82 - Lost and Found: Aristotelianism after Aristotle

Peter looks at the history of Aristotelianism up the time of the Roman Empire and the beginning of commentaries on Aristotle's works.

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Further Reading: 

• P. Adamson (ed.), The Peripatetic School through Alexander of Aphrodisias (issue in honor of R.W. Sharples), Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies 55 (2012).

• J. Barnes, “Roman Aristotle,” in J. Barnes and M. Griffin (eds), Philosophia Togata II: Plato and Aristotle at Rome (Oxford: 1997), 1-69.

• A. Alberti and R.W. Sharples (eds), Aspasius: the Earliest Extant Commentary on Aristotle’s Ethics (Berlin: 1999).

• H.B. Gottschalk, “Aristotelian Philosophy in the Roman World,” Aufstieg und Niedergang der römischen Welt II.36.2 (1987), 1079-1174.

• D. Konstan (trans.), Aspasius: On Aristotle Nicomachean Ethics 1-4, 7-8 (London: 2006).

• R.W. Sharples, Peripatetic Philosophy 200 BC to AD 200 (Cambridge: 2010).

• R.W. Sharples and R. Sorabji (eds), Greek & Roman Philosophy 100 BC-200 AD (London: 2007), vol.2.

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Thanks to Michael Griffin for his help with this episode!
JohnBlechl's picture

I know what you're thinking.

"Had their way with Aristotle while promising to respect him in the morning." Nice.