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    He travelled to Athens when he was 20 years old and studied at the Platonic Academy in Athens between 66 AD and 67 AD. Plutarch was fascinated with history and studied many ancient historical works, with one of his greatest heroes being Alexander the Great, who was personally involved in the battle of Chaeronea.

  2. The philosopher king is a hypothetical ruler in whom political skill is combined with philosophical knowledge. The concept of a city-state ruled by philosophers is first explored in Plato's Republic, written around 375 BC. Plato argued that the ideal state – one which ensured the maximum possible happiness for all its citizens – could only ...

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