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Plato: Gorgias

Gorgias - Wikimedia CommonsThe Gorgias (Greek: Γοργίας) is a dialogue by Plato depicting a debate between Socrates and a prominent sophist. It is set at the home of Callicles, where Socrates and his friend Chaerephon are invited to an audience with Gorgias after he has given a speech. The discussion centres on the nature of the art of rhetoric, which Socrates criticises because it does not teach how to use the skills it imparts justly.

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Free Online  Texts

Gutenberg: Gorgias by Plato, translated by Benjamin Jowett, multiple formats.

Internet Classics Archive: Gorgias, translated by Benjamin Jowett. Online text.

Perseus: Greek text (ed. John Burnet, 1903). English text, translated by W.R.M. Lamb. HTML and XML formats.

University of Adelaide (Internet Archive): Gorgias, translated by Benjamin Jowett. EPUB, HTML and MOBI formats.

Wikisource: Gorgias, translated by Benjamin Jowett (1871). Multiple formats.

Other Resources

Approaching Plato: A Guide to the Early and Middle Dialogues

Archelogos: Gorgias, commentary by Robin Waterfield.

History of Philosophy without any gaps: Virtue Meets its Match: Plato's Gorgias - podcast by philosopher Peter Adamson.

Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Gorgias - short biography of the historical sophist.

Leo Strauss Center: Plato, Gorgias, autumn 1963 - Leo Strauss lecture series audio and transcript.

Los Angeles Review of Books Blog: That Bit of Philosophy in All of Us, Talking to Tushar Irani, By Andy Fitch, 28 December 2018.

Librivox: Gorgias - audiobook.

PhilPapers: Plato - Gorgias - open access papers.

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Callicles and Thrasymachus.

Wikipedia: Gorgias

The Great Conversation: Further Reading at Tom's Learning Notes.

Ancient Greek resources: Learn to read Greek classics in the original.

Bloom's Western Canon: Plato's Dialogues are listed.


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