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.
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.
Ideal of Greek humanism was formulated by the sophist Protagoras from Abdera (491/481-411 BC) who is called the "teacher of virtues" by Plato: "Man is the measure of all things: of things which are, that they are, and of things which are not, that they are not".
Hippocrates (5th-4th centuries BC) probably described the first true case of breast cancer in history in a woman from Abdera.
Attendees can learn about how the ASF works, and discuss Apache projects, from servers to build tools to Cloud computing --from Abdera to Zookeeper.
Twenty citizens left for Zaryab Colony, Nothia, Danishabad University Town, Abdera and Budabair, whereas fifty left for their native towns present in Kohat, Mardan and other areas.
Schrodinger discovered for himself that Democritus of Abdera already understood this state of affairs in the fifth century BC, prior to the advent of the sophisticated instrumentations of today.
The book includes a small reproduction of an actual coin stamped with a griffin springing left off of Ionic capital, attributed to Thrace, Abdera, circa 386/5-375 B.
They're also poking fun at certain types of foreigners - people from Abdera, a city in Thrace, were very, very stupid, almost as stupid as [they thought] eggheads [were]," The Guardian quoted Beard, as saying.
Seeing a eunuch chatting with a woman, a man from Abdera (ethnic joke target area) asks him if she was his wife.
1, this passage from the play was quoted endlessly by the people of Abdera after a particularly brilliant enactment of it by the famous tragic actor, Archelaus, just after the accession of Lysimachus in 322 BC.
Entretanto, como é amplamente sabido, os grandes mestres da retórica foram os sofistas, dentre cujos nomes mais eminentes destacam-se Protágoras de Abdera, Górgias de Leontinos, Hípias de Elis, Licofron, Pródicos e Trasímaco.