Kommentare zu Aristoteles, ›De partibus animalium‹




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Anonymous (Codex Hieros. S. S. 108) and Georgios Pachymeres, Eleni Pappa (ed.), Kommentare zu Aristoteles, ›De partibus animalium‹: Redaktionen zu Michael von Ephesos. Kritische Edition und Einleitung. De Gruyter, 2022, 375pp., $130.99 (hbk), ISBN 9783110708738.

Reviewed by Denis Walter, University of Bonn

The fourth volume of Commentaria in Aristotelem Graeca et Byzantina / Series Academica presents Eleni Pappa’s inaugural editions of two distinct redactions of the commentary written by Michael of Ephesus (11th–12th century AD) on Aristotle’s De Partibus Animalium (PA). One redaction of Michael’s text has an anonymous origin (transmitted in the 13th century Codex Hieros. S. S. 108), while the other, more recent one is attributed to Georgios Pachymeres (1242–ca. 1310). Michael’s work stands as the oldest Greek commentary on Aristotle’s De Partibus Animalium. Pappa’s edition consists of prolegomena divided into 8 chapters and the two edited texts.

The prolegomena of Pappa’s edition include a well-documented introduction to the problem, in which she begins by delving into matters related to the transmission of Michael’s commentary…

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