On his way home, Plato stopped at Olympia to attend the games. As soon as the people found out that he was there, they shouted for joy; and one and all voted him a crown just like those won by the victors in the games.

This was the highest honor the Greeks could bestow; and, although it was nothing but a wreath of olive leaves, you may be sure that the philosopher prized it more highly than if it had been of pure gold, because it was a token of the love and respect of his countrymen.

Cf. Plato Home Page – Complete Works, Concepts, Resources. Plato speaks about his adventures in Sicily, along with his philosophical vision, at his 7th Epistle.

From: H. A. Guerber, The Story of the Greeks; edited for this online publication, by ELLOPOS BLOG