Plato and Aristotle, as presented by
Raphael in his famous fresco “School of Athens”. Aristotle is to the
right, holding “Nicomachean Ethics”.
UNESCO General Conference
proclaimed 2016 the Aristotle Anniversary Year. The decision was taken
during the 38th session of the Conference, which was held in Paris at
the suggestion of the Greek National Commission.
The main reason is that the coming year will mark 2400 years since
the birth of the ancient Greek philosopher. The anniversary will be
celebrated with an international conference, which will be organized by
the Interdisciplinary Centre for Aristotle Studies
at THE Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in May. It is expected that
the forum will bring to Greece the world elite of the modern
Leading Aristotle researchers will present studies on his work, not
only at the university that is named after him but also in ancient
Stagira of Halkidiki, where he was born in the year 384 BC as well as in
ancient Mieza, where he taught Alexander the Great.