from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • An ancient city of Greek Macedonia. It was the birthplace of Aristotle.

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  • n. an ancient town of Greece where Aristotle was born


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  • Just as Socrates had taught Plato and Plato in turn had instructed Aristotle, now the philosopher from Stagira would show Alexander the wonders of the universe.

    Alexander the Great

  • Aristotle [Aristoteli Stagiritae] "To Aristotle of Stagira, for the philosophy handed down in the proper and exact manner, Federico placed this out of gratitude."

    Architecture and Memory: The Renaissance Studioli of Federico da Montefeltro

  • Aristotle was born in the town of Stagira on the coast of the Chalkidike peninsula, part of an area originally colonized by the Greek city-state of Chalkis.

    About Aristotle

  • Given this difficult position, historians and Aristotelian scholars have sifted through the scraps of information relating to Aristotleis life and have produced a generally accepted account of his activities from his birth in Stagira in 384 BCE to his death 62 years later in Chalkis on the isle of Euboea in 322 BCE.

    About Aristotle

  • Also Aristotle of Stagira, Theophrastus, and many other important Peripatetic philosophers wrote the same thing.

    The Chicago Blog: An excerpt from The Birthday Book by Censorinus

  • Aristotle was born in Stagira on the northern Aegean coast in 384BC.

    Aristotle's Biology

  • Aristotle was born in Stagira in northern Greece, and that's why he's sometimes referred to as the Stagyrite also, Stagirite.

    A man with a bunch of names

  • Some there are who blame Callisthenes for sailing to Alexander in hopes to obtain the rebuilding of Olynthus, as Aristotle had procured that of Stagira; and commend Ephorus, Xenocrates, and

    Essays and Miscellanies

  • And what the pleasures of Aristotle, when he rebuilt his native city Stagira, then levelled with the ground, and brought back its exiled inhabitants?

    Essays and Miscellanies

  • What value then, think you, would they have put upon it, if they had done such an act as Aristotle did, who procured the restoration and rebuilding of Stagira, the town of his nativity, after it had been destroyed by King Philip?

    Essays and Miscellanies


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