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ISBN-10: 0140449043

ISBN-13: 9780140449044

Edition: 2004 (Revised)

Authors: Plato, Walter Hamilton, Chris Emlyn-Jones, Chris Emlyn-Jones, Chris Emlyn-Jones

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Taking the form of a dialogue among Socrates, Gorgias, Polus, and Callicles, the Gorgiasdebates 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.
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Book details

List price: $10.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 6/29/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 5.08" wide x 7.76" long x 0.47" tall
Weight: 0.352

Plato (c. 427347 bce) founded the Academy in Athens, the prototype of all Western universities, and wrote more than twenty philosophical dialogues. Walter Hamilton (19081988) was master and honorary fellow of Magdalene College, Cambridge. His translations for Penguin Classics include Platos Phaedrus and Letters VII and VIII. Chris Emlyn-Jones teaches in the department of Classical Studies at the Open University.

Reference System Used in this Edition
Further Reading
A Note on the Text
Dialogue With Gorgias
Dialogue With Polus
Dialogue With Callicles
Glossary of Greek Terms