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127 Cf. pp. – supra. history of the text of the poetics The following examples provide evidence of the availability of Aristotle’s scholarly writings during the Hellenistic age: Aristophanes of Byzantium’s Epitome,128 Athenaeus, Aelian, and others,129 show that Aristotle’s zoological writings could be found in Alexandria and probably in other cities as well. 132 In the case of Chrysippus, the following examples should suffice. 134 On the other hand, 128 Aristophanes’ work on animals is extant only in a Byzantine summary made by Constantine Porphyrogenitus.
Still later descendants of Neleus, fearing that, 111 Cf. Nr. in Diogenes’ list: Πολιτικῆς ἀκροάσεως ὡς ἡ Θεοφράστου (sc. ἔκδοσις) α´ β´ γ´ δ´ ε´ ς´ ζ´ η´, probably our Politics. , p. , –. 113 In this section I adopt and expand on some of my remarks in Gnomon (), pp. – = (), pp. –. I hope to publish elsewhere a full analysis of these four texts and others related to the transmission of Aristotle’s works. 114 Cf. in Theophrastus’ will (Diogenes Laertius V, ): τὰ δὲ βιβλία πάντα Νηλεῖ.
Politics . , b–a; Eth. Nic. , b–a; Düring, p. (only; not p. ). 98 For example, in the Physics, Book VII, on which cf. Ross, Physics, pp. ff. In the case of the Metaphysics, Book Κ, chs. – (a–a) contain a shorter version (whether earlier or not) of what we find in books ΒΓΕ. Cf. note infra. 100 His writings are dense and complex; the originality of his thought and his development of a technical philosophical terminology make them very difficult even for scholars in the field.