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Plato (c. 429—347 bc)

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An exhortation or advertisement encouraging people to study philosophy. One is mentioned in Plato's dialogue Euthydemus (278e–282d), and Aristotle addressed one, now lost, to Themiston the King of Cyprus.

Subjects: Classical Studies — Philosophy.


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