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
, a friend of the Athenian politician Pericles
Ariston had three other children by Perictione: Glaucon, Adeimantus, and Potone.