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  1. Aristokles Alternative Names
  2. Between January 1, 428 BCE and December 31, 427 BCE
  3. Between January 1, 348 BCE and December 31, 347 BCE
  4. Philosoph
  5. Athen

Iconography

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Diogenes Laertius is a principal source for the history of ancient Greek philosophy. (Source: Wikimedia)
Through his mother, Plato was related to Solon. (Source: Wikimedia)
Speusippus was Plato's nephew. (Source: Wikimedia)
Plato was a wrestler (Source: Wikimedia)
Plato in his academy, drawing after a painting by Swedish painter Carl Johan Wahlbom (Source: Wikimedia)
Bust of Pythagoras in Rome. (Source: Wikimedia)
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Heraclitus (1628) by Hendrick ter Brugghen (Source: Wikimedia)
Bust of Parmenides from Velia (Source: Wikimedia)
Bust of Socrates at the Louvre. (Source: Wikimedia)
The "windmill proof" of the Pythagorean theorem found in Euclid's Elements. (Source: Wikimedia)
What is justice? (Source: Wikimedia)
A Venn diagram illustrating the classical theory of knowledge. (Source: Wikimedia)
Oxyrhynchus Papyri, with fragment of Plato's Republic (Source: Wikimedia)
Bust excavated at the Villa of the Papyri, possibly of Dionysus, Plato or Poseidon. (Source: Wikimedia)
The Death of Socrates (1787), by Jacques-Louis David (Source: Wikimedia)
Plato's Allegory of the Cave by Jan Saenredam, according to Cornelis van Haarlem, 1604, Albertina, Vienna (Source: Wikimedia)
Painting of a scene from Plato's Symposium (Anselm Feuerbach, 1873) (Source: Wikimedia)
Volume 3, pp. 32–33, of the 1578 Stephanus edition of Plato, showing a passage of Timaeus with the Latin translation and notes of Jean de Serres (Source: Wikimedia)
First page of the Euthyphro, from the Clarke Plato (Codex Oxoniensis Clarkianus 39), 895 AD. The text is Greek minuscule. (Source: Wikimedia)
Plato (left) and Aristotle (right) a detail of The School of Athens, a fresco by Raphael. Aristotle gestures to the earth while holding a copy of his Nicomachean Ethics in his hand. Plato holds his Timaeus and gestures to the heavens. (Source: Wikimedia)
"The safest general characterization of the European philosophical tradition is that it consists of a series of footnotes to Plato." (Alfred North Whitehead, Process and Reality, 1929). (Source: Wikimedia)
Bildnis von Plato, 1601/1750 (Quelle: Digitaler Portraitindex)
Bildnis von Plato, Heyer, Georg Friedrich - 1793 (Quelle: Digitaler Portraitindex)
Bildnis von Plato, 1601/1750 (Quelle: Digitaler Portraitindex)

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