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Author Simplicius, of Cilicia.
Title Aristotelis De caelo commentaria. 1.3-4. English
On Aristotle on the heavens 1.3-4 / Simplicius ; translated by Ian Mueller.
Imprint London : Bristol Classical, 2011.

Author Simplicius, of Cilicia.
Series Ancient commentators on Aristotle
Ancient commentators on Aristotle.
Subject Aristotle. De caelo.
Astronomy, Ancient.
Cosmology, Ancient.
Astronomy, Greek -- Early works to 1800.
Cosmology -- Early works to 1800.
Alt Name Mueller, Ian.
Description 1 online resource (vii, 223 pages) : illustrations
Note "First published in 2011 by Bristol Classical Press, an imprint of Bloomsbury Academic"--Title page verso.
Translated from the ancient Greek.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Note Print version record.
Summary "This is the first English translation of Simplicius "responses to Philoponus" Against Aristotle on the Eternity of the World. The commentary is published in two volumes: Ian Mueller's previous book in the series, Simplicius: On Aristotle On the Heavens 1.2-3, and this book on 1.3-4. Philoponus, the Christian, had argued that Aristotle' arguments do not succeed. For all they show to the contrary, Christianity may be right that the heavens were brought into existence by the only divine being and one moment in time, and will cease to exist at some future moment. Simplicius upholds the pagan view that the heavens are eternal and divine, and argues that their eternity is shown by their astronomical movements coupled with certain principles of Aristotle. Until the launch of this series, the 15,000 volumes of the ancient Greek commentators on Aristotle constituted the largest corpus of Greek philosophical writings which had not been translated into English or other European languages. There are now over 100 volumes in the series."--Bloomsbury Publishing.
Contents Abbreviations -- Introduction -- Translation of the text commented on (On the Heavens 1.3, 270a12-4); outline of the commentary -- Translation of the commentary -- Notes -- Appendix 1. The 'fragments' of Philoponus, Against Aristotle -- Appendix 2. The 'fragments' of Alexander's commentary on De Caelo -- Appendix 3. On the purity of the elements -- Appendix 4. The signs of the zodiac -- Bibliography -- Textual Questions -- English-Greek Glossary -- Greek-English Index -- Index of Passages -- (a) Passages quoted by Simplicius -- (b) Early texts cited in the notes -- Index of Names -- (a) Names mentioned by Simplicius -- Scholars cited in the Introduction and Notes to the -- Translation -- Subject Index
ISBN 1472501705 (electronic bk.)
9781472501707 (electronic bk.)
9780715640630 (hbk.)
0715640631 (hbk.)
OCLC # 875239301
Additional Format Print version: 9780715640630 0715640631