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Aristotle’s Lyceum

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Aristotle’s Lyceum

Aristotle’s Lyceum was a temple dedicated to Apollo Lyceus and was best known for the Peripatetic school of philosophy founded there by Aristotle in 335 BCE. Aristotle fled Athens in 323 BCE, but the school continued to function until the Roman’s destroyed it during his assault on Athens in 86 BCE. The remains of the Lyceum were discovered in modern Athens in 1996 in a park behind the Hellenic Parliament.

The Lyceum had been used for philosophical debate before Aristotle. A number of early philosophers had spoken at the Lyceum, the most famous philosophers to teach there were Isocrates, Plato and Socrates. In addition to military training and educational pursuits, the Lyceum also housed Athenian Assembly meetings before the Pnyx became the official meeting place in the 5th century BCE.

Aristotle’s Lyceum

  • Aristotle’s school and library
  • Aristotle’s Lyceum today

Aristotle’s Lyceum – Photo Gallery

  • Aristotle’s Lyceum – Photo Gallery

Aristotle’s Lyceum

  • Name:        Aristotle’s Lyceum
  • Greek:        Αρχαιολογικός χώρος Λυκείου Αριστοτέλη
  • Established:  335 BCE
  • City:            Athens
  • Country:     Greece
  • Location:  Rigillis 11, Athina, Greece

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“Time is the wisest counsellor of all.”
– Pericles

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Photo Credit: JOM