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Throughout history there have been many philosophers that have made great impacts on the students for many years One philosopher in particular that has made a tremendous impact on the youth of the world is a man named Plato Plato is one of the worlds most famous writers and is still being taught to this day People ask why this man is so important and why he should be still studied today when he is something of the past well I will help them see in my paper just why he is so important to this nation This argument will be supported by three different categories one a biography showing how important he was to man and number two is about how something or someone during the time in which he lived impacted his writing The third thing is a piece of literature called The Apology which has been analyzed To start Plato was born in Athens Greece in 427 BC The eighty- year span of his life covered one of the most dramatic and commotional periods in Greek history During his childhood his homeland witnessed the last stages of the Peloponnesian War a struggle for dominance between the city-state of Athens and its arch- rival Sparta Platos father Ariston and his mother Perictone both came from distinguished families and as a member of the aristocracy Plato was reared in the most favorable surroundings and enjoyed the best education available Frank Magill 1503 His Philosophy which stresses ethics and reason is not a distinctly formulated system but a general representation of his thought expressed in the form of dialogues which are praised for their artistic craftsmanship and poetic character Gale Research p1 Plato was expected to go into politics and in fact he went in the total opposite direction The closer he got to politics the more and more he wanted to get away from them Magill 1503 One event in particular was to
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