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Plato Biography

Ancient Greek Philosopher
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Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Ancient Greek philosopher
  • Founder, Academy in Athens
  • Taught Aristotle
  • Served in the military from 409 BC to 404 BC
  • Was a follower of Socrates
  • Studied with the Pythagoreans in Italy
  • Died in Athens at approximately age 80 in 348 BC
  • Plato believed that the human body was perishable but its soul was indestructible. According to him, the soul was divided into the three parts of reason, spirit, and appetite.
  • Birth name was Aristocles. Plato was a nickname given to him because of his broad forehead.
  • Born in Athens in approximately 428 BC