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Assos- Temple of Athena

Temple of Athena(andesite stone).After leaving the Platonic Academy in Athens, Aristotle (joined by Xenocrates) went to Assos, where he was welcomed by King Hermias, and opened an Academy in this city. Aristotle also married Pythias, the adopted daughter of Hermias.Assos was also visited by St. Paul.Today, Assos is an Aegean-coast seaside retreat amid ancient ruins.

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