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Aristotle
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I. Life – II. Works

I. Life (385, Stageira – 322 bce, Chalcis)

Aristotle was born in Stageira (Macedonia). His father was the physician of King Amyntas III, the father of Philip, so that Aristotle was able from childhood to cultivate close relations with the royal court of Macedonia in Pella. In 367 he left Pella in order to study with Plato in Athens. He spent 19 years in Plato's Academy until Plato's death in 348, first as a student, but soon as an assistant whos…

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Aubenque, Pierre, “Aristotle”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 08 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_01045>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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