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Headword: Prodikos
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:
Prodikos, Keios, ho apo Keô tês nêsou, poleôs de Ioulidos, philosophos phusikos kai sophistês, sunchronos Dêmokritou tou Abdêritou kai Gorgiou, mathêtês Prôtagorou tou Abdêritou. en Athênais kôneion piôn apethanen, hôs diaphtheirôn tous neous.
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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