The Name of Plato

  title={The Name of Plato},
  author={James A. Notopoulos},
  journal={Classical Philology},
  pages={135 - 145}
JN THE life of Plato by Diogenes Laertius we are told that Plato "learnt gymnastics under Ariston, the Argive wrestler. And from him he received the name of Plato on account of his robust figure, in place of his original name which was Aristocles, after his grandfather, as Alexander informs us in his Successions of Philosophers. But others affirm that he got the name Plato from the breadth of his style or from the breadth of his forehead, as suggested by Neanthes."I In his account Diogenes… 
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