Thrasymachus (ca. 459-400 BCE) was a sophist of Ancient Greece best known as a character in Plato's Republic.
Thrasymachus was a citizen of Chalcedon, on the Bosphorus. His career appears to have been spent as a sophist at Athens, although the exact nature of his work and thought is unclear. He is credited with an increase in the rhythmic character of Greek oratory, especially the use ... more »
''Justice is simply the advantage of the stronger.''Thrasymachus 5th century B.C., Greek philosopher. The Presocratics, p. 259, ed. Philip Wheelwright, The Bobbs-Merrill Co., Inc. (1960).