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Aristotle was born is 384 BC in Stagira in northern Greece. His father, Nicomachus, was a physician. When Aristotle was young, his parents passed away. A friend of the families then raised him. It is said that he used to speak with a slight lisp. Nicomachus may have had an influence on Aristotle’s strong interest in anatomy and the structure of living things.

In 367 BC, Aristotle went to Athens to join Plato’s Academy, first as a student, then as a teacher. Plato had gathered a wide variety of men that had worked in many subjects such as medicine, biology, mathematics, and astronomy. It was also part of the academies program to train for a political career and to provide advice to rulers. After Plato’s death, Aristotle joined the court of Hermias and Atarneus. Then he later went on to the court of Philip the second of Macedonia, where he became the tutor to the young Alexander the Great.

Aristotle’s first great achievement was probably a handbook, now entitled "Topics and Sophistical Refutations. In this he provided the first gen

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