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Ariston_(Athenian)

Ariston (Athenian)

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. Ariston died when Plato was still a boy, and his mother Perictione remarried Pyrilampes, a friend of the Athenian politician Pericles.

Ariston had three other children by Perictione: Glaucon, Adeimantus, and Potone.

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