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1. Philosophy / C. History of Philosophy / 2. Ancient Philosophy / c. Classical philosophy

[philosophy 410 to 322 BCE]

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For the truth you need Prodicus's fifty-drachma course, not his one-drachma course [Socrates]
Crates lived in poverty, and treated his whole life as a joke [Crates of Thebes, by Plutarch]
Thucydides was the perfect anti-platonist sophist [Nietzsche]
European philosophy consists of a series of footnotes to Plato [Whitehead]
Plato was the first philosopher who was concerned to systematize his ideas [Annas]