Stoic News

By Dave Kelly

Friday, December 03, 2004

The Characters of Theophrastos

"Theophrastus (or Theophrast or Theophrastos) (371 or 372 -287/286) BC, born in Eresos on Lesbos, was a student of Aristotle and succeeded him as a director of the Lyceum in Athens. He took over the philosophy of Aristotle in parts reshaping, commenting, and developing it in an original way. His thinking leads to empirism by means of observation, collection, and classification. He was around 35 years the director of the Lyceum and he was a teacher of up to 2000 students."


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