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The Greek Sophists (Penguin Classics)

The Greek Sophists (Penguin Classics)
Author: N/A
ISBN 13: 9780140436891
ISBN 10: 140436898
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: 2003-10-28
Format: Paperback
Pages: 464
List Price: $17.00

The Sophists, who rose to prominence in democratic Athens during the mid-fifth century b.c., understood the art of rhetoric and the importance of being able to transform effective reasoning into persuasive public speaking. Their inquiries-into the gods, the origins of religion, and whether virtue can be taught-influenced the next generation of classical philosophers and formed the foundations of the European prose style and formal oratory. In this new translation each chapter is organized around the work of one character, including Gorgias, Prodicus, Protagoras, and Antiphon, among others.