02 December 2008

quote of the day

"[Plato's] father Ariston traced his descent from Codrus, the last king of Athens, and the family of his mother Perictione was connected with Solon, who, as Field remarked (Ρ. and Contemps. 4), might be of less venerable antiquity but at least had the advantage of having really existed."

--from WKC Guthrie's A History of Greek Philosophy

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