Socrates

Socrates

Born: January 01, 1970

Nationality: Greek

Occupation: Philosopher

Biography: Socrates was a classical Greek Athenian philosopher. Credited as one of the founders of Western philosophy, he is an enigmatic figure known chiefly through the accounts of later classical writers, especially the writings of his students Plato and Xenophon, and the plays of his contemporary Aristophanes.

Source/Notes: Socrates quoted by Plato in: Republic, 354b-c (conclusion of book I)

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