Well, it happened again. Today, I was schooled by Alexander, who is eight. He told me that Aristotle (384BC-322) tutored Alexander the Great (356BC-322) when Alexander was 13. Aristotle taught Alexander and his friends about medicine, philosophy, morals, religion, logic, and art. Under his tutelage, Alexander developed a passion for the works of Homer. Aristotle gave him an annotated copy of Homer, which Alexander later carried on his military campaigns. Aristotle sounds like the perfect tutor, and my Alexander is the perfect student.
It was shortly after Plato died that Aristotle left Athens at the request of Philip II of Macedonia to tutor his son in 343BC. He succeeded his father to the throne in 336BC at age 20. By age 30 he had created one of the largest empires in history, from Greece to India. He was undefeated in battle and is widely considered to be one of history’s greatest and most successful military commanders. Strange that Aristotle taught Alexander religion, but in modern America we should have to exclude religion from the curriculum of any school.
Together for one and a half years, we did Lesson 67 today.
Be quiet! Loyalty is speaking...
That's my boy.