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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Plato the Rhetorician | Professor Kathy Eden, Chavkin Family Professor of English and Professor of ClassicsFeb 27

Plato the Rhetorician | Professor Kathy Eden, Chavkin Family Professor of English and Professor of Classics

In the Republic, Socrates famously exiles the poets from his ideal city—a move that has not kept readers throughout the centuries from identifying Plato as the most poetic of philosophers. In a number of dialogues, Socrates registers even greater disdain for orators and rhetoricians.

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