Professor Richard Sorabji 


Ancient commentators on Aristotle

94 vols ed. by mid-2011 of Ancient Commentators on Aristotle, including writing of introductions for about half, six of them longer essays. Duckworth and Cornell University, first volume 1987, Bristol University Press and Bloomsbury from 2011, with an on-line edition projected. 

Translations edited since 1987


1. Philoponus, Against Aristotle on the Eternity of the World, tr. C. Wildberg (Berlin), 1987.

2.  Alexander, On Aristotle Metaphysics 1, tr. W. Dooley (Wisconsin), 1989.

3.  Simplicius, On Aristotle Physics 6, tr. D. Konstan (Brown), 1989.

4.  Alexander, Ethical Problems, tr. R. W. Sharples (University College London), 1990. 

5.  Dexippus, On Aristotle Categories, tr. J. Dillon (Trinity College Dublin), 1990. 

6.  Philoponus, Corollaries on Place and Void, tr. D. Furley (Princeton), with Simplicius, Against Philoponus On the Eternity of the World (Fragments), tr. C. Wildberg (Berlin), 1991. 

7.  Ammonius,On Aristotle Categories, tr. G. Matthews (University of Massachusetts, Amherst) and M. Cohen (University of Washington), 1991. 

8. Philoponus,On Aristotle On the Intellect, tr. W. Charlton (Edinburgh) with F. Bossier 
(Antwerp), 1991.

9.  Alexander,On Aristotle Prior Analytics, Part 1, tr. J. Barnes, S. Bobzien, K. Flannery (all formerly Oxford), K. Ierodiakonou (King's College London), 1991. 

10. Alexander, On Aristotle Metaphysics 2, tr. W. Dooley (Wisconsin) with Alexander, On Aristotle Metaphysics 3, tr. A. Madigan (Boston College), 1992.

11. Simplicius, Corollaries on Time and Place, tr. J. O. Urmson (Emeritus Oxford) with L. Siorvanes (King's College London), 1992.

12. Alexander,Quaestiones 1-2.15, tr. R. W. Sharples (University College London), 1992.

13. Porphyry, On Aristotle Categories, tr. S. Strange (Emory), 1992. 

14. Simplicius, On Aristotle Physics 4.1-5 and 10-14, tr. J. O. Urmson (Emeritus, Oxford), 1992. 

15. Alexander, On Aristotle Metaphysics 5, tr. W. Dooley (Wisconsin), 1993. 

16.Alexander, On Aristotle Metaphysics 4, tr. A. Madigan (Boston College), 1993.

17. Philoponus, On Aristotle Physics 2, tr. A. R. Lacey (King's College London), 1993. 

18. Philoponus, On Aristotle Physics 5-8 (Arabic Fragments), tr. P. Lettinck (Amsterdam), 1993/4. 

19. Simplicius, On Aristotle Physics 7, tr. C. Hagen (California State), 1994. 

20. Philoponus, On Aristotle Physics 3, tr. M. Edwards (Oxford), 1994. 

21. Alexander, Quaestiones 2.16-3.15, tr. R. W. Sharples (University College London), 1994. 

22. Simplicius, On Aristotle On the Soul 1-2.5, tr. J. O. Urmson (Emeritus, Oxford), annotated by P. Lautner (Budapest), 1995. 

23. Ammonius, On Aristotle's On Interpretation 1-8, tr. D. Blank (UCLA), 1996. 

24. Alexander, On Aristotle's Meteorology 4, tr. E. Lewis (McGill), 1996. 

25. Themistius, Paraphrase of Aristotle on the Soul, tr. R. B. Todd (UBC), 1996. 

26.Simplicius, On Aristotle Physics 2, tr. B. Fleet (Cambridge) 1997. 

27. Simplicius, On Aristotle Physics 5, tr. J. O. Urmson, (Oxford) 1997. 

28. 'Simplicius', On Aristotle On the Soul 2.5-2.12, tr. C. Steel (Leiden), with Priscian On Theophrastus on Sense Perception, tr. P. Huby (Liverpool) 1997.

29. Ammonius, On Aristotle On Interpretation 9, tr. D. Blank (UCLA), with Boethius On Aristotle On Interpretation 9, tr. N. Kretzmann (Cornell), 1998. 

