previous next


Thus it is in pursuit of the good that we walk, when we walk, conceiving it to be better; or on the contrary, stand, when we stand, for the sake of the same thing, the good: is it not so?


And so we put a man to death, if we do put him to death, or expel him or deprive him of his property, because we think it better for us to do this than not?


So it is for the sake of the good that the doers of all these things do them?

I agree.

And we have admitted that when we do things for an object, we do not wish those things, but the object for which we do them?

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

load focus Notes (Gonzalez Lodge, 1891)
load focus Greek (1903)
hide Places (automatically extracted)

View a map of the most frequently mentioned places in this document.

Download Pleiades ancient places geospacial dataset for this text.

hide References (2 total)
  • Commentary references to this page (2):
    • Gonzalez Lodge, Commentary on Plato: Gorgias, 505b
    • Gonzalez Lodge, Commentary on Plato: Gorgias, 506c
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: