St Augustine called Aristotle and the Peripatetics "Platonists"!
"The monstrously false report that Aristotle was the successor of Socrates and Plato, and also an important original thinker in behalf of scientific knowledge, is entirely a hoax without foundation in fact." (1)
"The Irish monks of Iona and St. Augustine are the exemplification of the emergence of European civilization on the foundations of neo-Platonic Christianity. (...) the entirety of the history of European culture from the third century A.D. has centered on an irreconcilable conflict between the republican heritage of Plato and the oligarchical heritage of Aristotle." (2)
Then... why does this contradict what St Augustine himself wrote?
"Despite their true concept of one God, the Platonists countenance polytheism. The reason for my choice of the Platonists, in preference to all others, is that the reputation and prestige they enjoy above the rest is in proportion to the superiority of their concept of one God, the creator of heaven and earth. The judgement of posterity has rated them far above other philosophers; how far is shown by the sequel.
, founded a school called the 'Peripathetics' (the same being derived from his habit of walking about while discussing) and, thanks to his brilliant reputation, attracted to his sect a large number of disciples, even in the lifetime of his teacher. After Plato's death, his nephew Speusippus and his favourite disciple Xenocrates succeeded him in his school, which was called the Academy, and they and their successors were hence called the 'Academics'.