Greece for Kids
Aristotle was born in ancient
Macedonia. Unlike ancient Greece, which was a collection of
city-states, Macedonia was a county, located to the north of
Greece. (Macedonia is the yellow colored peninsula on the map
Aristotle was a philosopher who lived over 2000 years ago.
Aristotle was proud of being a Macedonian, but Aristotle admired the
Greeks and the Greek way of life. He
spent much of his time in ancient Greece.
Aristotle had a huge influence on the prince
of Macedonia, young Alexander. The prince had many teachers, but Aristotle was one of
his favorites. Aristotle shared his admiration of the Greek way of
doing things with the young prince.
As it turned out, this was incredibly
lucky for the world. The young prince would one day be known as Alexander
the Great. Thanks to his teacher, Aristotle, as
Alexander conquered pretty much all of the known ancient world, he
also spread Greek culture wherever he went. The Greeks never liked
Alexander, but it was thanks to Alexander that the many
gifts the Greeks gave the world survived.
Aristotle is also famous for his many
sayings, many of which are still quoted today. Here are just a few of
"We are what we repeatedly do.
Excellence then is a habit."
"We must reduce everything to
the simplest form possible, but no simpler."
"We think in pictures. If you
wish to change what you think, change the picture."