The Resource Gorgias, Menexenus, Protagoras, Plato ; edited by Malcolm Schofield ; translated by Tom Griffith

Gorgias, Menexenus, Protagoras, Plato ; edited by Malcolm Schofield ; translated by Tom Griffith

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Gorgias, Menexenus, Protagoras
Title
Gorgias, Menexenus, Protagoras
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Plato ; edited by Malcolm Schofield ; translated by Tom Griffith
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  • eng
  • grc
  • eng
Summary
Presented in the popular Cambridge Texts format are three early Platonic dialogues in a new English translation by Tom Griffith that combines elegance, accuracy, freshness and fluency. Together they offer strikingly varied examples of Plato's critical encounter with the culture and politics of fifth and fourth century Athens. Nowhere does he engage more sharply and vigorously with the presuppositions of democracy. The Gorgias is a long and impassioned confrontation between Socrates and a succession of increasingly heated interlocutors about political rhetoric as an instrument of political power. The short Menexenus contains a pastiche of celebratory public oratory, illustrating its self-delusions. In the Protagoras, another important contribution to moral and political philosophy in its own right, Socrates takes on leading intellectuals (the 'sophists') of the later fifth century BC and their pretensions to knowledge. The dialogues are introduced and annotated by Malcolm Schofield, a leading authority on ancient Greek political philosophy
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UkCbUP
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Plato
Dewey number
184
Index
index present
LC call number
B358
LC item number
.S36 2010
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Schofield, Malcolm
  • Griffith, Tom
Series statement
Cambridge texts in the history of political thought
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  • Protagoras
  • Ethics
  • Political science
  • Rhetoric
  • Sophists (Greek philosophy)
Label
Gorgias, Menexenus, Protagoras, Plato ; edited by Malcolm Schofield ; translated by Tom Griffith
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https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511813047
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 29 May 2018)
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Gorgias -- Menexenus -- Protagoras
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1 online resource (xliv, 214 pages)
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online
Isbn
9780511813047
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(ebook)
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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digital, PDF file(s).
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remote
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(UkCbUP)CR9780511813047
Label
Gorgias, Menexenus, Protagoras, Plato ; edited by Malcolm Schofield ; translated by Tom Griffith
Link
https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511813047
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 29 May 2018)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Gorgias -- Menexenus -- Protagoras
Extent
1 online resource (xliv, 214 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511813047
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(UkCbUP)CR9780511813047

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