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Gorgias (Penguin Classics)

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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 citizens—a 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.

  • A revised edition of Walter Hamilton's distinguished translation, with new editorial material
  • Includes chronology, glossary, index, and suggestions for further reading

Synopsis:

This dialogue's chief interest lies, not in Gorgias' outline of the art of oratory, but in the clash between Socrates, the true philosopher, and Callicles, a young Athenian of the stamp of Alcibiades, who brashly maintains that might is right.

Synopsis:

An authoritative new translation of Plato's foundational work of Western philosophy
 
The Republic is Plato's masterwork. It was written 2,400 years ago and remains one of the most widely read books in the world, famous for both the richness of its ideas and the virtuosity of its writing. Presented as a dialogue between Plato's teacher Socrates and various interlocutors, it is an exhortation to study philosophy, inviting its readers to reflect on the choices we must make if we are to live the best life available to us. This complex, dynamic work creates a picture of an ideal society governed not money, power, or fame, but by philosophy, wisdom, and justice.

Synopsis:

Revised edition of a classic translation of Plato's dialogue on morality and power in government.

About the Author

Plato (c. 427-347 b.c.) 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.

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

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

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

Table of Contents

Gorgias Acknowledgments

Reference System Used in this Edition

Chronolgy

Introduction

Further Reading

A Note on the Text

Gorgias

A: Dialogue with Gorgias

B: Dialogue with Polus

C: Dialogue with Callicles

Notes

Glossary of Greek Terms

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140449044
Translator:
Emlyn-Jones, Chris
Translator:
Hamilton, Walter
Translator:
Emlyn-Jones, Chris
Translator:
Hamilton, Walter
Author:
Emlyn-Jones, Chris
Author:
Rowe, Christopher
Author:
Plato
Author:
Hamilton, Walter
Translator:
Emlyn-Jones, Chris
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Subject:
History & Surveys - Ancient & Classical
Subject:
Ancient
Subject:
General Philosophy
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Penguin Classics
Publication Date:
20040631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
7.78x5.10x.52 in. .36 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 496 pages Penguin Books - English 9780140449044 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This dialogue's chief interest lies, not in Gorgias' outline of the art of oratory, but in the clash between Socrates, the true philosopher, and Callicles, a young Athenian of the stamp of Alcibiades, who brashly maintains that might is right.
"Synopsis" by ,
An authoritative new translation of Plato's foundational work of Western philosophy
 
The Republic is Plato's masterwork. It was written 2,400 years ago and remains one of the most widely read books in the world, famous for both the richness of its ideas and the virtuosity of its writing. Presented as a dialogue between Plato's teacher Socrates and various interlocutors, it is an exhortation to study philosophy, inviting its readers to reflect on the choices we must make if we are to live the best life available to us. This complex, dynamic work creates a picture of an ideal society governed not money, power, or fame, but by philosophy, wisdom, and justice.

"Synopsis" by , Revised edition of a classic translation of Plato's dialogue on morality and power in government.

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