Aristotle (b. 384 - d. 322 BC), was a Greek
philosopher, logician, and scientist. Along with his teacher
Plato, Aristotle is generally regarded as one of the most
influential ancient thinkers in a number of philosophical
fields, including political theory. Aristotle’s’ writing
reflects his time, background and beliefs.
Aristotle was born at Stagira, in Macedonia. His
father, Nichomacus, was the personal physician to the King
of Macedonia, Amyntas. At the age of seventeen, Aristotle
left for Athens to study at Plato’s Academy. He studied at
the Academy for about twenty years, up until Plato’s death.
Plato’s death sent Aristotle to a city in Asia Minor, called
Assos, where his friend, Hermias was ruler(Encarta). It was
in Assos where Aristotle met, Pythias, who is described as
either a niece or daughter of Hermias, who Aristotle married
after the murder of Hermias, by the Persians. Aristotle then
went to Pella, the capitol of Macedonia, where ...