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Stagīrus

Στάγειρος), subsequently Stagīra (τὰ Στάγειρα). Now Stavro; a town of Macedonia, in Chalcidicé, on the Strymonic Gulf, and a little north of the isthmus which unites the promontory of Athos to Chalcidicé. It was a colony of Andros, was founded B.C. 656, and was originally called Orthagoria. It is celebrated as the birthplace of Aristotle, who in English literature is often spoken of as “the Stagirite.”

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