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    was an ancient Greek city on the Chalkidiki peninsula and is chiefly known for being the birthplace of Aristotle. Aristotle was born in Stageira, Chalcidice, in 384 BC, about 55 km (34 mi) east of modern-day Thessaloniki. The city lies approximately 8 kilometres north northeast of the present-day village of Stagira, close to the town of Olympiada.Stageira was founded in 655 BC by Ionian settlers from Andros. Xerxes I of Persia occupied it in 480 BC. The city later joined the Delian League, led by Athens, but left in 424 BC: as a result, the Athenian demagogue Cleon laid siege to it in 422 BC.In 348 BC, Philip II of Macedon occupied and destroyed the city. Grateful for Aristotle's tutoring of his son Alexander, Philip later rebuilt the city and resettled the old city's inhabitants, who had been enslaved. (Wikipedia) - Stagira
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    For the ancient Greek city and birthplace of Aristotle, see Stagira (ancient city).Archaeological site in Stagira

    Stagira (Greek: Στάγειρα or Στάγιρα, also fem. Stagiros Στάγιρος or Stageiros Στάγειρος) is a Greek village lying on a picturesque plateau on the Chalcidice peninsula, and standing at the foot of the Argirolofos hill. The village stands approximately 8 kilometers south southwest of the ancient Stageira, the birthplace of Aristotle, and a statue of him stands in it. In Byzantine times, Stagira was called Siderokafsia (which means blast furnace). The sultan''s mint was located here in the 16th century and many ruins of furnaces can be found close to the village. The present-day village has approximately 500 inhabitants, but including the neighbouring village of Stratoniki, with which Stagira virtually merges, the population increases to around 1500. The central church was built in 1814.

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    Subdivisions of the municipality of Aristotelis Municipal unit of Arnaia Municipal unit of Panagia Municipal unit of Stagira-Akanthos
    • Arnaia
    • Neochori
    • Palaiochori
    • Stanos
    • Varvara
    • Gomati
    • Megali Panagia
    • Pyrgadikia
    • Ammouliani
    • Ierissos
    • Nea Roda
    • Olympiada
    • Ouranoupoli
    • Stagira
    • Stratoni
    • Stratoniki

    Coordinates: 40°31′49″N 23°45′09″E / 40.53028°N 23.75250°E / 40.53028; 23.75250

    Tags:Aristotle, Athens, Byzantine, Delian, Greek, Ionian, Macedon, Persia, Stagira, Wikipedia, Xerxes


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