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I see what most people cannot see, and I dare to say what most people wouldn't dare to say.

My magic is my question!​ My work delves into the archetype of Alexander the Great and Aristotle, exploring the influential and meaningful relationship between these two historical figures.​​

"There is nothing so terrible as activity without insight." J.W. Goethe

Aristotle played a crucial and highly impactful role in shaping the mind and actions of Alexander the Great, the renowned conqueror and king of Macedonia.


At the age of thirteen, Alexander's father, Philip II, King of Macedonia, enlisted the renowned philosopher Aristotle to serve as his son's tutor. Aristotle, who had studied under Plato in Athens, was well-versed in various subjects such as logic, ethics, rhetoric, and zoology. He was called upon by Philip II to teach Alexander in a remote village called Mieza, inside the Temple of the Nymphs.

Being a tutor to Alexander was a great honor for Aristotle, as it provided him with the support and resources to continue his research. More importantly, it placed him in a prime position to shape the mind of a future ruler. As payment for his services, Philip ordered Aristotle's home city of Stagira, which he had captured years earlier, to be rebuilt.

During his time with Aristotle, Alexander developed an interest in various subjects such as medicine, poetry, astronomy, geometry, rhetoric, and eristics. He also developed a deep respect for Homer and took the mighty Achilles as a standard to which he would aspire. Aristotle's strongest influence on Alexander was in the fields of politics and morality. He also advised the young Macedonian to be a good ruler of the Greeks and to treat all barbarians as mere plants and animals.

In 340 B.C., Alexander's education under Aristotle came to an end as he was called back to Macedonia to act as Master of the Royal Seal and Regent of Macedonia in his father's absence. Despite the short duration of their relationship, the lessons and influence of Aristotle on Alexander's life and actions were long-lasting and significant.

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