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
John Howe, the Nonconformist (1630-1706).
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894