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Protagoras, B. Jowett, Trans.
Plato

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This etext was prepared by Sue Asscher  

PROTAGORAS 

by Plato 

Translated by Benjamin Jowett 

INTRODUCTION. 

The Protagoras, like several of the Dialogues of Plato, is put into the
mouth of Socrates, who describes a conversation which had taken place
between himself and the great Sophist at the house of Callias--'the man who
had spent more upon the Sophists than all the rest of the world'--and in
which the learned Hippias and the grammarian Prodicus had also shared, as
well as Alcibiades and Critias, both of whom said a few words--in the
presence of a distinguished company consisting of disciples of Protagoras
and of leading Athenians belonging to the Socratic circle.  The dialogue

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