8F, Box 2, Peripatetics
Club Records, Minnesota Historical Society.
Although Origen treats the worship of the Peripatetics
as a prentence, there is no good reason to doubt that Aristotle was sincerely pious (Chadwick 1980:449).
Edwards, who follows Dorrie ("Ammonius, Teacher of Origen," Journal of Ecclesiastical History 44:2 [April 1993]: 169181), identifies the Ammonius who taught Origen with an otherwise unknown Alexandria Peripatetic
named in Vit.
And it is not simply walking; it is walking together and talking with one's fellow peripatetic
Bely, royce, and Doblin: Peripatetics
in the City Novel.
Contemporary natural scientists would surely dispute Aristotle's knowledge of the biological and astronomical topics to which Lucian refers, but the founder of the so-called Peripatetic
school distinguished himself from his contemporaries with his detailed observations and taxonomies of the physical world.
Entering the profession of sophist signified an opportunity to change one's personal style from austerity to extravagance, as Aristocles of Pergamum, once a sober follower of the Peripatetics
, becomes an avid devotee of music and the theater (VS 567).
But most peripatetics
simply take a global view of the job market and seek regular, continuing--if not always tenurable--appointments abroad.
Lectures and discussions appear to have been presented in a covered walkway--perhaps with the lecturer moving freely among his hearers--leading to the identification of the school of Aristotle as the Peripatos and his followers as Peripatetics
There were also 'vacation whores', peripatetics
who obliged during Encaenia, Port Meadow Races, and other social occasions.
Before its codification by the Peripatetics
, the diagnostic importance of physical appearance was emphasized by some Sophists and was very much exploited by thinkers related to the Socratic circle.
This examination is chronological, beginning with the evidence presented by Herodotus and culminating with the Peripatetics