Thursday, April 28, 2011
"The lives of three of these philosophers overlapped somewhat in both time and place. But which of the following could not possibly have met any of the others?
Your answer: Cicero
Socrates, Plato and Aristotle all lived in Athens in the 4th century BC. Plato was a student of Socrates and wrote much about his tutor's life, while Aristotle studied under Plato. Aristotle was 15 years old when Socrates was sentenced to death, so while their connection was indirect it is possible they could have crossed paths. Cicero, on the other hand, while a keen student of Greek philosophy, lived more than two hundred years later in Rome." - Online Trivia