Nicomachus (father of Aristotle)

Nicomachus (Ancient Greek: Νικόμαχος; fl. c. 375 BC) was the father of Aristotle. The Suda states that he was a doctor descended from Nicomachus, son of Machaon the son of Asclepius.[1] Greenhill notes he had another son named Arimnestus, and a daughter named Arimneste, by his wife Phaestis, or Phaestias, who was descended from Asclepius as well. He was a native of Stageira, and the friend and physician of Amyntas III, king of Macedonia, 393–369 BC.[2] Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle's work on Ethics may have been dedicated to his father. Aristotle's son was also called Nicomachus.

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  1. ^ Suda, nu,399
  2. ^ William Alexander Greenhill, MD. "Nicomachus." Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. William Smith, editor. 1867. p. 1194.