Aristo of Alexandria

Aristo (or Ariston) of Alexandria (Greek: Ἀρίστων ὁ Ἀλεξανδρεύς) was a Peripatetic philosopher and a contemporary of Strabo in the 1st century. According to Philodemus, he was a pupil of Antiochus of Ascalon. [1] He wrote a work on the Nile.[2] Eudorus, a contemporary of his, wrote a book on the same subject, and the two works were so much alike,[3] that the authors charged each other with plagiarism.[4] Who was right is not said, though Strabo seems to be inclined to think that Eudorus was the guilty party.

Ἀρίστων ὁ Ἀλεξανδρεύς
Bornfl. 87 BC
SchoolPeripatetic school


  1. ^ Kalligas, Paul (2020). Plato's Academy: Its Workings and its History. Cambridge University Press. p. 373. ISBN 9781108426442.
  2. ^ Diogenes Laërtius, Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers, vii. 164.
  3. ^ Strabo, Geography, xvii. p.790.
  4. ^ Schofield, Malcolm (17 January 2013). Aristotle, Plato and Pythagoreanism in the First Century BC: New Directions for Philosophy. Cambridge University Press. p. 41. ISBN 9781139619806.