The article explores (alleged) evidence concerning the Metaphysics from Aristotle to Alexander of Aphrodisias, casting doubt on the idea that the work was assembled in its current form by Andronicus of Rhodes. No ancient source supports this claim, nor can we be certain that the collection as it now stands was already available in the first century BC. By contrast, Alexander seems to be well-acquainted with the Metaphysics as we have it today. The article also reconsiders the role that Eudorus of Alexandria, Nicolaus of Damascus, Aspasius may have played in the tradition of commentary on the Metaphysics.
|Titolo:||The metaphysics from Aristotle to Alexander of Aphrodisias|
|Titolo del periodico:||BULLETIN OF THE INSTITUTE OF CLASSICAL STUDIES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF LONDON|
|Anno di pubblicazione:||2012|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.2041-5370.2012.00034.x|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||03.1 Articolo su rivista (Journal article)|