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September 23rd 2009
Published: September 28th 2009EDIT THIS ENTRY

After conferring with our Turkish hosts we decided to head north to Assos. Assos was founded in 8th century BC by colonists from the island of Lesvos. Under the rule of Hermeias, a one-time student of Plato, the city enjoyed great prosperity. Hermeias encouraged philosophers live in Assos and Aristotle himself lived there for about 3 years and married Hermeiasā€˜ niece, Phythia. Unfortunately for Hermeias, the Persians invaded and ended up crucifying him, and forced Plato to leave.

We spent the morning tromping around the ruins of the Temple of Athena. Before we left the village we bought some slippers for my mother, Dorothy.



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