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Gorgias/Sophist/Taureck: (~ 485 Leontinoi, Sicily - 376, Thessaly): he was in no conflict with the state power.
He was influenced by the physician and philosopher Empedocles (~ 495 - 435).
In 427, Gorgias was entrusted with an embassy to Athens by his hometown. He won the General Assembly for support against Syracuse.
He had a great influence on the politicians Pericles, Alcibiades and Critias, but also on Thucydides.
Among his pupils was Isocrates, whose attempt at a general consensus-based ethics was temporally better known than Plato's philosophy.
B. H.F. Taureck
Die Sophisten Hamburg 1995