Aristotle (384 – 322 BC) was an ancient Greek philosopher and scientist born in Stagira, in Khalkidhiki. At the age of 17 he entered Platonic Academy in Athens, where he remained until the age of 37. There, he associated both with Plato himself and with other thinkers. His works refer to many scientific fields, such as physics, biology, zoology, metaphysics, logic, ethics, poetry, theater, music, rhetoric, politics, and they constitute the first integrated system in Western Philosophy.
Aristotle’s thoughts and teachings are briefly described with the term Aristotelianism, and have influenced philosophical, theological and scientific thought for centuries until the late Middle Ages.
After Plato‘s death, he left Athens and, under the command of Philip in 343 BC, took over the teaching of Alexander the Great and he remained in the Macedonian court for six years.
With the money he obtained from the teaching of Alexander the Great, when he went to Athens, he founded his own philosophical school in Lyceum area. The school’s organizing had been made according to the standards of the Platonic Academy. The school had a large library which was so well organized that later was served as a model for the libraries of Alexandria and Pergamum. There, he gathered maps and instruments useful for the teaching of physical lessons. Consequently, the school became soon a famous center of scientific research.
In 323 BC, when Alexander’s death became aware, the followers of the anti-Macedonian party found the opportunity to avenge the Macedonians through Aristotle. They accused him of disrespect and wanted to bring him to trial. Aristotle, however, because he understood the real motivations, left for Chalkida before his trial was taken. He lived there, in his paternal house, along with his wife and their two children. He died in October of 322 BC from stomach disease.
According to the Britannica Encyclopedia: “Aristotle was the first true scientist in history, and every subsequent scientist owes him something”
The statue of Aristotle that you hold in your hands is made in Greece by alabaster, a kind of semi-transparent precious marble. Our colored statues are hand-painted, while all our products are distinguished for their incomparable quality and attention to detail.