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    DescriptionThe struggle which Plato has Socrates recommend to his interlocutors in Gorgias - and to his readers - is the struggle to overcome the temptations of worldly success and to concentrate on genuine morality. Ostensibly an enquiry into the value of rhetoric, the dialogue soon becomes an investigation into the value of these two contrasting ways of life. In a series of dazzling and bold arguments, Plato attempts to establish that only morality can bring a person true happiness, and to demolish alternative viewpoints. It is not suprising that Gorgias is one of Plato's most widely read dialogues. Philosophers read it for its coverage of central moral issues; others enjoy its vividness, clarity and occasional bitter humour. This new translation is accompanied by explanatory notes and an informative introduction. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.


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    Title
    Gorgias
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Plato, Volume editor Robin Waterfield
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 192 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 82 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780199540327
    ISBN 10: 0199540322
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PHI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.1
    BIC subject category V2: DNF
    BISAC V2.8: PHI005000
    BIC subject category V2: HPQ, HPCA
    BISAC V2.8: PHI019000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN, CULT/GREECE
    DC22: 170
    Ingram Subject Code: PH
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25230
    BISAC V2.8: PHI002000
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: QDHA, QDTQ, DNL
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    15 June 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    Robin Waterfield was commissioning editor at Penguin between 1988-91, and now works as a consultant editor for Collins Harvill, freelance translator, and writer of children's books. His acclaimed translations of Plato include Philebus (1982), Theaetus (1987), Early Socratic Dialogues (1987), Republic (1993), and Symposium (1994). He lives in Teddington, Surrey.