30. Alexander, On Aristotle Prior Analytics 1.8-13 with 1.17, tr. I. Mueller (Chicago) with J. Gould (SUNY), 1999. 

31. Alexander, On Aristotle Prior Analytics 1.14-22, tr. I. Mueller (Chicago) with J. Gould (SUNY), 1999. 

32. Philoponus, On Aristotle On Coming-to-be and Perishing 1.1-5, tr. C. J. F. Williams (Bristol), 1999.

33. Philoponus, On Aristotle On Coming-to-be and Perishing 1.6-2.4, tr. C. J. F. Williams (Bristol), 2000. 

34. 'Philoponus', On Aristotle On the Soul 3.1-8, tr. W. Charlton (formerly Edinburgh), 2000. 

35. 'Philoponus', On Aristotle On the Soul 3.9-13 with Stephanus On Aristotle On Interpretation, tr. W. Charlton (formerly Edinburgh), 2000. 

36.'Simplicius', On Aristotle On the Soul 3.1-5, tr. H. Blumenthal (Liverpool), 2000. 

37. Porphyry, On Abstinence from Killing Animals, tr. G. Clark (Liverpool), 2000. 

38. Alexander, On Aristotle On Sense Perception, tr. A. Towey (London resident), 2000. 

39. Simplicius, On Aristotle Categories 9-15, tr. R. Gaskin (Sussex), 2000. 

40. Alexander, On Aristotle Topics 1, tr. J. M. Van Ophuijsen (Utrecht), 2000. 

41. Simplicius,
On Aristotle's Categories 5-6, tr. F. de Haas (Nijmegen), B. Fleet (Cambridge resident), 2001. 

42. Simplicius, On Aristotle Physics 8,6-10, tr. R. McKirahan (Pomona), 2001. 

43. Aspasius, Michael of Ephesus, Anonymous, On Aristotle On Friendship, tr. D. Konstan (Brown), 2001. 

44.Simplicius, On Aristotle Physics 3, tr. J. O. Urmson (emeritus Oxford), notes by P. Lautner (Budapest), 2001. 

45. Simplicius, On Epictetus' Handbook 1-25, tr. T. Brennan (Yale), C. Brittain (Cornell), 2002. 

46. Simplicius, On Epictetus' Handbook 26-53, tr. T. Brennan (Yale), C. Brittain (Cornell), 2002. 

47.Simplicius, On On the Heavens 1.1-4, tr. R. J. Hankinson (Austin Texas), 2002. 

48. Simplicius, On Aristotle's Categories 7-8, tr. B. Fleet (Cambridge resident), 2002. 

49.Proclus, On the Existence of Evils, tr. J. Opsomer (Cologne), C. Steel (Leuven), 2003.

50. Themistius, On Aristotle Physics 4, tr. R. B. Todd (UBC), 2003. 

51. Simplicius,On Aristotle Categories 1-4, tr. M. Chase, 2003. 

52. Alexander, Supplement to On the Soul, tr. R. W. Sharples (University College London), 2004.

53.Simplicius, On Aristotle On the Heavens 1.5-9, tr. R. J. Hankinson (Austin, Texas), 2004.

54. Simplicius, On Aristotle On the Heavens 2.1-9, tr. I Mueller (Chicago), 2004. 

55. Simplicius, On Aristotle On the Heavens 2.10-14, tr. I Mueller (Chicago), 2005. 

56. Philoponus, On Aristotle On the Soul 2.1-6, tr. W. Charlton (formerly Edinburgh), 2005. 

57. Philoponus, On Aristotle On the Soul 2.7-12, tr. W. Charlton (formerly Edinburgh), 2005. 

58. Philoponus, Against Proclus on the Eternity of the World1-5, tr. M. Share, 2005.

59. Philoponus, Against Proclus on the Eternity of the World 6-8, tr. M. Share, 2005.

60. Philoponus, On Aristotle On Coming-to-Be and Perishing 2.5-11, tr. I. Kupreeva (Edinburgh), 2005.

61.Philoponus, On Aristotle On the Soul 1.1-2, tr. P. van der Eijk (Newcastle), 2005. 

62. Alexander, On Aristotle On Coming-to-Be and Perishing 2.2-5, tr. from Arabic, E. Gannagé, 2005.

63. Philoponus, On Aristotle Physics 1.1-3, tr. C. Osborne (UEA), 2006.

64.Alexander, On Aristotle Prior Analytics 1.23-31, tr. I Mueller (Chicago), 2006.

