Thessaloniki, Aristoteles' statue at the homonymous square

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Aristoteles (384 - 322 BC) was an ancient Greek philosopher. Along with his teacher Plato is an important form of philosophical thought in the ancient world, and teachings deeply penetrated the western philosophical and scientific thought until the Scientific Revolution of the 17th century. He was a naturalist, philosopher, creator of the logical thought and the most important of the ancient dialects.

Teacher of Alexander the Great for six years, came ater in Athens, where had created his own philosophic school. To install the school chose the Gymnasium also named Lyceum, found recently in Athens behind the Byzantine Museum of Athens. With money they gave him plenty Alexander, Aristotle built magnificent houses and galleries, called "walking" Perhaps that is why the school was called Peripatetic and his disciples ambulatory philosophers.

Aristotle wrote about 400 books total. Diogenes Laertius estimated the work to the lyrics and found that reached the 44 myriads, ie 440,000. Much of his work was lost. Belonged to the category of public or "external" classes and was written in interactive form. Of these only survived the "Athenian" in a papyrus found in Egypt. The surviving works reflect the teaching that Aristotle did for advanced students and called "hearings or internal". That is why it is written in discourse and not in dialogue. Several of his books have undergone surgeries and treatments and general condition is not good. From the huge task of him finally rescued 47 books and a few quotes from others. But not all are genuine.

In Aristoteles and Plato teaching is based the the modern way of thinking of western civilization and the corresponding philosophy.

(Translation and summary from Wikipedia with some add-ons by C. Theodorou)

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Comments (50)

Giannino NO VIEWS on March 4, 2013

beautiful bronze statue of the great philosopher - L I K E - all the best from Rome - Gianni

Christos Theodorou on March 4, 2013

Giannino Lux - Many thanks for your visit and comments – Friendly greetings from Athens

luisde on April 18, 2013

Christos, creo que conoces el español. Me gustan tus fotos y te pongo con mis favoritos para verlas mejor. Un abrazo desde España. Luis

Χρήστος **, νομίζω ότι ξέρετε την ισπανική. Μου αρέσει φωτογραφίες σας και θα σας βάλει στη αγαπημένα μου για μια πιο προσεκτική ματιά. Μια αγκαλιά από την Ισπανία. Luis

Christos Theodorou on April 19, 2013

luisde - Puedo entender casi todo en español, cuando los leo. Cuando hablo, puedo decir muchas palabras, pero no es fácil escribir una propuesta difícil. A diferencia de cuando escribo puedo utilizar la traducción de Google, porque mi teclado no tiene muchas toneladas de español, como la tilde sobre la n. Gracias por su esfuerzo por responder y griego.

Muchas gracias por su visita y comentarios - saludos amistosos de Atenas

luisde on April 19, 2013

Christos, hace muchos años yo trabajé con algunos griegos en Alemania y nos hablabamos en alemán. Eran unas personas estupendas. Un abrazo desde España. Luis

Χρήστος, πριν από πολλά χρόνια έχω δουλέψει με μερικούς Έλληνες στη Γερμανία και μιλήσαμε στα γερμανικά. Ήταν ένας μεγάλος λαός. Μια αγκαλιά από την Ισπανία. Luis

Christos Theodorou on April 21, 2013

kotsaris4 - Ευχαριστώ θερμά για την επίσκεψη και το σχόλιο. Πολλούς χαιρετισμούς.

Christos Theodorou on December 15, 2013


Many thanks to all of you for your visits and your kind comments. Friendly greetings from Athens - Christos

Cornleo on April 18, 2015

Wonderful sculpture of this great man in warm light, LIKE + F, greetings Agathe

Christos Theodorou on April 18, 2015

Cornleo - Many thanks for your visit and comment – Best regards from Athens :-)

Christos Theodorou on September 27, 2015


Many thanks for your visit and comments – Greetings from Athens - Christos

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