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Aristotle, commentators on
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Literary genre dedicated to the interpretation of the works of Aristotle [6]. Where Aristotle’s intention is clear, the commentator usually confines himself to an explanatory role, supporting the original text. Where Aristotle’s text is ambiguous or incomplete, the commentator goes beyond mere explanation, providing additional points of clarification or interpretation, thereby displaying his own abilities for constructive thought.

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Lohr, Charles, “Aristotle, commentators on”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts, English edition by Tine Jerke and Volker Dallman (2009). Original German-language edition: Geschichte der antiken Texte: Autoren- und Werklexikon. Herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester in Verbindung mit Brigitte Egger. Serie: Der Neue Pauly – Supplemente, 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, Band 2. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2007). Consulted online on 14 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps2_COM_0034>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831



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