Gorgias Plato Author:Translated by W. C. Helmbold Gorgias' profession, the teaching of rhetoric, and the right and wrong uses of rhetoric itself are, at least technically, the themes of this work; and it is in reference to these that the dialogue is developed until it finally transcends them. Gorgias himself is handled as gently as circumstances permit; Polus, his acknowledged pupil, and Calli... more »cles, his host and perhaps his spiritual disciple, bear the brunt of the drubbing administered to the 'science' of rhetoric as it was practiced in Plato's youth. (It is probable that Gorgias came to Athens in the very year of Plato's birth.)
Characters: Callicles, Gorgias, Socrates, Polus and Chaerephon.
Scene: The scene is at first a street in Athens, but soon changes to the interior of Callicles' home.
Book is in excellent condition, especially in view of its age! It had underlining in pencil, but I have carefully erased every last line!! Lovely copy!« less