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A brief tour in the paths of the Ancient Greek philosophy

A ristotle, was a many-sided intellectual. Philosophy and science were harmonically united in his personality. He and his students studied every field of human activity, as well as of nature. He collected and recorded every piece of knowledge of his epoch and afterwards he scrutinised them with discerning eyes. His works, which are classified into many categories (logical, natural, ontological, ethical, political, rhetorical, and poetical), are the base of many sciences. That is why he has been surged at the top of philosophy for more than 16 centuries, since the time he became more broadly known –in the 1st century B. C., after the first edition of the whole of his surviving works by Andronicus of Rhodes.

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Kyriakos Georgiadis

H e was born in Thessaloniki in 1970 and grew up in Serres, Greece. In 1992, he completed his studies in the Department of Greek Philology (specialisation in Classics) in the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He worked as a Greek teacher and a pedagogist in the Papafeio Orphanage in Thessaloniki from 1994 to 1996. He has been teaching lessons of his specialty (Ancient Greek, Latin, Modern Greek language and literature, history) to Junior and Senior High School students in the Gnomon Greek Language and Culture School since 1997. He has been involved as a radio producer in the radio station of the Holy Metropolis of Serres and Nigrita, ‘Kivotos Radio Station’, since its foundation, with two radio shows: ‘Secret Garden’ and ‘The language given to me was Greek’. In March 2008, he participated as a charter member in the establishment of the Union for the Elevation and the Diffusion of the Greek Language (U.E.D.G.L.), which has been activated successfully, over recent years, organising great cultural events and seminars and publishing the journal Λόγοι ἐν Σέρραις (Words in Serres). Five issues dedicated to Alexandros Papadiamantis, Saint Photius the Great, Rigas Velestinlis and General Yannis Makriyannis, Photis Kontoglou, and the Peloponnesian War correspondingly have already been edited. He has been president of the forementioned Union...

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