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After the death of Plato in 347 BC Aristotle moved to Assos or city in Asia Minor where a friend of his Hemias was the ruler There he counseled Hermias and married his niece and adopted daughter Pythias After Hermias was captured and executed by the Persians Aristotle went to Pella the Mededonian capital where he became the tutor to the Kings young son Alexander later known as Alexander the Great In 335 BC when Alexander became King Aristotle returned to Athens and established his own school The Lyceum Because much of the discussion in his school took place while teachers and students were walking about Lyceum grounds Aristotles school came to be know at the Peripatetic Walking or Strolling school Upon the death of Alexander in 323 BC strong anti-Macedonian feeling developed in Athens and Aristotle retired to a family estate in Euboea He died there the following year Aristotle like Plato made regular use of the dialogue in his earliest years at the Academy But lacking Platos imaginative gifts he probably never found the congenial Apart from a few fragments in the works of later writes his dialogues have been wholly lost Aristotle also wrote some short technical notes One was a dictionary of philosophic terms and a summary of the doctrines of Pythagoras Aristotle The Man And His Work pg 71 Only a few brief excepts have survived Still extant however are Aristotles lecture notes for carefully outlined courses treating almost ever branch of knowledge and art The texts of which Aristotles reputation rests are largely based on these lecture notes which were collected and arranged by later editors Among the tests are treatises on logic called Organon instrument they provided the means by which positive knowledge is to be attained Greek Philosopher pg 23 Aristotles works on natural science included Physics which gives a vast amount of information on astronomy meteorology plants and animals His writings on the nature scope
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