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427-347 BC ,  Ancient Greek philosopher
PlatoGreek philosopher who was a student of Socrates, teacher of Aristotle and founder of the Academy, the first institution of higher learning in the Western world. He is one of the most dazzling writers in the Western literary tradition and one of the most penetrating, wide-ranging, and influential authors in the history of philosophy.
He is widely considered the most pivotal figure in the development of philosophy. Unlike nearly all of his philosophical contemporaries, Plato's entire work is believed to have survived intact. He is the founder of Western political philosophy, with his Republic, and Laws among other dialogues, providing some of the earliest extant treatments of political thinking.

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The beginning is half of everything.

Αρχή ήμισυ παντός.

God always geometrizes.

Aεί ο θεός γεωμετρεί

Knowledge creates happiness.

Επιστήμη ποιητική ευδαιμονίας.

Homer has educated Greece.

Όμηρος την Ελλάδα επεπαιδεύκει.

Praise is the sweetest of all pleasures.

Ηδονών ήδιον έπαινος.

Nobody can escape destiny.

Την ειμαρμένην ουδ’ αν είς εκφύγοι.

Pleasure, a most mighty lure to evil.

Ηδονήν, μέγιστον κακού δέλεαρ.


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