65.Alexander, On Aristotle Prior Analytics 1.32-46, tr. I Mueller (Chicago), 2006.

66. Simplicius, On Aristotle On the Heavens 1.10-12, tr. R. J. Hankinson (Texas), 2006. 

67. Philoponus, On Aristotle On the Soul 1.3-5, tr. P. van der Eijk (Newcastle), 2006. 

68. Philoponus, Against Proclus on the Eternity of the World 12-18, tr. J. Wilberding (Williams), 2006.

69. Aspasius, On Aristotle Nicomachean Ethics, tr. D. Konstan (Brown), 2006. 

70. Syrianus, On Aristotle Metaphysics 13-14, tr. J. Dillon (Trinity, Dublin) and D. O'Meara (Fribourg), 2006.

71. Proclus,On Providence, tr. Carlos Steel (Leuven) 2007.

72.  Proclus, On Plato’s Cratylus, tr B. Duvick (Colorado Springs), guest editor Harold Tarrant (Newcaste, Australia) 2007.

73. Philoponus, On Aristotle Posterior Analytics 1.1-8, tr. Richard McKirahan (Pomona) 2008.

74. Syrianus, On Aristotle Metaphysics 3-4, tr. D O’Meara (Fribourg) 2008.

75. Themistius, On Aristotle’s Physics 5-8, tr. Robert Todd (UBC retired) 2008.

76. Philoponus, On Aristotle’s Physics 1.4-9, tr. Catherine Osborne  (UEA) 2009.

77.Philoponus, On Aristotle Posterior Analytics 2, tr. O. Goldin, 2009.

78. Simplicius, On Aristotle On the Heavens 3.1-6, tr. I. Mueller

79. Simplicius, On Aristotle On the Heavens 3.7-4.6, tr. I. Mueller

80. Philoponus, Against Proclus on the Eternity of the World 9-11, tr. M. Share

81. Boethius, On Aristotle On Interpretation Books 1-3, Translated by A. Smith

82 . Boethius,On Aristotle On Interpretation Books 4-6, Translated by A. Smith

83. Simplicius, On the Heavens 1.2-3, Translated by I. Mueller

84. Porphyry, To Gaurus on How Embryos are Ensouled, and On What is Up to Us, Translated by J. Wilberding

85. Philoponus, On Aristotle Meteorology 1.1-3, Translated by L. G. Westerink and I. Kupreeva

86. Themistius, On Aristotle Physics1-3, Translated by R. B. Todd

87. Simplicius, On the Heavens 1.3-4, Translated by I. Mueller

88. Philoponus, On Aristotle On Physics 4.10-14, Translated by S. Broadie

89. Philoponus, On Aristotle’s Meteorology 4-9 and 12, Tr. Inna Kupreeva

90. Philoponus,On Aristotle’s Posterior Analytics 1. 9-18, tr. Richard McKirahan

91.  Alexander, On the Soul, vol. 1, tr. Victor Caston

To be sent to press by mid-2011

92. Philoponus, On Aristotle’ s Posterior Analytics 1.18-34, tr. Owen Goldin and Marije Martijn.

93. Proclus, Ten questions on Providence, tr. Carlos Steel and Jan Opsomer.

94. Simplicius, On Aristotle’s Physics 1. 5-9, tr. Han Baltussen, Ian Mueller, Michael Chase, Michael Share 

Introductions to translations since 1987

Short introductions to about half of the volumes of translation from 1987 to the present.             
Six longer introductory essays:


  1. ‘Boethius, Ammonius and their different Greek backgrounds, 1998.
  2. 'The three deterministic arguments opposed by Ammonius’, 1998.
  3. ‘The commentaries on Aristotle’s Categories, 2000-1.
  4. Introduction to Simplicius On Aristotle’s Physics 1.5-9, 2011.
  5. An introduction to the commentators in the first volume, 1987, has been reprinted as an appendix     to many of the other volumes. (Excerpts reprinted in William E Mann, Augustine’s Confessions: Critical Essays).
  6. Introduction to Philoponus’ Gazan predecessors: Aeneas Theophrastus, Zacharias, Ammonius,        Procopius on Genesis, forthcoming 2012/3.




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