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Gorgias (l. c. 427 BCE) was a Greek Sophist and philosopher, considered the greatest Rhetorician of his day. He is said to have created several aspects of public speaking still in use and to have mastered the art of persuasion, commanding high prices to teach it to others. He is best known today from the Platonic dialogue Gorgias.

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  • c. 427 BCE
    Gorgias the Sophist arrives in Athens as part of a delegation from Leontini, Sicily; the only known date of his life.
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