Plato

His original name was Aristocles, but he was called Platon from the great breadth of his shoulders.

The German Plato.
Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi (1743-1819). The Jewish Plato. Philo Judaeus, an Alexandrine philosopher. (Flourished 20-40.) The Puritan Plato. John Howe, the Nonconformist (1630-1706).

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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