SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHYFurther books and articles are mentioned as appropriate in the
notes at the end of the book. This bibliography contains only the
works I consider the most important and helpful companions to
reading Gorgias--works which are unlikely to be superseded for
some time yet, or at least display a variety of interpretations.
A. TranslationsThe three best previous translations are:
Two recent translations are rather plain and literal:
| HAMILTON W., Plato: Gorgias (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1960)|
| HELMBOLD W. C., Plato: Gorgias ( Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1952)|
| ZEYL D. J., Plato: Gorgias ( Indianapolis: Hackett, 1987)|
| ALLEN R. E., The Dialogues of Plato i. ( New Haven: Yale University Press, 1984)|
| IRWIN T., Plato: Gorgias ( Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1979)|
|Nevertheless, Irwin's book is an essential companion to reading Gorgias, because the commentary is crammed with acute philosophical analysis of the text.|
B. EditionsThe only edition now worth consulting is:
| DODDS E. R., Plato: Gorgias ( London: Oxford University Press, 1959)|
C. Plato in General Plato is set in his general ancient philosophical context, with
admirable precision, by:
The best introductions to and surveys of Plato's work as a whole
| IRWIN T., Classical Thought ( Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1989)|
| FIELD G. C., The Philosophy of Plato, 2nd edn. ( London: Oxford University Press, 1969)|
| GOSLING J. C. B., Plato ( London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1973)|
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Book title: Gorgias.
Contributors: Robin Waterfield - Translator, Plato - Author.
Publisher: Oxford University Press.
Place of publication: New York.
Publication year: 1994.
Page number: xxxvii.
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