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Thrasymachus
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from Chalcedon (Θρασύμαχος Χαλκηδόνιος/Thrasýmachos Chalkēdónios). Sophist rhetorician (Pl. Resp. 328b 6; epitaph: 85 A 8 DK; Suda s. v. T.). Aristot. Soph. el. 33,183b 29 placed him between Tisias and Theodorus [I 3] of Byzantium in the development of rhetorical theory. Aristophanes [3] satirized T. in the Daitalḗs (85 A 4 DK) in 427 BC as a sophist and rhetorician. T.' speech for the Larisaeans (Clem. Al. Strom. 6,16) must have been written after 413, when Archelaus [1] came to power. In Plato [1] (Resp. 328b 8), he appears along with his follower Cleitophon (ibid. 340a…

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Baumhauer, Otto A. (Bremen), “Thrasymachus”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 07 April 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1212330>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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