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Overview

With a masterful sense of the place of rhetoric in both thought and practice and an ear attuned to the clarity, natural simplicity, and charm of Plato's Greek prose, James H. Nichols, Jr., offers a precise yet unusually readable translation of one of the great Platonic dialogues on rhetoric. Featuring some of Plato's most soaringly lyrical passages, the Phaedrus investigates the soul's erotic longing and its relationship to the whole cosmos, as well as inquiring into the nature of rhetoric and the problem of writing.Nichols's attention to dramatic detail brings this dialogue to life. Plato's striking variety in conversational address (names and various terms of relative warmth and coolness) is carefully reproduced, as is alteration in tone and implication even in the short responses. The translation renders references to the gods accurately and non-monotheistically for the first time, and includes a fascinating variety of oaths and invocations. Nichols believes that Plato's thought on rhetoric has been largely misunderstood, and he uses his translation as an opportunity to reconstruct the classical position on right relations between thought and public activity.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801485329
  • Publisher: Cornell University Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/1998
  • Series: Agora Editions Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,015,692
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Plato (424/423 BC - 348/347 BC), was a Classical Greek philosopher, mathematician, student of Socrates, writer of philosophical dialogues, and founder of the Academy in Athens, the first institution of higher learning in the Western world. Along with his mentor, Socrates, and his student, Aristotle, Plato helped to lay the foundations of Western philosophy and science.
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Table of Contents

Introduction ix
Note on the Text l
Select Bibliography li
Phaedrus 1
Explanatory Notes 76
Textual Notes 106
Index of Names 107
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    Posted February 26, 2014

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    Posted February 10, 2014

    Tanner's bio

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    Posted February 6, 2014

    Zach and drago

    Zach: a boy who can turn into a shadow. Wepons include: longbow, arrows, longsword, shortsword, throwing knives, knives, and dark magic. He wears CLOTHES AND A GREEN CLOAK he can use air for stuff Dragon: drago. DRAGOS BIO IS AT "KILL DRAGON RES 2"

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    Posted February 10, 2014

    Rivers bio

    Full name: rivendale. Nick name: river. Age: 16. Gender: girl. Appearance: long brown hair, amber eyes. Weapon of choice: bow and doube-edged-sword. Race: elf. Personality: curious, kind, fun-loving. Hobby: woodcrafter and woodcarver. (Also a pretty good blacksmith) other info: she has a dog, his name is duke. he is a bloodhound and a very good hunting dog. he is brown and white splotches. he also has blue eyes.

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    Katie's bio

    Name:...... Apperance: Dark blond hair, chocolate colored eyes Personality: fun loving, adventurous, kind, funny, can be stubborn and argumentitive, but not usully. Crush: not telling. Dragon: Dawn, (she's awesome!!) Race: half human, half elvish. Weapons of choice: Bow and arrow, and a silver saber (a curved corsairs' blade: pirates had it before I... 'borrowed' it without the intention of returning it. Ever.)

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    Dawn

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    Posted December 16, 2013

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    Posted January 3, 2014

    DAWN THE DRAGON

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    Titan

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    Posted December 2, 2013

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    Posted December 2, 2013

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    Posted November 29, 2013

    Nightflame

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