### A characterization of representation-finite algebras

Let A be a finite-dimensional, basic, connected algebra over an algebraically closed field. Denote by Γ(A) the Auslander-Reiten quiver of A. We show that A is representation-finite if and only if Γ(A) has at most finitely many vertices lying on oriented cycles and finitely many orbits with respect to the action of the Auslander-Reiten translation.