Plato was the son of an Athenian of ancient lineage. He studied under Socrates and, on his death in 399 BC, moved to Megara. In about 386 BC, Plato returned to Athens where he set up his Academy in an olive grove. Teaching philosophy for the remainder of his life, Plato set about writing the Dialogues, all of which have survived. In the Dialogues, the discussions are conducted primarily by Socrates. The principal dialogues includes Timaeus, which is our principal source for the legend of Atlantis, and the Apology, which recounts the trial of Socrates and his death.
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The Dialogues of Plato
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