Plato and Sophocles
Two Great Greeks -by KRITHI
( Philosophers & Writers )
Who are Plato and Sophocles? Why are they important?
Plato and Sophocles are two great greeks who played a major role in
philosophy and writing.Their works have influenced us and have given us a lot of ideas in the fields of philosophy and writing.
The Athenian philosopher plato is one of the most important people in the Ancient greek world .He was a wealthy rich man. After spending time in army,he became a student of Socrates.After his tutor died ,Plato traveled to Italy and egypt and studied with brilliant philosophers like Archytas and Tartenum.
A great accomplishment of Plato was the academy -a- school he founded in about 387 bc. This became a famous institution of learning . It taught philosophy, mathematics, art, drama, sciences and lots of encouraged research.
The Ancient Greeks by Allison lassieur ;a division of Scholastic Inc. 2004, page 44.
"For a man to conquer himself, is the first and noblest of all victories."
"Courage is knowing what not to fear."
"Never discourage anyone who continually makes progress. No matter how slow."
Unlike his rival Euripides, he acquired a favorable public very early. In the dramatic competitions 24 of his teralogies (each comprising 3 tragedies and a play) were probably successful. 7 of his tragedies have survived - Ajax, Antigone, Oedipus Rex, Electra the Trachinian women, Philoctetes and Oedipus at Colonus(His last play performed after his death). Sophocles died just before the catastrophic end of the Peloponnesian war.
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