- Series: Studien Und Texte Zur Geistesgeschichte Des Mittelalters (Book 101)
- Hardcover: 228 pages
- Publisher: Brill (July 31, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9004173935
- ISBN-13: 978-9004173934
- Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6.2 x 9.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
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Medieval Greek Commentaries on the Nicomachean Ethics (Studien Und Texte Zur Geistesgeschichte Des Mittelalters)
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From the Back Cover
Given the enduring importance of Aristotle s "Nicomachean Ethics," it is remarkable to find that there is no extensive surviving commentary on this text from the period between the second century and the twelfth century. This volume is focused on the first of the medieval commentaries, that produced in the early twelfth century by Eustratios of Nicaea, Michael of Ephesus, and an anonymous author in Constantinople. This endeavor was to have a significant impact on the reception of the "Nicomachean Ethics" in Latin and Catholic Europe. For, in the mid-thirteenth century, Robert Grosseteste translated into Latin a manuscript that contained these Byzantine commentators. Both Albertus Magnus and Bonaventure then used this translation as a basis for their discussions of Aristotle's book. Contributors are George Arabatzis, Charles Barber, Linos Benakis, Elizabeth Fisher, Peter Frankopan, Katerina Ierodiakonou, David Jenkins, Anthony Kaldellis and Michele Trizio.
About the Author
Charles Barber is a Professor of Art History at the University of Notre Dame. He has published extensively on the intellectual history of the icon, notably Figure and Likeness (Princeton, 2002) and Contesting the Logic of Painting (Brill, 2007). David Jenkins is the Byzantine Studies Librarian at the University of Notre Dame.