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b. 428/7 BC in Athens;

d. 348/7 in Athens;

important Greek philosopher.


All works published by Plato are completely extant. However, because his works were only put into systematic order some time after his death, some spurious texts…

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Landfester, Manfred, “Plato”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts, Edited by: Manfred Landfester, in collaboration with Brigitte Egger. Consulted online on 20 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831

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