Plato’s most famous work is the Republic, which details a wise society run by a philosopher. He is also famous for his dialogues (early, middle, and late), which showcase his metaphysical theory of forms—something else he is well known for.
Plato was an ancient Greek philosopher born in Athens during the Classical period in Ancient Greece. He was a student of Socrates and teacher of Aristotle. Plato is best known as the author of philosophical works of unparalleled influence. He founded the Academy in Athens, which was the first institution of higher learning in the Western world.