ARISTOTLE HOMAGE BY TAXI
A retired British teacher in her nineties took a cab to Aegean Macedonia to see the site where Alexander the Great took lessons from Aristotle, AFP reported on Thursday.
Kathleen Searles made the trip from Britain to Aegean Macedonia accompanied by her nurse, spent half an hour at the site of Aristotle's School, then got back in the cab for the journey of several thousand kilometres (miles) home, ANA said.
Searles had a lifelong dream to visit the site near the city of Neguš (Naoussa), where the famous philosopher tutored the heir to the Macedonian throne and other nobles in 342 BCE.
The teachings of Aristotle, one of the leading philosophers of the antiquity, are believed to have heavily influenced Alexander, who resolved to spread ancient Macedonian/Hellenic culture in the vast empire he subsequently carved out in modern-day Turkey, Egypt, Persia and India.
MD: Very interesting, much respect to that lady! And also to the cab driver :)