Plato's given name was Aristocles, meaning 'the best' or 'most renowned'. He acquired the nickname of Plato, meaning 'wide', in his youth because of his wide shoulders.
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Celibacy, which has been the cause of so much introspection within the Catholic Church for... MORE
The philosopher Diogenes of Sinope was described by Plato as "A Socrates gone mad" and... MORE
No one can say when university education began. Indeed, they cannot even give a definite... MORE