Question Could you please explain the difference between Plato and Platon?
Answer Hello Hank,
thank you for your question. "Plato" is the Latin version of the name among many other ancient names, that kept for thousands of years their Latin spelling. "Platon" is the Greek transliterated version (cf. Cicero/Kikeron, Manetho/Manethon), where the n falls, but not in Solon). It is all about an adoptation process from the grammatical side of Latin. Yet, one wouldn't use "Platon" in a common English text, unless the reference to it aimed to a grammatical approach/explanation of the declension or just to a comparative reference.
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