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Post  AgathonZante on Thu Aug 18, 2016 6:52 pm

Do we know or have a general idea where the bodies of people like Hesiod, Homer, Socrates, Plato and Aristotle are buried?

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Re: Ancient Burials

Post  Erodius on Sun Aug 21, 2016 2:37 pm

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.

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