Alexander of Aphrodisias

[Revised entry by Dorothea Frede on January 19, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Alexander was a Peripatetic philosopher and commentator, active in the late second and early third
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[Revised entry by Dorothea Frede on January 19, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Alexander was a Peripatetic philosopher and commentator, active in the late second and early third century CE. He continued the tradition of writing close commentaries on Aristotle's work established in the first century BCE by Andronicus of Rhodes, the editor of Aristotle's 'esoteric' writings, which were designed for use in his school only. This tradition reflected a gradual revival of interest in Aristotle's philosophy, beginning in the late second century BCE, and helped to reestablish Aristotle as an active presence in philosophical...

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