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In the ancient classical periods the Greeks Empire was known as most powerful and as a center of knowledge centralizing in Athens Three main philosophers dominated that age Socrates Plato and Aristotle Having the Poetics as a main topic for this research I feel obliged therefore to give an introductory biography about its author Aristotle Aristotle was born in a northern country in Greece called Stagira ruled by the Macedonians at that time His father Nicomachus was a friend of the Macedonian king Amyntus II and his personal physician Some scholars suspect that his fathers occupation later influenced his theories and studies At the age of 18 or 17 after his fathers death he was sent to Athens to study at Platos Academy spending almost 20 years there first as a student a very bright and distinguished student then later as a teacher After Platos the academy was left under the leadership of Platos nephew while Aristotle traveled to Assos in Asia Minor where he married the kings niece Pythias After spending three years there and two more in Mytilence he was invited by King Phillip II back to Stagira to tutor his 13 year old son Alexander later world conqueror Alexander the great When Alexander became a king Aristotle left to Athens and founded his own school at a place called the Lyceum and taught in it for thirteen years During those thirteen years he has composed the greater number of his philosophical treaties Due to the death of Alexander and fall of the Macedonian rule Aristotle was charged with impiety and therefore fled to Chalcis where he met with his death a year later leaving behind a fortune of his works and treaties from sciences of nature to politics Influenced by Plato Aristotles early writings were written in the forms of dialogues None of Aristotles works were published by him or even supervised by him they were all edited after his
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