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Plato"s dream of sophistry by Richard Marback

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Published by University of South Carolina Press in Columbia .
Written in English


  • Plato -- Influence.,
  • Plato.,
  • Sophists (Greek philosophy),
  • Philosophy -- History.,
  • Rhetoric, Ancient.,
  • Rhetoric -- History.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [149]-159) and index.

StatementRichard Marback.
SeriesStudies in rhetoric/communication
LC ClassificationsB395 .M275 1999
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 163 p. ;
Number of Pages163
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL697866M
ISBN 101570032408
LC Control Number97045431

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