Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Language is a Mighty Lord: A Gorgias Reader…

Language is a Mighty Lord: A Gorgias Reader

by Gorgias of Leontini

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingConversations
Recently added bySoschaF



Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

No reviews
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
First words
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English


Book description
Haiku summary

Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0615658806, Paperback)

Did Helen of Troy have no choice in provoking the Trojan War? Is Falsehood more powerful than truth? Does anything exist, and if it does, can we say anything about it? These are the sort of controversies with which the Sophists of Ancient Greece scandalized their audiences. None did so as famously or successfully as Gorgias of Leontini. Plato devoted an entire dialogue to attacking his methods, and Aristotle praised and criticised him in his guidebook on Rhetoric. But he has had few books devoted to him. Until now. This reader contains all of Gorgias' extant works, including the "Encomium of Helen" plus a parody/tribute, "An Encomium of Gorgias" by editor Andrew J. Patrick.

(retrieved from Amazon Wed, 29 Jul 2015 22:30:40 -0400)

No library descriptions found.

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio

Popular covers


Average: No ratings.

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.


About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 119,678,783 books! | Top bar: Always visible