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Article Title

The Gorgias Explained

Subjects

Plato. Gorgias, Plato -- Rhetoric, Plato -- Literary art, Socrates in literature

Abstract

In Plato’s The Gorgias, five forms of language serve to explicitly inaugurate Socrates as a mythic hero. This paper traces these forms, along with allusions to myth and the known body of literature at the time, and shows how Plato achieves his goal.

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/13158

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