Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 7 : Figures of Antiquity and their Reception in Art, Literature and Music

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Aristotle
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(Ἀριστοτέλης/Aristotélēs; Latin Aristoteles)

A. Historical dimension

A., born the son of the physician Nicomachus in Stageira, northern Greece in 384 BC, became a student at Plato's Academy in Athens at the age of 17, remaining there for 18 years. From 343 to 340, he tutored the heir to the Macedonian throne, Alexander, at Pella. A. founded his own school and research institute at Athens, the Lyceum, in 335, and Alexander provided money and research materials for it. When Alexander died suddenly in 323 BC, the anti-Macedonian party in Athens sei…

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Fröhlich, Vincent, “Aristotle”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 7 : Figures of Antiquity and their Reception in Art, Literature and Music, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2016). Original German-language edition: Historische Gestalten der Antike: Rezeption in Literatur, Kunst und Musik. Herausgegeben von Peter von Möllendorf, Annette Simonis und Linda Simonis. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 2. Staffel, herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 7. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2013). Consulted online on 20 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps7_SIM_004556>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160217



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