(ca. 372ca. 287 BC; original name: Tyrtamus; said to have been called Theophrastus by Aristotle* for the grace of his conversation). B. Eresus, in the Gk. is. of Lesbos; philos.; disciple of Aristotle, continued his teachings, and became his successor as head of the Peripatetio (walking about) School or Lyceum, in a group of building and covered walks, in shady gardens, dedicated to Apollo Lyceius, God of Shepherds.
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