By James A. Arieti,Roger M. Barrus

Protagoras is one in every of Plato's so much delightfully comedian and playful dialogues, and is usually one in every of his most vital. This new version of Plato's Protagoras offers a conscientiously transparent and actual translation that communicates Plato's puns, metaphors, figures of speech, and different verbal strategies evidently; permitting students to suppose the total scope of Plato's rhetoric. Translators James Arieti and Roger Barrus confront and talk about the severe linguistic offerings made in rendering tricky or imprecise phrases into an simply readable and comprehensible rendition. in addition they comprise an ancient assessment of the highbrow milieu of fifth-century B.C.E. Athens, cautious biographies of the dialogues significant characters, notes that debate the main concerns, citations of the literary and philosophical parallels, and speak to awareness to rhetorical strategies. additionally, Arieti and Barrus offer appendices at the demanding situations of translating Plato's Greek into English, the various smooth interpretations of the ode by means of Simonides that Socrates and Protagoras lampoon, the connection of the discussion to Aristotle's Sophistical Refutations, and a thesaurus elucidating a few of the keywords within the dialogue.

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