Aristotle's Categories in the Early Roman Empire

2016.03.08 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Michael J. Griffin, Aristotle's Categories in the Early Roman Empire, Oxford University Press, 2015, 283pp., $90.00 (hbk), ISBN
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2016.03.08 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Michael J. Griffin, Aristotle's Categories in the Early Roman Empire, Oxford University Press, 2015, 283pp., $90.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780198724735. Reviewed by George Karamanolis, University of Vienna Aristotle's short, early work known as the Categories had an enormous impact on philosophers in antiquity. From the 1st century BCE to the 6th century CE it attracted considerable attention not only from Peripatetics, as one would expect, but also, and indeed predominantly, from Platonists as well as Stoics. Indicative of that attention are the seven ancient extant commentaries on that treatise, more than on any other work of Aristotle, all of which were authored by Platonists (Porphyry, Dexippus, Ammonius, Olympiodorus, Philoponus, Simplicius, and Elias), while several other commentaries of Peripatetics and Platonists do not survive (e.g., Alexander's, Porphyry's long commentary, and Iamblichus'). Besides these. . .

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