: technical term from the Attic criminal process; a prosecution for theft
θείας . . . μοίρας
: received a share in divinity.πρῶτον, ἔπειτα
: indicate, not temporal sequence, but the different points of view, from which the imparting of that which belonged to the gods worked advantageously to men.
: neut. adj., identifies ὁ ἄνθρωπος
as one of τὰ ζῷα.— ἐνόμισε
: inceptive aor., took up the belief in the gods.
: correlative with μέν.— διηρθρώσατο
: the technical term for articulation; articulated
speech and thus formed words. Language therefore, acc. to Protagoras, did not arise at the beginning with man, but he immediately fashioned it, from the sounds derived from nature, through the skill bestowed upon him by Prometheus (cf. Symp.
191 a τὰ στήθη διήρθρου
sc. ὁ Ἀπόλλων