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Protagoras : Greek Texts -  Plato

Protagoras

Greek Texts

By: Plato

Paperback Published: 30th January 2011
ISBN: 9780862920258
Number Of Pages: 264

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Plato's Protagoras is the dialogue which pits Socrates against Protagoras as representative of the 'sophistic movement' and clearly distances Socrates from his teachings. Protagoras was the chief exponent of the view, ascribed comically by Aristophanes in Clouds to Socrates himself, that one should be able to argue with equal force for or against any particular socio-political or ethical standpoint (i.e. make the weaker argument appear the stronger). He was also author of the famous dictum that 'man ins the measure of all things'.This long-standing edition remains invaluable. It contains a clear introduction, the Greek text, detailed annotation, and appendixes on the Simonides poem discussed by Socrates in the dialogue, and on the life and works of the 'real' Protagoras.

ISBN: 9780862920258
ISBN-10: 0862920256
Series: Greek Texts
Audience: BAC
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 30th January 2011
Publisher: BRISTOL CLASSICAL PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 12.7  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 1