Aristotle

Proxenus taught Aristotle Greek poetry and rhetoric's. In 367 BCE, at age seventeen, Proxenus sent him to Athens, the intellectual center of the world, to join Plato's Academy. After 20 years of studying under Plato, Aristotle began teaching, mostly on rhetoric. Most of Aristotle's writings of this time period strongly support Plato's views and the views of the Academy. In 347 BCE, Plato died, and because of Aristotle's intellect seemed to be the right candidate to resume leadership of the Academy. He was not chosen, but the nephew of Plato, Speusippus, took leadership. In the next few years, Aristotle traveled and got involved in the courts and also tutored. When he returned to Athens, he found Plato's Academy flourishing and Platonism the main philosophy in Athens. By this time, his ideas had broadened away from just Plato's, but were kept as the basis for his knowledge. He then set up his own school at the Lyceum and continued teaching there for thirteen years. In 323 BCE, the pro-Macedonian government of Athens was overthrown and a reaction was given to anything against Macedonian. He was charged with impiety, and forced to flee to Chalcis in Euboea, in the home ow


 
 
 
 
 
 



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