Authored by: Sarah Broadie

Ancient Philosophy of Religion

Print publication date:  July  2013
Online publication date:  September  2014

Print ISBN: 9781844652204
eBook ISBN: 9781315729633
Adobe ISBN: 9781317546511


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Aristotle (384–322 BCE) was a native of the Macedonian city of Stagira, now in northern Greece. His father, Nicomachus, was a physician at the Macedonian court. In 367, at the age of seventeen, Aristotle went to Athens, where he was attached to Plato’s school, the Academy, until Plato’s death in 347. Aristotle then moved to Assos on the coast of Asia Minor; he married Pythias, niece of Hermeias, ruler of Assos, and had by her a daughter, Pythias. (After his wife’s death Aristotle formed a liaison with Herpyllis, with whom he had a son, Nicomachus.)

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