Protagoras of Abdera, fl. 5th century BC. Greek philosopher, a contemporary of Socrates, numbered with Gorgias and others among the Older Sophists. He was exiled from Athens in 415 BC for impiety. No works of his have survived; we know of him through the writings of others, and especially through Plato's dialogue Protagoras, a rather unflattering portrait of him and his disciples in conversation with Socrates.

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Review of Protagoras' thoughts on cosmology and the myths. By Swedish author and historian of Ideas Stefan Stenudd.
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Short article summarizing this thinker's thought.
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Brief Wikipedia article on this thinker, noting his relativistic and agnostic teachings.
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Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy article by Carol Poster. Deals extensively with what we know about the life, doctrines and influence of this Sophist.

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