Aristotle: New Light on His Life and On Some of His Lost Works, Volume 1
Some Novel Interpretations of the Man and His Life
Originally published in 1973. The predominantly historical approach in this book heralds a belief that a better understanding of Aristotle the man, and the salient events of his life, leads to a greater insight into his work as a philosopher. This, the first of two volumes, presents interpretations of Aristotle’s life, widely interesting to any Aristotle scholars.
Table of Contents
Preface. Introduction 1. A Brief Account of the (Lost) Vita Aristotelis of Hermippus and of the (Lost) Vita Aristotelis of Ptolemy (-el-Garib) 2. The Vita Aristotelis of Dionysius of Helicarnassus 3. An Analysis of the Vita Aristotelis of Diogenes Laertius 4. A Summary of the Syriac and Arabic Vitae Aristotelis 5. The Genealogy and Family of Aristotle 6. Aristotle and Callisthenes of Olynthus 7. Aristotle Enters the Academy 8. Aristotle’s Earliest ‘Course of Lectures on Rhetoric’ 9. Aristotle Leaves the Academy 10. Was Aristotle Actually the Chief Preceptor of Alexander the Great? 11. Aristotle’s Return to Athens in the Year 335-34 BC 12. Aristotle’s Flight from Athens in the Year 323 BC 13. Aristotle, Athens and the Foreign Policy of Macedonia 14. The Myth of Aristotle’s Suicide 15. Aristotle’s Last Will and Testament 16. Aristotle’s Religious Convictions 17. Aristotle’s ‘Self-Portrayal’. Conclusion. Notes. Index of Ancient Authors and Sources. Index of Modern Authors
Anton-Hermann Chroust was Professor of Law, Philosophy, and History at the University of Notre Dame, USA