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Plato was an aristocratic Greek philosopher of the city-state of Athens in the 4th and 3rd centuries BC. He came from a wealthy and reputable family within the city. He founded an educational institution, the Academy, in Athens. The courses offered included both intellectually rigorous activities such as philosophy and the more physical rigors of wrestling. Plato understood the need for the entire person to be trained.

Plato is honored because he was one of the first to write works of philosophy. He is known for having made a local Athenian philosopher famous through his writings. He wrote about Socrates who practiced the art of philosophy but did not write. Plato also had numerous theories and beliefs of his own.

Plato's higher educational institute only allowed male students. The cultural atmosphere was democratic but within a society that had slavery as an ordinary and long standing social...

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