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Ideas of Prodicus, by Text

[Greek, c.460 - 400 BCE, Born at Ceos. A sophist.]

420BCE On Man (lost)
p.246 Contradiction is impossible, since only one side of the argument refers to the true facts
p.250 He denied the existence of the gods, saying they are just exaltations of things useful for life
B5 p.140 The gods are just personified human benefits
B5 p.249 People used to think anything helpful to life was a god, as the Egyptians think the Nile a god