THEOFRASTOS: Peripatetic philosopher from Eressos (372-287p.ch), a student of Plato. After the death of his teacher, in 347 BC, he followed Aristotle, who, detecting his thirst for knowledge and his intelligence, first called him Eufrastos and later Theophrastus. Evidence of the respect which Aristotle harboured for Theophrastus lies in the fact that when in 323 BC Aristotle was accused of contempt and had to resort to Chalkis, he donated his library to Theophrastus and entrusted him the management of the Peripatetic School.