Did you know that on January 15th, 1997 Aristotle's own school, The Lyceum, was discovered underneath a dirt parking lot in Athens, just 600 meters from Constitution Square? The site was accidentally unearthed by construction workers as they were preparing a new museum of modern art funded by the Goulandris family and designed by I.M. Pei. It came just days after the discovery of the poet Euripides' (480-406 BC) cave on Salamis, an island off Attica.
Aristotle's Lyceum, part of The Gymnasium, was know as a Peripatetic School because he walked and talked with his students around an arcade. While Plato (who studied under Socrates) founded the first university known as The Academy, Aristotle (384-322 BC) -- his blossoming student -- developed new ideas and methods in education and became one of the greatest intellectuals and philosophers in Western history. He taught and wrote about politics, science, and ethics, as he mentored students in body and spirit.
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- Aristotle's Natural History. (1926, Mar 22). The Christian Science Monitor (1908-Current File)
- Books Of the Day: Aristotle's Politics. (1946, Aug 15). The Scotsman (1921-1950)
- Highlet, G. (1947, Apr 20). Translating Aristotle. New York Herald Tribune (1926-1962)
- Europe's Early Education. (1961, Jul 12). The Christian Science Monitor (1908-Current File)
- Patrick. (1962, Jul 15). Profiles. The Austin American (1914-1973)
- Leokum, A. (1969, Nov 24). Tell Me Why: Who Was Aristotle? The Austin Statesman (1921-1973)
- Wisest Fool In Athens. (1991, Nov 28). The Irish Times (1921-Current File)
- Kyriakidou, D. (1997, Jan 15). Archaeologists Say Aristotle's Lyceum Found. The Irish Times (1921-Current File)
- Smith, H. (1997, Jan 15). Jubilant Greeks Reveal Greatest Find Of Modern Times. The Guardian (1959-2003)
- Lawson, M. (1997, Jan 18). Picking Up the Dropped Trousers of Posterity. The Guardian (1959-2003)
- Wavell, S. (1997, Jan 29). On the Trail Of the Wonders Of the Ancient World. The Times of India (1861-Current)
- Guyana, G. (2006, Apr 09). Aristotle. The Times of India (1861-Current)
- Check out our book holdings by or about Aristotle via Educat, the catalog of Gottesman Libraries.
- Explore rare book and manuscript holdings pertaining to Aristotle at Columbia University Libraries.
- Athens Aristotle's Lyceum, Excavation Site, Wikimedia Commons
- Special News Slide, Courtesy of Edlab Studios
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