Commentators on Aristotle

[Revised entry by Andrea Falcon on August 22, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, supplement.html] One important mode of philosophical expression from the end of the Hellenistic period and
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[Revised entry by Andrea Falcon on August 22, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, supplement.html] One important mode of philosophical expression from the end of the Hellenistic period and into Late Antiquity was the philosophical commentary. During this time Plato and Aristotle were regarded as philosophical authorities and their works were subject to intense study. This entry offers a concise account of how the revival of interest in the philosophy of Aristotle that took place toward the end of the Hellenistic period eventually developed into a new literary production: the philosophical commentary. It also follows the...

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