Thomas Cooper
Thesaurus Linguae Romanae et Britannicae


Abdêra, æ,

or abdera, orum. A citie in Spaine, now called Almeria. It is also an Ile nigh vnto Samothrace, and a citie of Thrace, builded by Abdera, sister to Diomedes: or as sonie write, by Hercules, in remembraunce of his minion Abderitus, there eaten by the horses of Diomedes. In this citie were borne Democritus the greate Philosopher, and Prothagoras the famous Rhetorician. This citie was afterwarde called Clazomene.