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61 Democritus: Life d. DIOGENES LAERTIUS IX.50 Protagoras was a pupil of Democritus. e. SCHOLIAST on Plato, Republic 600c (from HESYCHIUS ?) Protagoras, son of Artemon, from Abdera. He was a porter, and turned to philosophy on making the acquaintance of Democritus.39 15. SUIDAS Hippocrates ... He was a pupil first of his father, then of Herodicus of Selymbria40 and Gorgias of Leontini the orator and philosopher, and, as some say, of Democritus of Abdera, whom he met as a young man when he [i.e., Democritus] was old. And also, as some say, of Prodicus.41 16. SUIDAS Diagoras 42 ... he was a slave whom Democritus, seeing his intelligence, bought for ten thousand drachmae and made his pupil.... Now he was active in the 78th Olympiad [468-465]. 17. VALERIUS MAXIMUS VIII.7 He [i.e., Democritus] lived in Athens for very many years, but spent every moment in thinking out and applying his doctrines, so that he was unknown in that city, as he testifies himself in one of his books. [Cf. Dl.] 18. STRABO Geography XV.703 [citing MEGASTHENES, a geographer and historian of the fourth to third centuries BC] He says that in the mountainous country [sc. of India] there is a river Sila, on which nothing floats. Democritus, who travelled extensively in Asia, denies this, as does Aristotle. 19. CICERO De Finibus V.19.50 What should I say about Pythagoras, Plato, and Democritus ? We see that they travelled to the ends of the earth from a desire for learning. [Cf. CICERO Tusculan Disputations IV.19.44.] 39 As Protagoras' most probable dates are c. 490-c. 420, it is very unlikely that there is any truth in these stories of his having been educated by Democritus. They are likely to have arisen from the desire to fabricate some association between the two great figures from Abdera, and may also reflect some tradition about the humble origins of great men [cf. 16]. See Sedley 128. 40 A celebrated doctor of the fifth century BC. 41 A sophist, contemporary with Protagoras and Socrates. 42 Of Melos. A lyric poet of the fifth century BC, notorious as an atheist.

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