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Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Assos, Kefalonia Island, Greece

Assos, Kefalonia Island, Greece
ABOUT:
After leaving the Platonic Academy in Athens, Aristotle (joined by Xenocrates) went to Assos, where he was welcomed by King Hermias, and opened an Academy in this city.[1] Aristotle also married Pythias, the adopted daughter of Hermias.[1] In the Academy of Assos, Aristotle became a chief to a group of philosophers, and together with them, he made innovative observations on zoology and biology.[1] When the Persians attacked Assos, King Hermias was caught and put to death.[1] Aristotle fled to Macedonia, which was ruled by his friend King Philip II of Macedon.[1] There, he tutored Philip's son, Alexander the Great.[1] There is a modern statue of Aristotle at the town entrance
SOURCE: WIKIPEDIA
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