The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

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Aristotle (384–322 BC)

  • M. I. Finley
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Aristotle (born Stagira, 384 BC, died Chalcis, 322), spent twenty years from the age of seventeen at Plato’s Academy in Athens, to which city he returned in 335 to establish his own school, the Lyceum. He presided over the Lyceum until the death of Alexander the Great (whom he had once tutored) in 323. He then left Athens and died shortly thereafter.

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