Ideas Of Aristokles Platon - Platon hangs out with his brother, listening to Sokrates talk about philosophy, and is inspired to write dialogs that star the Silenian gadfly who questions everything in his search for wisdom. After Sokrates is tried, convicted, and executed for blasphemy, Platon flees Athens with his friends, sailing to Megara, Kyrene, Aigyptos, and Taras, Italia where he attends various schools to learn geometry and astronomy. While in Taras Platon is invited to Sikelia to teach philosophy to the tyrant Dionsysios who sells him as a slave, so he has to fight as a gladiator in Kyrene where his friends buy his freedom. Returning to Athens, Platon establishes the Akademia and teaches philosophy of Ideas to a growing coterie of brilliant thinkers and students. Platon goes twice to Sikelia to teach philosophy to Dionsysios II but fails to convince him to be a philosopher-king. On his deathbed, Platon passes the Akademia to his nephew. Ideas Of Aristokles Platon has 8,310 lines of blank verse.
Cover Image: Platon, The History of Philosophy, Thomas Stanley, 1656.
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