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- DescriptionThe Protagoras is one of Plato's most entertaining dialogues. It represents Socrates at a gathering of the most celebrated and highest-earning intellectuals of the day, among them the sophist Protagoras. In flamboyant displays of both rhetoric and dialectic, Socrates and Protagoras try to out-argue one ather. Their arguments range widely, from political theory to literary criticism, from education to the nature of cowardice; but in view throughout this literary and philosophical masterpiece are the questions of what part kwledge plays in a successful life, and how we may acquire the kwledge that makes for success. This edition contains the first commentary in English on the Greek text for almost a hundred years. The commentary provides the assistance with linguistic, literary and philosophical detail that will enable students and scholars to savour to the full the pleasures of the Protagoras.
- Author BiographyNicholas Denyer is University Senior Lecturer in Ancient Philosophy at the Faculty of Classics, Cambridge University, and College Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at Trinity College, Cambridge. He has already edited a book in this series, Plato's Alcibiades (2001).
- PublisherCambridge University Press
- Date of Publication04/09/2008
- Series TitleCambridge Greek and Latin Classics
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Weight310 g
- Width138 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine13 mm
- Edited byNicholas Denyer
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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