What Was a Classic Greek Education Like Before Aristotle Added Science To the Curriculum?

Before Aristotle, a Greek education included reading, writing, music, poetry, and athletics.

Older students were also taught politics and citizenship. Teachers called Sophists would travel from city to city and lecture in public squares.

Plato established the first permanent school in Athens with his Academy.

what was a classic greek education like before aristotle added science to the curriculum

Philosophy became an important course for students at the Academy.

Aristotle’s Lyceum added science to the curriculum and even had a museum on campus with collections of plants, animals, and rocks from around the then known world.

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