Perictione

Perictione is thought to be the mother of the Greek philosopher Plato. She was a descendant of Solon, the Athenian lawgiver. She was married to Ariston, and had three sons—Glaucon, Adeimantus, and Plato—and a daughter, Potone. After Ariston's death, she remarried Pyrilampes, a friend of the Athenian statesman.[1]

Helen Buss Mitchell describes Perictione as a Pythagorean and author of "On the Duties of a Woman".[2] The latter can be found in English translation in Navon's The Pythagorean Writings:

Sources

1. ^ Plato (1992). Republic, trans. G. M. A. Grube, Indianapolis: Hackett, p. viii. ISBN 0-87220-137-6. 
2. ^ Mitchell, Helen Buss (2005). Roots of Wisdom, 4th ed., Belmont, Calif.: Thomson Learning, p. 37. ISBN 0-534-62622-X. 
PLATO was one of the first generalized Computer assisted instruction systems, originally built by the University of Illinois and later taken over by Control Data Corporation (CDC), who provided the machines it ran on.
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Solon (Greek: Σόλων, c. 638 BC–558 BC) was a famous Athenian statesman, lawmaker, and Lyric poet. The travel writer, Pausanias, listed Solon among the Seven Sages of the ancient world.
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Ariston of Collytus, (d. c. 424 BC) was the father of the Greek philosopher Plato (originally named Aristocles). Legend holds that he was descended from the ancient kings of Athens.
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Glaucon (Greek: Γλαύκων)(bef. 389 BC, d. 409 BC) son of Ariston, was Plato's older brother. His mother was Perictione and he was born in Collytus, just outside of Athens. Glaucon was eulogized after the Battle of Megara in 409.
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The name Adeimantus could refer to several figures in Classical antiquity:
  • Adeimantus of Collytus was the name of an elder brother and nephew of Ancient Greek philosopher Plato.

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Potone (b. bef. 427 BC) daughter of Ariston and Perictione, was Plato's older sister. Her mother was Perictione and she was born in Collytus, just outside of Athens. She married Eurymedon of Myrrhinus, by whom she bore Speusippus and a daughter.
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Pyrilampes was an ancient Athenian politician and stepfather of the philosopher Plato. His dates of birth and death are unknown; according to estimations of Debra Nails he must have been born after 480 BC, and he must have died before 413 BC.
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