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Gorgias

[gawr-jee-uh s] /ˈgɔr dʒi əs/
noun
1.
c483–c375 b.c, Greek philosopher.
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  • In his youth he studied rhetoric under Gorgias, perhaps also under Hippias and Prodicus.

  • Plato teaches the true value of punishment in the "Gorgias."

    Practical Ethics William DeWitt Hyde
  • No such word as Gorgias is, however, to be found in Roquefort's Glossaire.

  • Gorgias belike had an intrigue with the maid, and his wife was jealous.

  • Gorgias had his hands full of work, but he could not help expressing his surprise at the calm bearing which Dion maintained.

    Cleopatra, Complete Georg Ebers
  • The argument, as in the Phaedo and Gorgias, is supplemented by the vision of a future life.

    The Republic Plato
  • Gorgias uttered a sigh of relief, and exclaimed, "Then on to happiness!"

    Cleopatra, Complete Georg Ebers
  • Will Meno tell him his own notion, which is probably not very different from that of Gorgias? '

    Meno Plato
  • Yes, Socrates had met him, but he has a bad memory, and has forgotten what Gorgias said.

    Meno Plato
  • In the Gorgias too the statesmen reappear, but in stronger opposition to the philosopher.

    Meno Plato
British Dictionary definitions for Gorgias

Gorgias

/ˈɡɔːdʒɪəs/
noun
1.
?485–?380 bc, Greek sophist and rhetorician, subject of a dialogue by Plato
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