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Was Plato sold into slavery?

One source of the story of Plato being sold into slavery is Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers by Diogenes Laërtius. An English translation is available online on Project Perseus. You can find ...
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What is the work Academicorum Philosophorum Index Herculanensis, and how reliable is it?

Siegfried Mekler (1852–1912) was an Austrian classical philologist. The Österreichisches Biographisches Lexikon has an entry. To put it bluntly: he was a school teacher for Latin and Classical Greek, ...
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Is the story of Plato's arrest at Aegina plausible?

Well, the story does contain an insurmountable logical contradiction: how can anyone be prosecuted according to a law which stipulates "death without a trial"? However, I think that there is a large ...
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Was Plato sold into slavery?

Ancient world slavery was pretty well equal opportunity. People of any age/gender could get sold as war captives, as victims of piracy, for punitive reasons and in many cases for debt. Various ...
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