05-03-2015





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Plato
-427 έως -347 (80)

  • One of the penalties for refusing to take part in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.

  • Wise people speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.

  • At the touch of love everybody becomes a poet.
Plato was a Greek philosopher , student of Socrates , teacher of Aristotle. He founded the Academy , one of the first institutions of higher education in the western world and is the author of many philosophical works with unparalleled influence on Western thought . Both of his parents belonged to the Greek aristocracy , his father died when he was young and his mother remarried her uncle , a Greek politician and ambassador to Persia .

There were two important events in Plato’s life. First the meeting with the great Greek philosopher Socrates. Impressed by him, quickly became his student and a close associate . The second event was the Peloponnesian War between Athens and Sparta , in which Plato served for a brief period between 409 and 404 BC. After the defeat of Athens , the Spartans overthrew the democracy substituting it with an oligarchy, two of Plato's relatives were prominent personalities of the new Government, which drastically reduced the rights of Athenian citizens . After the restoration of democracy , ... MORE

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