Abdera


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Abdera

(ăbdē`rə) or

Avdira

(ävdē`rä), town, NE Greece, in Thrace, near the mouth of the Mesta River. It is a small agricultural settlement. Founded (c.650 B.C.) by colonists from Clazomenae, it was destroyed by the Thracians (c.550 B.C.) and rebuilt (c.500 B.C.) by refugees from Teos. The town passed to Macedon in 352 B.C. and in 198 B.C. became a free city under Roman rule. The term Abderite was used by the ancient Greeks as a synonym for stupid. However, the philosophers Protagoras, Leucippus, and Democritus lived there.

Abdera

maritime city whose inhabitants were known proverbially for their stupidity. [Gk. Folklore: Benét, 2]
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Protagoras of Abdera, and Prodicus of Ceos, and a host of others, have only to whisper to their contemporaries: `You will never be able to manage either your own house or your own State until you appoint us to be your ministers of education'-- and this ingenious device of theirs has such an effect in making them love them that their companions all but carry them about on their shoulders.
El AaAaAeA nico libro de cuentos de Leopol Lugones publicado en Portugal, Os Cavalos de Abdera (Vega, 1988, 82 aAaAaAeA~os despuAaAaAeA@s del original), incluye varias citas de Borges.
One of them, Democritus of Abdera, Greece, answered in 465 B.
El alcance practico de la argumentacion esceptica permite entender la prohibicion del cultivo de la filosofia de la naturaleza, las graves censuras que limitaron la libre circulacion de las ideas y los debates en torno al nomos en la Atenas de Pericles; lo mismo que las leyes escritas contra la impiedad que llevaron a la quema de las obras de Protagoras de Abdera y mas tarde a la condena de Socrates junto con otros filosofos.
They included Protagoras from Abdera in Thrace, Gorgias from Leontini in Southern Sicily and Thrasymachus from Chalcedon.
Lejos de nosotros pensar que con la democracia de Pericles (495-429) el polemos griego desaparecio aunque, ciertamente, se acallo (32); el tema se traslado intelectualmente a la oposicion entre physis (naturaleza) y nomos (costumbre); se defendia por parte de los antidemocratas que, por naturaleza (physis) no todos los hombres son iguales, la igualdad solo debe ser tenida en cuenta entre "excelentes'", pues lo bajo solo genera "lo bajo", algo a lo que se opuso Protagoras de Abdera.
Contract notice: "supply of liquid fuels" for the year 2016 for the needs of the municipality of abdera, the centre for support and social care infant-children and the elderly and the school committee of primary and secondary education.
The other two, promoted as a package deal, are announced as being "the one from Abdera who laughs" (13,2) (i.
Grabbe thinks that the account of Hecataeus of Abdera, (c.
En su dialogo Protagoras, Platon nos muestra al sofista de Abdera haciendo referencia a su profesion, senalando como esta no es nueva, sino que se hallaba enmascarada, afirma Protagoras:
Sabe-se que em Abdera e Atenas periodicamente se faziam sacrificios de pessoas sendo primeiramente escolhidas, bem tratadas e por fim expulssas da cidade a pedradas.
As examples we may offer the anachronisms of Jovett's English gentleman in the Platonic Academy or Zeller's German philosopher in the Schools of Miletus or Abdera.