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date: 05 March 2021

Andronicuslocked

  • Robert Sharples

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Andronicus of Rhodes, Peripatetic philosopher, who recalled the attention of the school to the works of *Aristotle and *Theophrastus (see peripatetic school). With the assistance of the grammarian *Tyrannio (1) he arranged the works of both in an order whose influence can still be seen in modern editions. He wrote a treatise in at least five books on the order of Aristotle's works with discussion of their contents and authenticity, an account of his life, and a transcript of his will. The exact date of Andronicus' editorial work (between 70 and 20 bce) is debated, as is whether he became formal head of a Peripatetic school at Athens. He defined the soul as a power resulting from the mixture of the bodily elements, and located emotion in an irrational part of the soul. The work On the Emotions (ed. A. Glibert-Thirry (Gk. and Lat.), Corpus Latinum Commentariorum in Aristotelem Graecorum 7 vols.

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