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Publisher Comments:

'Taking the form of a dialogue among Socrates, Gorgias, Polus, and Callicles, the Gorgias debates crucial questions about the nature of government. While the aspiring politician Callicles propounds the view that might is right, and the rhetorician Gorgias argues that oratory and the power to persuade represent \"the greatest good,\" Socrates insists on the duty of politicians to consider the welfare of their citizensa duty he believed had been dishonored in the Athens of his time. The dialogue offers fascinating insights into how classical Athens was governed and creates a theoretical framework that has been highly influential on subsequent political debate.'

About the Author

'Plato (c. 427 &347 bce) founded the Academy in Athens, the prototype of all Western universities, and wrote more than twenty philosophical dialogues.

Walter Hamilton (1908 &1988) was master and honorary fellow of Magdalene College, Cambridge. His translations for Penguin Classics include Plato\'s Phaedrus and Letters VII and VIII.

Chris Emlyn-Jones teaches in the department of Classical Studies at the Open University.'

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140440942
Adapted:
Hamilton, Walter
Author:
Hamilton, Walter
Author:
Emlyn-Jones, Chris
Author:
Plato
Publisher:
Penguin Classics
Location:
Harmondsworth
Subject:
General
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Ethics & Moral Philosophy
Subject:
Ethics
Subject:
Ancient
Subject:
Philosophy, ancient
Subject:
Political science
Subject:
Phalcscphy
Subject:
Political science -- Early works to 1800.
Subject:
Political science CONTRIBUTION: Hamilton, Walter, = tr.
Subject:
History & Surveys - Ancient & Classical
Subject:
General Philosophy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series:
Penguin Classics
Series Volume:
P-4515-1
Publication Date:
19600530
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
7.77x5.07x.39 in. .31 lbs.

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