PLATO 427-347 BCE
[A] proper cultural education would enable a person, ... even
when young ... and still incapable of rationally understanding
why, ... rightly [to] condemn and loathe contemptible things.
And then the rational mind would be greeted like an old friend
when it did arrive.1
Plato belonged to an aristocratic Athenian family, members of which were among 'The Thirty Tyrants' who briefly ruled the city-state after its defeat by sparta. Assuch, he may have been in personal danger after the re-establishment of a democracy during which, moreover, his teacher and