AgathonZante wrote:Do we know or have a general idea where the bodies of people like Hesiod, Homer, Socrates, Plato and Aristotle are buried?
Hesiod is traditionally said to have been buried at Orchomenus in Boeotia. Various 'graves of Homer' were known in Antiquity, but the location of Homer's tomb (or even the identity of 'Homer') has never been certain.
Socrates would have been buried somewhere in Athens, but the location isn't certain, and he would very possibly have been buried in an unmarked location, at least initially, being as he was, technically, a condemned criminal. Plato's tomb was located on the grounds of the Platonic Academy in Athens.
The location of Aristotle's grave is uncertain. Some accounts say he died in Macedonia, others in Euboea.
There is a tomb being excavated at Stagira, in Greek Macedonia, that some archaeologists believe to be that of Aristotle, but it is not certain.
"O Best of Gods, blest daimon crown'd with fire . . . hear, and from punishment my soul absolve, the punishment incurr'd by pristine guilt, thro' Lethe's darkness and terrene desire: and if for long-extended years I'm doom'd in these drear realms Heav'n's exile to remain, O grant me soon the necessary means to gain that good which solitude confers on souls emerging from the bitter waves of fraudful Hyle's black, impetuous flood!"
-Iulianic Hymn to Apollon-Helios, ll. 65-106
"Having come for punishment, one must be punished. One must not pull apart the god within oneself."
-Iamblichus, Vita Pythagorica
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