Archaeological Sites & Historical Monuments

Coordinates: 37.974058, 23.743308

Lyceum of Aristotle

The Lyceum was one of the three important gymnasia of ancient Athens, particularly important because it was here that Aristotle founded in the 4th century BC his school of philosophy. It was built at an idyllic location outside the walls, between the two rivers, at the present day centre of the city, exactly behind the Byzantine and Christian Museum. Here exercised and practiced the Athenian hoplites and the teenagers that received military training. From its facilities they have unearthed the palaestra, an area where the athletes trained in wrestling, boxing and pankration, which was a combination of both.



5-11 Rigillis, Athens 106 75

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