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Aristotle Pictures - Aristotle Etching

Aristotle Pictures - Aristotle Etching

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Around the age of 17, Aristotle became a student at Plato's Academy in Athens. While Plato was not there at the time, but on his first visit to Syracuse, the Academy was being run by Eudoxus of Cnidos. Other teachers included Speusippus, Plato's nephew, and Xenocrates of Chalcedon.

Aristotle was so impressive as a student that he soon became a teacher, himself, remaining at the academy for 20 years. While we know little about Aristotle's subjects at the Academy, it is said that he taught rhetoric and dialogue. He probably did teach rhetoric, as during this time he published Gryllus, a tome that attacked Isocrates's views on rhetoric. Isocrates ran another major educational establishment in Athens.

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