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By: (427? BC - 347? BC)

Euthydemus is a philosophical dialogue that explores the nature of sophistry and the difficulty of distinguishing between true wisdom and empty rhetoric. The main characters, Euthydemus and Dionysodorus, are skilled in the art of argumentation and use their abilities to manipulate and deceive others.

The dialogue is thought-provoking and raises important questions about the power of language and the dangers of relying too heavily on clever words and logical fallacies. The characters engage in a series of paradoxical arguments that challenge the reader to think critically about the nature of knowledge and truth.

While the text can be dense and at times confusing, the overall message of Euthydemus is clear: true wisdom is not found in flashy words or deceptive tactics, but in the pursuit of genuine understanding and self-awareness. The dialogue serves as a cautionary tale about the dangers of intellectual arrogance and the importance of humility in the search for wisdom.

Overall, Euthydemus is a challenging and rewarding read for anyone interested in philosophy and the complexities of human reasoning. It serves as a reminder to approach arguments and debates with skepticism and to always question the motives behind persuasive speech.

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Euthydemus (Εὐθύδημος) and Dionysodorus the sophists discuss the meaning of words with Socrates.

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