|Prodicus of Ceos: rhetorician in Athens, ca. 421 or 431. Sophist. Represented a moderate or conservative direction. (See Der kleine Pauly, Lexikon der Antike, Munich 1979)._____________Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments. |
Prodicus of Ceos/Sophist/Taureck: (470 or 460 - 399). Prodicus of Ceos was a student of Protagoras. He influenced Isocrates, Socrates and Eurypides.
Aristophanes: (The Clouds): of all the great wise men one can only listen to Prodicus, he has wisdom and he is right.
The myth of "Heracles at the Crossroad" originates from Prodicus. He works as a linguist and natural philosopher._____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
B. H.F. Taureck
Die Sophisten Hamburg 1995