• Epinomis: 978.d: "Since Heaven never stops making these bodies ply their course night after night and day..."

Plato (425 BCE to 350) was a philosopher in Classical Greece. He was also a mathematician, student of Socrates, writer of philosophical dialogues, and founder of the Academy in Athens, the first institution of higher learning in the Western world. Along with his mentor, Socrates, and his most-famous student, Aristotle, Plato helped to lay the foundations of Western philosophy and science.