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Source/Notes:
The Trial and Death of Socrates: Four Dialogues by Plato, translated by Benjamin Jowett, Barnes & Noble Publishing, 2004 , p. 52, "Crito" - ISBN: 9780760762004
Plato
Source/Notes:
As quoted in "Antiquity: Or The Wise Instructor" (1773), p. 70


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Nationality: Greek

Occupation: Philosopher

Bio: Plato was a Classical Greek philosopher, mathematician, student of Socrates, writer of philosophical dialogues, and founder of the Academy in Athens, the first institution of higher learning in the Western world. Along with his mentor, Socrates, and his student, Aristotle, Plato helped to lay the foundations of Western philosophy and science. In the words of A. N. Whitehead:

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