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1) Abdera. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Abdera, (abde´r) (KEY) or Avdira (avde´ra) (KEY) , town, NE Greece, in Thrace, near the mouth of the Mesta River. It is a small agricultural settlement. Founded (c.650...

2) 23. A Fragment. Sterne, Laurence. 1917. A Sentimental Journey through France and Italy. Vol. III, Part 1. Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction
...—THE TOWN of Abdera, notwithstanding Democritus lived there, trying all the powers of irony and laughter to reclaim it, was the vilest and most profligate town in...

3) Avdira. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Avdira, Greece: see Abdera....

4) Democritus. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Democritus, (dimok´rits) (KEY) , c.460-c.370 B.C., Greek philosopher of Abdera; pupil of Leucippus. His theory of the nature of the physical world was the most radical...

5) Protagoras. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Protagoras, (protag´rs) (KEY) , c.490-c.421 B.C., Greek philosopher of Abdera, one of the more distinguished Sophists. He taught for a time in Athens, where he was...

6) 6198. Beckett, Samuel. The Columbia World of Quotations. 1996
...in this passage, "Nothing is more real than nothing," is attributed to Democritus of Abdera....

7) §8. Criticism and Comment. XXVIII. Popular Bibles. Vol. 18. Later National Literature, Part III. The Cambridge History of English and American Literature: An Encyclopedia in Eighteen Volumes. 1907–21
...find where it reached back to Quimbyism, and where to an idealism as old as Democritus of Abdera, and discovered a curious theology often quaintly expressed in such...

8) Chapter 58. Human Scapegoats in Classical Antiquity. § 2. The Human Scapegoat in Ancient Greece. Frazer, Sir James George. 1922. The Golden Bough
...for the men and one for the women, were led out of Athens and stoned to death. The city of Abdera in Thrace was publicly purified once a year, and one of the burghers,...

9) 4. The Classical Age, 510-323 B.C.E. 2001. The Encyclopedia of World History
...four elements (fire, air, water, and earth). Leucippus (c. 450) and his student Democritus of Abdera (c. 460-370) advanced the atomic theory: the universe was made...

10) Chapter VIII. Of the Virtues Commonly Called Intellectual, and Their Contrary Defects. Hobbes, Thomas. 1909-14. Of Man, Being the First Part of Leviathan. The Harvard Classics
...but, also spiritati, men possessed. 24 There was once a great conflux of people in Abdera, a city of the Greeks, at the acting of the tragedy of Andromeda upon an...

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