Alexanders earliest education was given by one of his relatives, Leonidas of Epirus. He was hired to teach Alexander math, horsemanship and archery, but struggled to get his attention. Since Alexander couldn't pay attention with Leonidas they hired Lysimachus, who used role-playing to keep him interested. Then in 343 B.C. they hired Aristotle. Aristotle taught Alexander about philosophy, poetry, drama, science and politics over the course of three years.