Proxenus of Atarneus

Proxenus of Atarneus (Greek: Πρόξενος ὁ Ἀταρνεύς) is most famous for being Aristotle's guardian after the death of his parents. Proxenus educated Aristotle for a couple of years before sending him to Athens to Plato's Academy.

Proxenus had married Aristotle's older sister Arimneste, whereby they had a daughter Hero and a son Nicanor. Hero's own son, Callisthenes, would later become a student and collaborator with his great-uncle Aristotle. Nicanor eventually married Aristotle's daughter, Pythias.


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