• I am a Greek sophist from Abdera in Thrace.
  • My religious scepticism was due, I declared, to my ignorance of the existence of the gods.
  • This reflected my perception of the ‘obscurity of the subject and the shortness of human life’.
  • I am remembered for the maxim ‘Man is the measure of all things, of the existence of the things that are, and the non-existence of the things that are not’.
  • My teaching was aimed at the encouraging good and efficient conduct.
  • I am portrayed in Plato’s dialogue, bearing my name.

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