The great Greek philosopher and creator of drama
General knowledge of Plato
Born: May 21, 428 BCE in Athens, Greece
Died: January 14th 348 BCE in Athens, Greece
Early life and getting involved
Choices and results
In his words
"Wise men speak because they have something to say. Fools because they have to say something"
Life changing events
Quotes about him
"If I were again beginning my studies, I would follow the advice of Plato and start with mathematics".
"All their sport in the park is but a shadow to the pleasure that I find in Plato; alas good folk, they never knew how true pleasure felt"
RUDEBUSCH, GEORGE H. "Plato." Encyclopedia of Science and Religion. Ed. J. Wentzel Vrede van Huyssteen. New York: Macmillan Reference USA, 2003. Biography in Context. Web. 4 May 2016.
This source was the first to appear and was the most general summary of Plato. Therefore I chose it as a starting source.
"Greek Philosopher Plato (428-348 B.C.)." Gale Biography in Context. Detroit: Gale, 2010. Biography in Context. Web. 4 May 2016
This was also one of the first sources to show up. The first pictures to show up were the best ones so I chose it.
· Kahn, Charles. "Plato." Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Gale, 2006. Biography in Context. Web. 9 May 2016 I chose this source because it was the longest. It provided most of the information needed for the beginning sections.
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"Plato Statue at the Academy of Athens in Greece." Gale Biography in Context. Detroit: Gale, 2010. Biography in Context. Web. 4 May 2016
I chose this source because it was one of the pictures I found more informational. It also was one of the most suggested ones.
This is the quote that I found that showed one of Plato's important interests. It also explained how it is important.
I chose this source because it also was a very important quote. It showed an example of his reasoning and thinking.
"Plato." World Eras. Ed. John T. Kirby. Vol. 6: Classical Greek Civilization, 800-323 B.C.E. Detroit: Gale, 2001. Biography in Context. Web. 6 May 2016.
I chose this because it belonged to a source that explained the aftermath. It had reliable information so I chose it.
I chose this because it is a good quality and reliable image. It also originates from a reliable site.
I chose this quote because it seemed to refer to Plato directly, unlike most other quotes. It is also relevant and shows Plato's influences.