Cost of Glory

A brief account of the life of Plato, and how he stayed virtuous by using this ONE WEIRD trick....

Show Notes

Plato spent time around some bad people.  But he had a way of trying to stay at the top of his virtue game despite the many bad influences he was around. 

You can use it too.

Links to Lysias' Against Eratosthenes (Lysias 12), mentioned in the episode:

A PDF (It's public domain):

Perseus (Annoying interface, but convenient):

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