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This page is part of the "tools" section of a site, Plato and his dialogues, dedicated to developing a new interpretation of Plato's dialogues. The "tools" section provides historical and geographical context (chronology, maps, entries on characters and locations) for Socrates, Plato and their time. By clicking on the minimap at the beginning of the entry, you can go to a full size map in which the city or location appears. For more information on the structure of entries and links available from them, read the notice at the beginning of the index of persons and locations.
City of Thrace (area 9).
Abdera was founded by the citizens of Teos, a city of Ionia south of Clazomenæ, fleeing their city when the Medeans of Harpagus, a general of Cyrus the Great, took it around 545B. C., as part of his conquest of Ionia (Herodotus' Histories, I, 168).
Abdera is the birthplace of Protagoras and of Democritus.