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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 156,281 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Prodicus is the 285th most popular philosopher (up from 296th in 2019), the 159th most popular biography from Greece (up from 162nd in 2019) and the 24th 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 285 out of 1,089Before him are Georges Sorel, Mazdak, Huineng, Robert Nozick, Abraham ibn Ezra, and Jacobus Arminius. After him are Ramana Maharshi, John Searle, Anne Sullivan, Alfred Tarski, Aśvaghoṣa, and Panaetius.

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

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Among people born in Greece, Prodicus ranks 159 out of 855Before him are Antipope Alexander V (1339), Pausanias (null), Nicias (-500), Cleomenes III (-260), Aeschines (-389), and Callisthenes (-360). After him are Periander (-700), Cleomenes I (-600), Meton of Athens (-500), Antonia Minor (-36), Hippocrates of Chios (-470), and Panaetius (-185).


Among philosophers born in Greece, Prodicus ranks 24Before him are Diotima of Mantinea (-450), Chilon of Sparta (-600), Epimenides (-690), Cratylus (-500), Apollodorus of Athens (-180), and Speusippus (-407). After him are Panaetius (-185), Pherecydes of Syros (-580), Aenesidemus (-80), Andronicus of Rhodes (-100), Euclid of Megara (-435), and Crates of Thebes (-365).