Plato's 'Gorgias:' Rhetorical Sources

Plato's Gorgias is one of his great rhetorical dialogues. This bibliography aspires to be comprehensive in respect to literature on rhetorical aspects of the Gorgias, especially in rhetoric / communication, and selective in translations, critical editions, and key works about Gorgias.

Translations and Critical Editions

List of Sources

Archie, J. P. "Callicles' Redoubtable Critique of the Polus Argument in Plato's Gorgias." Hermes 112 (1984): 167-176.

Cain, R. Benson. "Shame and Ambiguity in Plato's Gorgias." Philosophy & Rhetoric 41/3 (2008): 212-237.

Calvert, B. "The Politicians of Athens in the Gorgias and Meno." History of Political Thought 5 (1984): 1-15.

Corcoran, Marlena G. "The Last Judgment of Plato's Gorgias: Mythos to You, Logos to Me." Symposium "Rhetoric and Skepticism". Iowa Law Review 74 (1989): 755-835.

Fussi, Alessandra. "Why Is the Gorgias so Bitter?" Philosophy & Rhetoric 33 (2000): 39-58.

Jenks, Rod. "The Sounds of Silence: Rhetoric and Dialectic in the Refutation of Callicles in Plato's Gorgias." Philosophy & Rhetoric 40/2 (2007): 201-215.

Johnston, Curtis M. "Socrates' Encounter with Polus in Plato's Gorgias." Phoenix 43 (1989): 196-216.

Kahn, Charles H. "Drama and Dialectic in Plato's Gorgias." Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 1 (1983): 75-121.

—-. "On the Relative Date of the Gorgias and the Protagoras." Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 6 (1988): 69-102.

Kastely, James L. "In Defense of Plato's Gorgias." PMLA 106 (1991): 96-109.

Kauffman, Charles. "Enactment as Argument in the Gorgias." Philosophy & Rhetoric 12 (1979): 114-129.

Kerferd, G. B.

"Plato's Treatment of Callicles in the Gorgias." Proceedings of the Cambridge Philological Society 20 (1974): 48-52.

Klemm, David E. "Gorgias, Law and Rhetoric." Symposium "Rhetoric and Skepticism". Iowa Law Review 74 (1989): 819-826.

Klosko, G. "The Refutation of Callicles in Plato's Gorgias." Greece & Rome 31 (1984): 126-139.

Lewis, Thomas J. "Refutative Rhetoric as True Rhetoric in the Gorgias." Interpretation 14 (1986): 195-210.

McComiskey, Bruce. "Disassembling Plato's Critique of Rhetoric in the Gorgias (447a-466a)." Rhetoric Review 11 (1992): 79-90.

Nonet, Philippe. "In Praise of Callicles." Symposium "Rhetoric and Skepticism". Iowa Law Review 74 (1989): 807-813.

Plochmann, George K., and Franklin E. Robinson. A Friendly Companion to Plato's Gorgias. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 1988.

Ramsey, Ramsey Eric. "A Hybrid 'Techne' of the Soul? Thoughts on the Relation between Philosophy and Rhetoric in Plato's Gorgias and Phaedrus." Rhetoric Review 17 (1999): 247-262.

Rendall, S. "Dialogue, Philosophy, and Rhetoric: The Example of Plato's Gorgias." Philosophy & Rhetoric 10 (1977): 165-179.

Rocco, Christopher. "Liberating Discourse: The Politics of Truth in Plato's Gorgias". Tragedy and Enlightenment: Athenian Political Thought and the Dilemmas of Modernity. Berkeley: U of California P, 1997.

Ryan, E. E. "Plato's Gorgias and Phaedrus and Aristotle's Theory of Rhetoric: A Speculative Account." Athenaeum 57 (1979): 452-461.

Saxonhouse, Arlene W. "An Unspoken Theme in Plato's Gorgias, War." Interpretation 11 (1983): 139-169. Spitzer, Adele. "The Self Reference of the Gorgias." Philosophy & Rhetoric 8 (1975): 1-22.

Vlastos, Gregory. "Elenchus and Mathematics: A Turning-Point in Plato's Philosophical Development." American Journal of Philology 109 (1988): 362-396.

Weinrib, Ernest J. "Law as Myth: Reflections on Plato's Gorgias." Symposium "Rhetoric and Skepticism". Iowa Law Review 74 (1989): 787-806.

Zoeller, Guenter. "Is the Life in the Law worth Living?: Some Critical Remarks on Plato's Gorgias." Symposium "Rhetoric and Skepticism". Iowa Law Review 74 (1989): 815-817.

Zuckert, Catherine. "Why Socrates and Thrasymachus Become Friends." Philosophy & Rhetoric 43/3 (2010): 163-185.

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