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Prodicus of Ceos (; Greek: Πρόδικος ὁ Κεῖος, Pródikos ho Keios; c. 465 BC – c. 395 BC) was a Greek philosopher, and part of the first generation of Sophists. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Prodicus has received more than 172,919 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Prodicus is the 256th most popular philosopher (up from 285th in 2019), the 155th most popular biography from Greece (up from 159th in 2019) and the 23rd most popular Greek Philosopher.

Prodicus was a sophist, and is most famous for his work in ethics. He believed that the individual is the measure of all things, and that the pursuit of virtue is the highest good.

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Among philosophers, Prodicus ranks 256 out of 1,081Before him are Vyasa, Orosius, Jacques Maritain, Franz Brentano, Aśvaghoṣa, and Vladimir Solovyov. After him are Francisco Suárez, Ram Mohan Roy, Hugh of Saint Victor, Ernst Bloch, Carneades, and Nicole Oresme.

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Among people born in 460 BC, Prodicus ranks 6Before him are Hippocrates, Democritus, Thucydides, Diogenes of Apollonia, and Critias. After him is Verginia. Among people deceased in 380 BC, Prodicus ranks 2Before him is Lysias. After him are Hakor, Nepherites II, Agesipolis I, and Philoxenus of Cythera.

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Among people born in Greece, Prodicus ranks 155 out of 936Before him are Ioannis Kapodistrias (1776), Pausanias (null), Craterus (-370), Longus (110), Pleistarchus (-500), and Lysander (-401). After him are Georgios Papadopoulos (1919), Antipope Alexander V (1339), Antonia Minor (-36), Andronicus of Rhodes (-100), Demetrius Vikelas (1835), and Pherecydes of Syros (-580).


Among philosophers born in Greece, Prodicus ranks 23Before him are Melissus of Samos (-470), Diotima of Mantinea (-450), Chilon of Sparta (-600), Cratylus (-500), Epimenides (-690), and Apollodorus of Athens (-180). After him are Andronicus of Rhodes (-100), Pherecydes of Syros (-580), Panaetius (-185), Hipparchia of Maroneia (-350), Speusippus (-407), and Aenesidemus (-80).