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Aristotle:
His Life and School
Carlo Natali
Edited by D. S. Hutchinson

Book Description | Reviews
Introduction [in PDF format]

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Preface (2013) - p. vii
Introduction (1990) - p. 1

Chapter One - The Biography of Aristotle: Facts, Hypotheses, Conjectures - p. 5

  • 1. Many Facts, Not All of Equal Interest - p. 5
  • 2. Stagira - p. 6
  • 3. A Family of Notables - p. 8
  • 4. A Provincial Pupil - p. 17
  • 5. A Sudden Interruption - p. 31
  • 6. At the Courts of Princes and Kings - p. 32
  • 6.1. Atarneus - p. 32
  • 6.2. Macedonia - p. 42
  • 7. The Adventure of Callisthenes - p. 52
  • 8. Athens Revisited - p. 55
  • 9. Trial and Flight - p. 60
  • 10. From Traditional Customs, a New Model - p. 64

Chapter Two - Institutional Aspects of the School of Aristotle - p. 72

  • 1. The Three Conditions of the Theoretical Life in Aristotle - p. 72
  • 2. The Organization of Theoria: The Nature and Organization of the Philosophical Schools - p. 77
  • 3. The Organization of Theoria: Philosophical Schools and Permanent Institutions - p. 83
  • 4. Subsequent Events - p. 90

Chapter Three - Internal Organization of the School of Aristotle - p. 96

  • 1. The Collections of Books - p. 96
  • 2. Methods of Gathering and Interpreting Information - p. 104
  • 3. Teaching Supports and Instruments of Research - p. 113
  • 4. Teaching While Strolling - p. 117

Chapter Four - Studies of Aristotle's Biography from Zeller to the Present Day - p. 120

  • 1. Sources of Aristotle's Biography - p. 120
  • 1.1. Texts of Aristotle - p. 120
  • 1.2. Official Documents - p. 124
  • 1.3. Ancient Biographies of Aristotle - p. 125
  • 1.4. The Testimonia of Ancient Authors - p. 130
  • 2. Images of Aristotle from the Nineteenth Century to the Present - p. 135

Postscript (2012) - p. 145
Notes to: ch. 1 - p. 153; ch. 2 - p. 170; ch. 3 - p. 175; ch. 4 - p. 177
Index of Sources - p. 181
i) epigraphy - p. 181; ii) papyri - p. 181; iii) ancient authors -p. 181; iv) ancient biographies of Aristotle - p. 193; v) modern collections of evidence - p. 194
Bibliographical Index - p. 196
Index of Persons and Places - p. 211

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