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This crucial new editio maior of Aristotle's Poetics, in accordance with all of the basic resources, is an enormous contribution to scholarship. The introductory chapters supply very important new insights in regards to the transmission of the textual content to the current day and particularly the importance of the Syro-Arabic culture. The Greek textual content is observed by way of a close severe equipment in addition to Notes to the textual content; moreover there's a Graeco-Arabic serious gear and statement. An Index of Greek phrases, Indices, and a Bibliography supplement the paintings. This book can be an fundamental software for all Aristotelian, students historians of Greek literature and feedback, and experts of the transmission and reception of classical works.
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156 Cf. H. Oliver (), pp. – and (), pp. – and – = idem (), pp. – and –, –. To this discussion one should add the publication of a new inscription about Alexander, cf. the following note. ) 157 That Alexander was appointed by Septimius Severus and Caracalla he himself states in his De Fato (cf. note supra), p. , – and –. Cf. Zeller, III, i, pp. with nn. – and with nn. –; Lynch (), pp. ff. Thanks to a new inscription from Aphrodisias we now know that Alexander held the chair at Athens, that he was from Aphrodisias in Caria, that also his homonymous father was a philosopher, and that both father and son were Roman citizens.
And –. Cf. Zeller, III, i, pp. with nn. – and with nn. –; Lynch (), pp. ff. Thanks to a new inscription from Aphrodisias we now know that Alexander held the chair at Athens, that he was from Aphrodisias in Caria, that also his homonymous father was a philosopher, and that both father and son were Roman citizens. On the inscription cf. Chaniotis () and Sharples (). history of the text of the poetics provided by literary and rhetorical authors shows no real interest in Aristotle’s views but is limited to using the Poetics as a source for references to poets and to their procedures.
Some of Neleus’ descendants later sold both the books of Aristotle and those of Theophrastus to Apellicon of Teos for a large sum of money. Apellicon was a lover of books rather than a philosopher; trying to restore the damaged copies he made new ones, filling up the lacunae incorrectly,116 and published117 them full of mistakes. 118 On the other hand, the later Peripatetics, from the time the books were published, were better able to philosophize and aristotelize119 but they were nevertheless forced to call most of their statements probable120 due to the large number of errors.