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Epistle

is something sent to another. A letter sent by messenger or post. (Greek, epi-stello.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Epi-zooticEpisode A B C D E F G …

Plato

Plato was one of the early stars of Western philosophy. The son of an aristocrat, he studied under the great Greek thinker, Socrates. After years of travel and study, Plato founded the Academy in his …

Plato

His original name was Aristocles, but he was called Platon from the great breadth of his shoulders. The German Plato. Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi (1743-1819). The Jewish Plato. Philo Judaeus…

Canonical Epistles

The seven catholic epistles, i.e. one of James, two of Peter, three of John, and one of Jude. The epistles of Paul were addressed to specific churches or to individuals. “The second a…

Catholic Epistles

(The) of the New Testament are those Epistles not addressed to any particular church or individual. Conventionally they are seven- viz. 1 James, 2 Peter, 1 Jude, and 3 John; but 2 John is a…

Plato and the Bees

When Plato was an infant, some bees settled on his lips when he was asleep, indicating that he would become famous for his honeyed words. The same is said of Sophocles, Pindar, St. Ambrose,…

Dana Plato

Dana PlatoAge: 34 actress who won childhood fame as Kimberly Drummond on the popular 1980s TV show Diff'rent Strokes. Her highly publicized run-ins with the law kept her name in the news for y…

Plato's Year

A revolution of 25,000 years, in which period the stars and constellations return to their former places in respect to the equinoxes. Cut out more work than can be done In Plato's year, but…

Amicus Plato, sed magis amica Veritas

(Plato I love, but I love Truth more) A noble dictum attributed to Aristotle, but certainly a very free translation of a phrase in the Nicomachean Ethics (“Where both are friends, it …

Aristotle

Aristotle is one of the "big three" in ancient Greek philosophy, along with Plato and Socrates. (Socrates taught Plato, who in turn instructed Aristotle.) Aristotle is known for his carefully detailed…