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The Greek philosopher Aristotle (384-322 BC) was born in Stagira in Greek Macedonia. Along with Plato (427-347 BC), whose collaborator he was, he is considered the greatest thinker and naturalist of antiquity and the founder of scientific philosophy. He also had a decisive influence on Christian philosophy in the Middle Ages. In 342 BC, he came to the Macedonian court for six years as tutor to the 13-year-old Crown Prince Alexander (356-323 BC), who later became the "Great". Returning to Athens, he established a museum of natural history and a library. Of his numerous written works, many have survived. He also cultivated an experimental vineyard with many grape varieties and engaged in a kind of scientific cultivation of the vine. Aristotle thought that while wine made people more lovelorn, at the same time he criticised the alcohol-fogged blindness in choosing a partner and asked the question about the consequences of excess: "Why is the seed usually not fertile in drunkards? "

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