Gorgias, Defense of Helen 1

 

“Kosmos is: a city well-peopled, a body’s beauty, a soul’s wisdom, virtue for a deed and the truth of a word.”

(1) Κόσμος πόλει μὲν εὐανδρία, σώματι δὲ κάλλος, ψυχῆι δὲ

σοφία, πράγματι δὲ ἀρετή, λόγωι δὲ ἀλήθεια·

 

“Kosmos is: a city well-peopled, a body’s beauty, a soul’s wisdom, virtue for a deed and the truth of a word.”

 

Yes, defense of that Helen.

 

Gorgias of Leontini, gorgeous with words.

 

(He shows up in Plato’s dialogue named for him: The full text)

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