Plato is a very famous philosopher. He studied justice for the benefit of all of us. Now that I have studied it more, I think I can finish the Justice part of my Peacemaker Club. (See God and Peace post). We all need to be fair to others and that’s what I’m sharing with you. For instance, if you loaned your friend your favorite t-shirt, and you want it back, does your friend say, “No! I want to keep it.” or does your friend give it back? Your friend should give it back if he is just, even if he really wants to keep it. This is a great way to see if your friends understand justice. Anyway, Plato lived in ancient Greece, in Athens. Athens was one of the biggest cities in ancient Greece. Another big one was Sparta. If I was a kid in ancient Greece, I would have liked to live in Athens because I would have liked to VOTE when I grew up, and I don’t really like fighting, which was the main activity of Spartan boys. If someone is brave and silent, even when they are getting hurt, then they are still called a “Spartan” person.
– Ancient Greece and Justice, Tanner.