Aristotle's Lyceum, Athens
Aristotle (384 – 322 BCE) was a Greek philosopher born in Stagirus, northern Greece, in 384 BCE. His father, Nicomachus, died when Aristotle was a child, whereafter Proxenus of Atarneus became his guardian. At eighteen, he joined Plato's Academy in Athens and remained there until the age of thirty-seven (c. 347 BCE). His writings cover many subjects – including physics, biology, zoology, metaphysics, logic, ethics, aesthetics, poetry, theater, music, rhetoric, linguistics, politics and government – and constitute the first comprehensive system of Western philosophy. Shortly after Plato died, Aristotle left Athens and, at the request of Philip of Macedonia, tutored Alexander the Great between 356 and 323 BCE. According to the Encyclopædia Britannica, "Aristotle was the first genuine scientist in history. ... Every scientist is in his debt."For Aristotle's Lyceum and beyond, use our Athens tour planner to get the most from your Athens vacation.
Aristotle's Lyceum Reviews
This is the temple where Aristotle taught in the third century BC and founded his Peripatetic school. During his time, this was a busy place and housed a library as well. Unfortunately only the ruins ... more »
We visited as one of seven sites included within our archeological sites ticket, but were a little underwhelmed. The site of relatively recent discovery (late 20th century) is that of a gymnasium asso... more »
This is somewhere you have to use your imagination to really get a good sense of as what's left is not much. It is still fascinating to think of the history that happened here though. It is on the €30 acropolis combined ticket so if you get that it's worth a visit as it is pretty centrally located.
Nice to see, but you need to use your imagination as there are not much left on the site and informations is scarce. Part of the 30€ combo ticket.
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