All these statements occur in the Gorgias and
are uttered by Socrates who appears to be the
mouthpiece of the views held by Plato. But some of his
dialogues were composed merely to refute his
opponents and are styled refutative, while others are
for the purpose of teaching and are called doctrinal.
Quintilian. With an English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1920.
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