Recommended Translation: The Rhetoric of Morality and Philosophy: Plato's Gorgias and Phaedrus, trans. Seth Benardete (University of Chicago Press, 1991).
To join in a fight or a fray, as the saying is, Socrates, you have chosen your time well enough.
Do you mean, according to the proverb, we have come too late for a feast?
Yes, a most elegant feast; for Gorgias gave us a fine and varied display but a moment ago.
But indeed, Callicles, it is Chaerephon here who must take the blame for this; he forced us to spend our time in the market-place.
No matter, Socrates I will take the curing of it too for Gorgias is a friend of mine, so that he will give us a display now, if you think fit, or if you prefer, on another occasion.
What, Chaerephon? Has Socrates a desire to hear Gorgias?
Yes, it is for that very purpose we are here.
Then whenever you have a mind to pay me a call—Gorgias is staying with me, and he will give you a display.