How old was Abraham Lincoln when his mother died?
Abraham Lincoln's mom died when he was nine years old due to spoiled milk.
What writing method did Plato use?
Plato wrote in dialogues as a way to evoke readers to imagine they are having a conversation themselves. Plato was greatly skilled at this form of writing and used dramatic elements (like humor) to draw readers in.
Did Plato ever put himself in the dialogues?
No! Plato never presented himself as a character in his dialogues, although he did put his family members in them. Some scholars suggest that by removing himself, Plato simply provoked important conversations rather than sharing his particular viewpoint.
Who did Plato study under?
Plato was a student of Socrates, who bravely promoted open-ended dialogues to introduce new ways of thinking.
True or False: Plato came from a poor family.
False! His family was both aristocratic and influential. In fact, his father Ariston was a direct descendant of the King of Athens and the King of Messenia.