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


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.

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