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Diagoras | Ancient Greek Philosopher

Updated: Nov 20, 2019

Diagoras of Milos was a Greek poet and sophist of the 5th century BC who was regarded as an atheist, was against Greek religion and criticized the Elefsinian Mysteries.

Photo title: Détail de l’ École d’ Athènes, représentant Diagoras (gauche) et Critias (droite) | Photo by: in the public domain (according to Wikimedia Commons)


Thus, he had been forced by the Athenians to flee the city. Not much is known for certain concerning his philosophical views. The only certain thing is that Diagoras was one of those philosophers who, like Socrates, were offensive regarding their views on the worship of gods.


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