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Socrates was a classical Greek Athenian philosopher, who is considered one of the founders of Western philosophy.

Socrates is an enigmatic figure: nothing written by Socrates survived through the ages. Yet, he’s known through secondary sources: the accounts of later classical writers, mainly the writings of his students Plato and Xenophon, and the plays of his contemporary Aristophanes.

Plato’s dialogues are the most comprehensive and informative accounts of Socrates’ life and philosophy.