Glaucon (; Greek: Γλαύκων; c. 445 BC – 4th century BC) son of Ariston, was an ancient Athenian and the philosopher Plato's older brother. He is primarily known as a major conversant with Socrates in the Republic, and the interlocutor during the Allegory of the Cave. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Glaucon has received more than 179,820 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 818th most popular philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Glaucon ranks 816 out of 1,005Before him are Zeno of Tarsus, Favorinus, Susan George, Antipater of Tarsus, Étienne-Gabriel Morelly, and Gabriel Biel. After him are Léon Brunschvicg, František Tomášek, Guillaume Faye, Syrianus, Anandamayi Ma, and Benito Jerónimo Feijóo y Montenegro.

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In Greece

Among people born in Greece, Glaucon ranks 451 out of 698Before him are Archidamus V (-250), John Aniston (1933), Nikolaos Plastiras (1883), Alcmenes (null), Adamantios Androutsopoulos (1919), and Dimitrios Ioannidis (1923). After him are Georgios Kondylis (1878), Teleclus (null), Philoxenus of Cythera (-435), Louis Dumont (1911), Alexandros Papadiamantis (1851), and Hierocles of Alexandria (410).


Among philosophers born in Greece, Glaucon ranks 50Before him are Philo of Larissa (-145), Hecataeus of Abdera (-400), Aristo of Chios (-300), Polemon (-400), Menedemus (-340), and George of Trebizond (1395). After him are Hermarchus (-325).

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