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Gorgias
By Plato and James H. Nichols (trans)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Cornell Univ Pr
Publication date September 1, 1998
Pages 224
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780801485275
ISBN-10 0801485274
Dimensions 0.50 by 6 by 9.25 in.
Weight 0.50 lbs.
Original list price $13.95
Other format details university press
Summaries and Reviews
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With a masterful sense of the place of rhetoric in both thought and practice and an ear attuned to the clarity, natural simplicity, and charm of Plato's Greek prose, James H. Nichols, Jr., offers a precise yet unusually readable translation of one of the great Platonic dialogues on rhetoric.

The Gorgias presents an intransigent argument that justice is superior to injustice―to the extent that suffering an injustice is preferable to committing an unjust act. The dialogue contains some of Plato's most significant and famous discussions of major political themes, and focuses dramatically and with unrivaled intensity on Socrates as a political thinker and actor.

Nichols's attention to dramatic detail brings this dialogue to life. Plato's striking variety in conversational address (names and various terms of relative warmth and coolness) is carefully reproduced, as is alteration in tone and implication even in the short responses. The translation renders references to the gods accurately and non-monotheistically for the first time, and includes a fascinating variety of oaths and invocations. Nichols believes that Plato's thought on rhetoric has been largely misunderstood, and he uses his translation as an opportunity to reconstruct the classical position on right relations between thought and public activity.



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Hardcover
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About: One of the middle or transitional dialogues of the ancient Greek philosopher Plato, "Gorgias" is one of his more important writings.
from Indypublish.Com (May 1, 2002)
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With Donald J. Zeyl (other contributor) | from Hackett Pub Co Inc (January 1, 1987)
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About: This is an excellent translation.
With Terence Irwin | from Oxford Univ Pr (March 20, 1980)
9780198720874 | details & prices | 278 pages | List price $32.00
Revised edition from Oxford Univ Pr (December 31, 1959)
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About: Taking the form of a dialogue between Socrates, Gorgias, Polus and Callicles, the Gorgias debates crucial questions about the nature of government.
Paperback
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About: Written by the well-known Greek philosopher, Plato, Gorgias presents a deep and interesting debate between Socrates, a philosopher, and Gorgias, a rhetoric speaker.
With Plato | from Createspace Independent Pub (September 20, 2015)
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About: Plato was an ancient Greek philosopher who founded the Academy in Athens.
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With Plato | from Createspace Independent Pub (May 15, 2015)
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About: In several of the dialogues of Plato, doubts have arisen among his interpreters as to which of the various subjects discussed in them is the main thesis.
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About: Two tendencies seem to have beset the interpreters of Plato in this matter.
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About: In several of the dialogues of Plato, doubts have arisen among his interpreters as to which of the various subjects discussed in them is the main thesis.
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About: SOCRATES: Well then, illustrious friend, when I have said my say, do you reply to me.
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About: This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series.
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About: Plato 424/423 BC[a] – 348/347 BC), was a Classical Greek philosopher, mathematician, student of Socrates, writer of philosophical dialogues, and founder of the Academy in Athens, the first institution of higher learning in the Western world.
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About: PLATO (428/427 bc – 348/347 bc), was a Classical Greek philosopher, mathematician, writer of philosophical dialogues, and founder of the Academy in Athens, the first institution of higher learning in the western world.
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9781437809794 | details & prices | 164 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.58 lbs | List price $45.99
About: The classic political dialogue, as relevant today as in Plato's timeTaking the form of a dialogue between Socrates, Gorgias, Polus and Callicles, Gorgias debates perennial questions about the nature of government and those who aspire to public office.
With Plato | Large print edition from Bibliobazaar (October 31, 2007)
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About: Translated by Benjamin Jowett
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About: One of Plato's most widely read dialogues, Gorgias treats the temptations of worldly success and the rewards of the genuinely moral life.
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9781576467657 | details & prices | 164 pages | 4.25 × 5.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.25 lbs | List price $2.95
About: One of the middle or transitional dialogues of the ancient Greek philosopher Plato, "Gorgias" is one of his more important writings.
from Kessinger Pub Co (June 30, 2004)
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9781404306196 | details & prices | 164 pages | 6.00 × 10.00 × 0.25 in. | 0.58 lbs | List price $18.99
About: Taking the form of a dialogue between Socrates, Gorgias, Polus and Callicles, the Gorgias debates crucial questions about the nature of government.
With Robin Waterfield (other contributor) | from Oxford Univ Pr (November 19, 1998)
9780192836304 | details & prices | 172 pages | 5.75 × 7.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $8.95
About: One of Plato's most widely read dialogues, Gorgias treats the temptations of worldly success and the rewards of the genuinely moral life.
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With James H. Nichols (other contributor) | from Cornell Univ Pr (September 1, 1998)
9780801485275 | details & prices | 224 pages | 6.00 × 9.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $13.95
About: With a masterful sense of the place of rhetoric in both thought and practice and an ear attuned to the clarity, natural simplicity, and charm of Plato's Greek prose, James H.
With Frank J. Fabozzi, Mark J. P. Anson, Frank J. Jones, Robin Waterfield | from Oxford Univ Pr (December 22, 1994)
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About: One of Plato's most widely read dialogues, Gorgias treats the temptations of worldly success and the rewards of the genuinely moral life.
from Hackett Pub Co Inc (December 1, 1986)
9780872200166 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $9.00
About: This is an excellent translation.
With Terence Irwin | from Clarendon Pr (March 20, 1980)
9780198720911 | details & prices | 278 pages | 5.50 × 7.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $60.00
About: The Gorgias is a vivid introduction to central problems of moral and political philosophy.
With Walter Hamilton | Reprint edition from Viking Pr (June 1, 1971)
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About: Gorgias (The Penguin Classics, L94)
With W. C. Helmbold (other contributor) | from Prentice Hall (June 1, 1952)
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