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Gorgias ’22 | Resources

Class times: 6.30 pm | Wednesdays | 13, 20, 27 July and 3, 10, 17 August 2022

Venue: Meeting Room 3 in the Kathleen Syme Centre, 251 Faraday St, Carlton, Melbourne (+online)

Directions: From the Kathleen Syme Centre main entrance, take the stairs to the first floor and left through the kitchen-lounge to Meeting Room 3 (guidance will be available on the first night).

Online: zoom link | It’s the same link for all six classes. | In case of internet disruption, dial-in on +61 2 8015 6011 | Meeting ID: 821 3123 2148 | Passcode: 491537

Course outline and weekly readings

Access to the text: Print translations of Plato’s Gorgias are published by Penguin and Oxford. Online, we recommend David Horan’s translation, which can be printed in PDF.

Catch-up Classes

Week 1

Session 1 | The art of persuasion | page 447 to 461b

Week 2

Session 2 | Better to be wronged than to do wrong | page 461b to 481b

Week 3

Session 3 | Triumph of the Will | page 481b to 494c

Week 4

Session 4 | Hedonism | page 494c to 499b