Gorgias

PLATO (ΠΛΆΤΩΝ) (c. 428 BCE - c. 347 BCE) and Benjamin JOWETT (1817 - 1893)

This dialogue brings Socrates face to face with the famous sophist Gorgias and his followers. It is a work likely completed around the time of "Republic" and illuminates many of the spiritual ideas of Plato. The spirituality, as Jowett points out in his wonderful introduction, has many ideas akin to Christianity, but is more generous as it reserves damnation only for the tyrants of the world. Some of the truths of Socrates, as presented by Plato, shine forth in this wonderful work on sophistry and other forms of persuasion or cookery. (Summary by Kevin Johnson)

Genre(s): Classics (Greek & Latin Antiquity), Satire, *Non-fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01 - Introduction Part 1 Kevin Johnson
00:34:36
Play 02 02 - Introduction Part 2 Kevin Johnson
00:44:36
Play 03 03 - Introduction Part 3 Kevin Johnson
00:46:03
Play 04 04 - Introduction Part 4 Kevin Johnson
00:48:34
Play 05 05 - Gorgias Part 1 Kevin Johnson
00:34:42
Play 06 06 - Gorgias Part 2 Kevin Johnson
00:37:53
Play 07 07 - Gorgias Part 3 Kevin Johnson
00:39:57
Play 08 08 - Gorgias Part 4 Kevin Johnson
00:41:51
Play 09 09 - Gorgias Part 5 Kevin Johnson
00:35:00
Play 10 10 - Gorgias Part 6 Kevin Johnson
00:33:20
Play 11 11 - Gorgias Part 7 Kevin Johnson
00:30:04