Plato was born to a wealthy family in Ancient Greece, and was the student of the great philosopher Socrates. After the death of his teacher, Plato founded the first university, called ‘The Academy’. Plato wrote down his teachings in the form conversations called dialogues. The most famous of his dialogues are ‘The Republic’ and ‘The Death of Socrates’. The Republic describes what Plato thought would be a better form of government than the government of Athens. The work also famous for it’s literary style.