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Aristotle
Definition by Joshua J. Mark

Aristotle

Aristotle of Stagira (l. 384-322 BCE) was a Greek philosopher who pioneered systematic, scientific examination in literally every area of human knowledge and was known, in his time, as "the man who knew everything" and later simply as "The...
Aristotle's On the Heavens
Article by Dylan Campbell

Aristotle's On the Heavens

One of Aristotle's more famous quotes was, "All men naturally desire knowledge" ("πάντες ἄνθρωποι τοὺ εἰδέναι ὀρὲγοντα&iota...
Thomas Aquinas
Definition by Nathan Huffine

Thomas Aquinas

Saint Thomas Aquinas (l. 1225-1274, also known as the "Ox of Sicily" and the "Angelic Doctor") was a Dominican friar, mystic, theologian, and philosopher, all at once. Although he lived a relatively short life, dying at age 49, Thomas occupied...
Greek Astronomy
Definition by Joshua J. Mark

Greek Astronomy

Ancient Greek astronomy was the study of the universe to understand how it functioned and why apart from the established theistic model that claimed all things were ordered and maintained by the gods. Ancient Greek astronomers relied on observation...
Aristotle Tutoring Alexander
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Aristotle Tutoring Alexander

Artist's impression of an ancient Greek scholar tutoring a young boy. It was common for wealthy Greek families to hire private tutors for their children, as there were no public schools. Famously, Alexander the Great was tutored by Aristotle...
Aristotle Bust by Lisippo
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Aristotle Bust by Lisippo

A Hellenistic bust of Greek philosopher Aristotle by Lisippo from a bronze original. (Palazzo Altemps, Rome).
Aristotle Bust, Palazzo Altemps
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Aristotle Bust, Palazzo Altemps

2nd century AD marble bust of Aristotle (Museo Nazionale Romano,Palazzo Altemps,Rome).
Lyceum of Aristotle
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Lyceum of Aristotle

The Lyceum of Aristotle, one of the centres of ancient Greek Philosophy. Founded: 334 BCE Location: Athens, Greece
Epicurus
Definition by Donald L. Wasson

Epicurus

Epicurus (341 BCE – 270 BCE) was an ancient Greek philosopher, the founder of the Epicurean school in Athens, who taught that "Pleasure is the principle and end to a happy life." He was a prolific writer, amassing 37 volumes...
Ancient Greek Science
Definition by Joshua J. Mark

Ancient Greek Science

Ancient Greek science is a modern term for the application of systematic inquiry into the individual, the world, and the universe, which began in Ionia in the 6th century BCE with Thales of Miletus (l. c. 585 BCE) and continued through the...
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