Aristotle Transformed: The Ancient Commentators and Their by Richard Sorabji

By Richard Sorabji

This ebook brings jointly twenty articles giving a entire view of the paintings of the Aristotelian commentators. First released in 1990, the gathering is now cited thus far with a brand new advent through Richard Sorabji. New generations of students will take advantage of this reissuing of vintage essays, together with seminal works through significant students, and the amount offers a finished heritage to the paintings of the venture at the historic Commentators on Aristotle, which has released over a hundred volumes of translations on account that 1987 and has disseminated those the most important texts to students worldwide.

The significance of the commentators is partially that they signify the concept and lecture room instructing of the Aristotelian and Neoplatonist colleges and in part that they supply a landscape of one thousand years of old Greek philosophy, revealing many unique quotations from misplaced works. much more major is the profound impact – exposed in the various chapters of this ebook – that they exert on later philosophy, Islamic and Western. not just did they keep anti-Aristotelian fabric which helped motivate Medieval and Renaissance technological know-how, yet they current Aristotle in a sort that made him applicable to the Christian church. it isn't Aristotle, yet Aristotle remodeled and embedded within the philosophy of the commentators that so usually lies at the back of the perspectives of later thinkers.

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H. WATERS: The Purpose of Dramatisation in Herodotus, Historia 15 (1966), 257– 271. S. WEST: The Scythian Ultimatum (Herodotus iv 131, 132), JHS 108 (1988), 207–211. The Mitylene Debate in Thucydides Thomas A. 2 In this paper, I will not attempt to provide new insights into the historical and political signiÀcance of this passage; on these aspects, ample information can be found in the contributions quoted in n. 2. Instead, the subject of this paper will be much humbler: I propose to look at the passage from the perspective of the reader, and my aim will be to explore the ways in which readers make sense of this pair of speeches within the narrative context of book 3.

Dieses entfaltet entweder im Proömium oder im Epilog als ˪ƧƨƩ̾ ƯƞƲƳƨƱ eine große Wirkung, vgl. SCARDINO 2007, 379. 30 Dazu LAUSBERG 1990, 381. Die Rolle der Reden in Herodots Erzählung des Skythenfeldzugs 25 erweist,31 ihm diesen Rat zu vergelten (˿ƬƠ ƲƤ ˊƬƳ̀ ƶưƦƲƳΌƱ ƲƴƫơƮƴƪƞƦƱ ƶưƦƲƳƮΚƲƨ ˞ưƢƮƨƲƨ ˊƫƤƞƷƸƫƠƨ). Dareios wird hier als ein Entscheidungsträger charakterisiert, der nicht nur fähig ist, einen guten Rat anzuhören, sondern diesen auch zu befolgen. In der folgenden Paränese (4,98) gibt Dareios zu, seine Meinung geändert zu haben.

34 84: Bitte des Oiobazos um Schonung eines seiner Söhne. Trügerische Antwort des Dareios in indirekter Rede. Befehl zur Tötung aller Söhne. 85–6: Marsch des Dareios zum Bosporos, den er betrachtete. Auktorialer Exkurs über den Pontos. 87: Völkerkatalog (summarisch) des Invasionsheers. 88–92: Dareios freut sich (˫ƲƧƤƞƱ) über die Brücke. Übergang nach Europa. Er freut sich (91) über einen Fluss, was er auf einer Stele verewigt, wo er sich als ˊƬ̾ư Carlo Scardino Exempel für die Beziehung Herrscher – Untertan.

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