Apollocrates
Apollocrates (Greek: Ἀπολλοκράτης) was the son of Dionysius II of Syracuse. Two years after Dion and Heracleides conquered Syracuse in 357 BC, Dion maintained control of the fortress of Ortygia. A...
Perictione
Perictione (Greek: Περικτιόνη, Periktione; fl. 5th century BC) was the mother of the Greek philosopher Plato. She was a descendant of Solon, the Athenian lawgiver. She was married to Ariston, and had ...
Menexenus
Menexenus (/ˌməˈnɛksənəs/; Greek: Μενέξενоς) was one of the three sons of Socrates and Xanthippe. His two brothers were Lamprocles and Sophroniscus. Menexenus is not to be confused with the chara...
Leodamas of Thasos
Leodamas of Thasos (c. 380 BC) was a Greek mathematician and a contemporary of Plato, about whom little is known.There are two references to Leodamas in Proclus's Commentary on Euclid:and one in Dioge...
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Axiothea of Phlius
Axiothea of Phlius (Greek: Ἀξιοθέα Φλειασία fl. c. 350 BCE) was a female student of Plato and Speusippus. She was born in Phlius, an ancient city in the Peloponnese which was under Spartan rule, w...
Potone
Potone (Greek: Πωτώνη Pōtónē or Ποτώνη Potónē; born before 427 BC) daughter of Ariston and Perictione, was Plato's older sister. Her mother was Perictione and she was born in Collytus, just outsi...
Ariston of Athens
Ariston of Collytus (Greek: Ἀρίστων; died c. 424 BC), was the father of the Greek philosopher Plato (originally named Aristocles). Legend holds that he was descended from Codrus, the ancient king ...
Pyrilampes
Pyrilampes (Greek: Πυριλάμπης) was an ancient Athenian politician and stepfather of the philosopher Plato. His dates of birth and death are unknown; according to estimations of Debra Nails he must hav...
Chaeron of Pellene
Chaeron (Ancient Greek: Χαίρων) was a wrestler and tyrant from Pellene, ancient Achaea.Chearon won twice at the Isthmian Games and four times at the Ancient Olympic Games, between 356 BC and 344 ...
Adeimantus of Collytus
Adeimantus of Collytus (/ˈædiːˌmæntəs/; Greek: Ἀδείμαντος; c. 432 BCE – 382 BCE) son of Ariston of Athens, was an ancient Athenian Greek best known as Plato's eldest brother. He plays an importa...
Timaeus of Locri
Timaeus of Locri (/taɪˈmiːəs/; Greek: Τίμαιος ὁ Λοκρός; Latin: Timaeus Locrus) was a Greek Pythagorean philosopher living ca. 420–380 BCE. He features in Plato's Timaeus, where he is said to c...
Eurymedon of Myrrhinus
Eurymedon /jʊˈrɪmɨdɒn/ of Myrrhinus /ˈmɪrɨnəs/ (Greek: Εὐρυμέδων Μυρρινούσιος) married Plato's sister, Potone. He was the father of Speusippus.The "Eurymedon of Myrrhinus" whose property bordered...
Callicles
Callicles (/ˈkælɪkliːz/; Greek: Καλλικλῆς; c. 484 – late 5th century BCE) was an ancient Athenian political philosopher best remembered for his role in Plato’s dialogue Gorgias, where he "presen...
Lastheneia of Mantinea
Lastheneia (or Lasthenia) of Mantinea (Greek: Λασθένεια Μαντινική) was one of Plato's female students.She was born in Mantinea, an ancient city in Arcadia, in the Peloponnese. She studied in the A...
Philistus
Philistus (Greek: Φίλιστος; c. 432 – 356 BC), son of Archomenidas, was Greek historian of Sicily. Philistus was born at Syracuse about the beginning of the Peloponnesian War. He was a faithful ...
Diotima of Mantinea
Diotima of Mantinea (/ˌdaɪəˈtaɪmə/; Greek: Διοτίμα; Latin: Diotīma) is a female philosopher and priestess who plays an important role in Plato's Symposium. Her ideas are the origin of the conc...
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Hermogenes (philosopher)
Hermogenes (Greek: Ἑρμογένης; fl. 5th–4th century BC) was an ancient Athenian philosopher best remembered as a close friend of Socrates as depicted by Plato and Xenophon.
Hermogenes was the son of...
Demetrius of Amphipolis
Demetrius of Amphipolis (Greek: Δημήτριος ὁ Ἀμφιπολίτης; fl. 4th century BC) was one of Plato's students.He is perhaps identical with the person mentioned in Plato's Testament as one of the executors ...
Archeanassa
Archeanassa or Archaeanassa (Greek Ἀρχεάνασσα, Ἀρχαιάνασσα), a native of Colophon, was a hetaera or courtesan living in Athens in the late 5th century BC. According to biographical sources about Plato...
Glaucon
Glaucon (/ˈɡlɔːkɒn/; Greek: Γλαύκων; c. 445 BC – 4th century BC) son of Ariston, was an ancient Athenian and the philosopher Plato's older brother. He is primarily known as a major conversant with...