This text includes: A complete close translation. Abundant notes on the text to aid modern students in understanding. Appendixes: Speeches from Thucydides' History of the Peloponnesian Wars - The only literal translations of several key speeches that reflect themes of Plato's Gorgias Rules of Socratic Dialectic Derivable from the Gorgias - derived from the arguments of the Gorgias Mythos and Logos - Plato's use of these terms Glossary that is thorough and informative of many key words and concepts. A complete bibliography and index.
"Arieti and Barrus have provided us with a fine contribution to the literature on Plato's Gorgias. This text includes a literal translation of the Gorgias with a helpful introductory essay, and copious notes. It includes a priceless appendix of the only literal translations available today of several key speeches from Thucydides, as well as a valuable glossary and appendices on the rules of dialectic that may be derived from the arguments of the Gorgias, and on Plato's use of the terms mythos and logos, with which not all scholars may agree, but which I think all should find of interest." - Michael Palmer, University of Maine