Greece for Kids
Aristotle was a teacher. He born in
ancient Macedonia, a country to the north of Greece. Aristotle highly
respected the ancient Greek way of doing things and thinking about
things. He spent a lot of time in ancient Greece. He spoke Greek. He
believed in the Greek gods. He thought the Greeks were great.
One of Aristotle's students was a very
famous man that scholars today call Alexander
the Great. Alexander taught Alexander to admire and
respect the Greeks as much as he did. Which was pretty lucky for us,
today, because Alexander grew up to be king of Macedonia. Alexander
conquered the entire Mediterranean region. Everywhere he went, he spread
the Greek way of doing things. Thanks to Alexander, all the many gifts
the Greeks gave the world survived.
the famous Chinese philosopher, Aristotle is also remembered for his
sayings. He used sayings to help his students become wiser. His sayings
lend themselves to discussion, argument, and thought. He is still quoted
today. For example, Aristotle said:
"We are what we repeatedly do.
Excellence then is a habit."
"We think in pictures. If you
wish to change what you think, change the picture."