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1 Introduction: Defining Statesmanship 1 We have a great many politicians in the country, perhaps as many as the country requires. I should not wish to ask for a larger supply of these ; but there is a wide difference between the politician and the statesman. A politician, for example

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In: Polis: The Journal for Ancient Greek and Roman Political Thought

TRUE STATESMANSHIP AS TRUE RHETORIC IN PLATO’S GORGIAS Christopher Whidden1 Abstract: In the Gorgias, Plato explores the relationship between statesmanship and rhetoric. Socrates argues that the true statesman uses the true rhetoric in the attempt to make others better through speeches. In the

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STATESMANSHIP IN A MINOR KEY? Michael Trapp Plutarch’s An seni respublica gerenda sit and Praecepta gerendae reipublicae are rightly prized as giving a rare insider’s view of day-to-day politics in the Greek cities of the Roman Empire.1 Two aspects in particular have attracted special comment

In: The Statesman in Plutarch's Works, Volume I: Plutarch's Statesman and his Aftermath: Political, Philosophical, and Literary Aspects