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Habent sua fata libelli: Aristotle's Categories in the first century BC

Sharples, R.; (2008) Habent sua fata libelli: Aristotle's Categories in the first century BC. Acta Antiqua Academiae Scientarum Hungaricae , 48 (1-2) pp. 273-287. Green open access

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Abstract

A re-examination of the question why, in the revival of interest, in the first century BC in Aristotle’s esoteric works, as opposed to his doctrines, the work Categories played so large a part. The answers suggested are that the work aroused interest just because it did not easily fit into the standard Hellenistic divisions of philosophy and their usual agendas, and that, more than Aristotle’s other works with the possible exception of the Metaphysics , it revealed aspects of Aristotle’s thought that had become unfamiliar during the Hellenistic period.

Type:Article
Title:Habent sua fata libelli: Aristotle's Categories in the first century BC
Open access status:An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version:http://www.akademiai.com/content/92uvh2827x056176/
Language:English
Additional information:Published by Akadémiai Kiadó
UCL classification:UCL > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Greek and Latin

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