Less known, Amazing & Interesting Facts About Aristotle
Interesting Facts about Aristotle
#1: Most Intelligent Man
Despite the fact that it’s been a very long time from 322 B.C. Aristotle is still regarded by many as the most intelligent man to have ever walked on this planet. Well that’s a pretty big shame to the generations that came after.
Though we now know it as northern Greece, there did exist a time when it went by the name Macedonia. Well it was that time in 384 B.C. that Aristotle was born in Stageira, Chalcide.
Being a king is fun but being just nobility is better. You don’t have any responsibility and yet you get all the perks. Similar was the scenario with Aristotle. He is known to have belonged to a noble family with his father being the personal physician to King Amyntas of Macedon.
#4: Like Mother Like Daughter
Aristotle married Pythias, for the ones who don’t know who she is, she was the adoptive daughter of Hermias. They had a daughter together who they also named Pythias.
#5: The Son
Aristotle is known to have had a son named Nicomachus who unfortunately died in a battle while still a young boy. Word says it that The Nicomachen Ethics, which is a compilation of Aristotle’s lecture notes, was probably dedicated and named after him.
#6: His Father
You may find it absurd but then everyone seem to name each other after themselves or their parents. Probably that’s why his son was named Nicomachus as Aristotle’s father is also called Nicomachus.
#7: Second Love
Love has a way of finding you no matter how much you try to run away from it. Love found Aristotle in the form of Herpyllis, the mother of Nicomachus after the death of Pythias. She was the former slave of Pythias.
Aristotle is also known to have had an eromenos named Palaephatus of Abydus, which was a historian.
#9: The New Town
The way we rush to the buzzing cities in our countries, similarly during Aristotle’s teen age, the richest and largest city-state of Greece was Athens.
#10: Athens it is!
Another interesting fact about Aristotle is that he went to the buzzing town of Athens when he was 17 and lived in that city for the most of his life.