References

Aristotle: A Brief Biography
A short yet informative survey of his life.

Philosophy Talk: Aristotle
Listen to this excellent radio program and take notes. The segment is about one hour. The free Real Player is required for streaming audio.

The Philosophy of Aristotle
A well produced overview of Aristotle's main ideas from The Radical Academy.

Aristotle's Ethics: The Theory of Happiness
Mortimer J. Adler

Virtue Theory: Five Virtues (44 min.)
Lawrence M. Hinman (University of San Diego)
lectures on Aristotle's treatment of the virtues courage, compassion, self-love, friendship, and forgiveness. This streaming video requires the RealVideo Player. Be aware that streaming video online is not a perfected medium. It may not, unfortunately, work for you. If it does, then by all means use it!

 

Aristotle: The Lyceum

Plato founded the first university - The Academy. A star pupil of The Greek columnsAcademy for twenty years was Aristotle. Plato died but The Academy lived on for hundreds of years. Aristotle, however, left to start his own school in Athens - The Lyceum. Like many of Aristotle's writings, The Lyceum was lost to the ages. But just in 1997, an ancient site was discovered under a parking lot. It turns out to the the site of The Lyceum! The following is from a press release made by the Greek Embassy.

ARISTOTLE'S SCHOOL DISCOVERED IN CENTRAL ATHENS
Resisting the efforts of archaeologists to discover it for 150 years, the Lyceum where Aristotle is believed to have taught in the 4th century BC was accidentally unearthed in January by workers on a construction site for a projected Museum of Modern Art.
The excavations on what was previously an unpaved parking lot have revealed a large ancient complex with a central courtyard and palaestra (wrestling area) which archaeologists have confirmed as belonging to the Lyceum where Aristotle (384-322 BC) founded his Peripatetic School the name which denoted the arcade where he walked and talked to his small groups of students.
Discovery of the ancient site, which is located only some 600
meters from the central Constitution Square of Athens, means that an alternative site will now have to be found for the modern art museum, funded by the Goulandris family and designed by I.M. Pei.
Confirmation of the discovery of Aristotle's school came only days after archaeologists announced the discovery of the cave retreat of the poet and dramatist Euripides (480-406 BC) on the island of Salamis, off the coast of Attica.

Embassy of Greece Press Office
February 1997, Vol. 3, number 2
http://www.greekembassy.org/press/bulletin/feb97.html

We don't know what treasures await at The Lyceum site. To be sure, archeologists are turning every pebble to find out. Could an unknown work by the greatest philosopher in history be coming to us soon?


 

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