- Acted: 4th Century BC
- Lived: 375-335 BC
- School: Peripatetic
- Main Interests: Ethics, Music, Politics
- Influences: Aristotle, Pythagoras, Archytas
- Location: Taranto
After the gods and demons, I should speak extensively about parents and laws. I believe in remaining loyal to our customs and our laws, even if they are a bit inferior to the others.
Ιωάννου Στοβαίου Ανθολόγιον: ΟΘ, 45
No one, no god, nor prudent man would ever advise anyone to neglect his parents.
Ιωάννου Στοβαίου Ανθολόγιον: ΟΘ, 46
Aristoxenus was an ancient Greek Peripatetic philosopher and pupil of Aristotle. He was interested in ethics as well as in music. Aristoxenus' belief that the soul is related to the body as harmony is to the parts of a musical instrument seems to follow an early Pythagorean doctrine. Also believed that the notes of the scale should not be judged by a mathematical ratio but by the ear.