Aristotle in Byzantium

The reception of Aristotle in Byzantium: the first critical edition of George Pachymeres’ Commentary on Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics

Prof. Anna Marmodoro is Co-I on this project¬† (PI Dr Sofia Xenofonto, Glasgow University), which seeks to compose the first-ever critical edition of the influential Commentary on Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics by the distinguished Byzantine scholar George Pachymeres (1242-ca. 1310). The edition will be accompanied by an English translation, extensive introduction and indexes at the end, and will be published in an open-access environment, freely available to both specialist and lay audience for use in many contexts. The proposed edition has been commissioned for publication by De Gruyter (series: ‘Commentaria in Aristotelem Graeca et Byzantina’) and is part of a comprehensive editorial venture, which will make available a large number of unedited Byzantine commentaries on Aristotle’s works, eventually contributing to the reception of the Aristotelian tradition in Byzantium and the development of Aristotelian studies more broadly.

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