Plato and Aristotle
Diachronic symbols of the Greek philosophical thought

Double-sided herm of Aristotle
Provenance: Athens. Height: 0.42 m. Marble: pentelic.
Chronology: Roman copy of an original dating from the last quarter of the 4th century BC.
EAM 3772

Aristotle studied at the Academy of Plato and in 335 B.C. he founded his own school in the Gymnasium of the Lykeion. Along with philosophy, he dealt with the scientific research and is thus considered the founder of many sciences. His teaching aimed at the approach of all fields of knowledge, so that the individual would be able to develop a multifaceted personality, which was accomplished by the parallel training of the body.