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Rutgers University Studies in Classical Humanities


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ADVISORY BOARD:

Han Baltussen, University of Adelaide, Australia

William Fortenbaugh, Rutgers University, USA (emeritus)

Stephen A. White, University of Texas at Austin, USA

 

This series, often referred to by the acronym RUSCH, grew out of Project Theophrastus, an international undertaking, whose purpose has been to collect, edit and comment on the surviving works and fragments of Theophrastus of Eresus, Aristotle’s pupil and successor as head of the Peripatetic School. To foster this endeavor a series of conferences were established that focused on subjects relevant to Theophrastus. The proceedings of these conferences were deemed worthwhile in their own right and under the direction of Professor William Fortenbaugh were published as volumes of RUSCH. Initially the volumes were closely related to work on Theophrastus, but in time the focus widened to included Theophrastus’ colleagues and successors in the Peripatos. Currently the volumes collect and edit the relevant texts, offer an English translation, and provide discussion of important issues. They contribute to our knowledge of philosophic developments within the Hellenistic Period, when the Academy and the Peripatos, the school of Aristotle, were challenged by the founding of new schools including the Stoics and the Epicureans.

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Cicero's Knowledge of the Peripatos

Cicero's Knowledge of the Peripatos

1st Edition

Edited By William Fortenbaugh, Peter Steinmetz
December 18, 2020

Cicero is best known for his political speeches. His Catilinarian orations are regularly studied in third or fourth year Latin; his self-proclaimed role as savior of the Republic is much discussed in courses on Roman history. But, however fascinating such material may be, there is another side to ...

The Passionate Intellect Essays on the Transformation of Classical Traditions presented to Professor I.G. Kidd

The Passionate Intellect: Essays on the Transformation of Classical Traditions presented to Professor I.G. Kidd

1st Edition

Edited By Lewis Ayres
December 18, 2020

Ian Kidd, of the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, has long been known as a world-class scholar of ancient philosophy and of Posidonius, in particular. Through his long struggle with the fragments of Posidonius, Kidd has done more than any other scholar of ancient philosophy to dispel the myth ...

Lyco of Troas and Hieronymus of Rhodes Text, Translation, and Discussion

Lyco of Troas and Hieronymus of Rhodes: Text, Translation, and Discussion

1st Edition

Edited By Stephen White, William Fortenbaugh
March 31, 2004

Volume 12 in the RUSCH series continues work already begun on the School of Aristotle. It focuses on two Peripatetic philosophers who lived in the third century BCE, when Stoicism and Epicureanism flourished. Lyco of Troas was the third head of the Peripatos after Aristotle. Hieronymus of Rhodes ...

Theophrastus Reappraising the Sources

Theophrastus: Reappraising the Sources

1st Edition

Edited By Johannes M. van Ophuijsen, Marlein van Raalte
May 07, 2019

Theophrastus was Aristotle's pupil and second head of the Peripatetic School. Apart from two botanical works, a collection of character sketches, and several scientific opuscula, his works survive only through quotations and reports in secondary sources. Recently these quotations and reports have ...

Theophrastus His Psychological, Doxographical, and Scientific Writings

Theophrastus: His Psychological, Doxographical, and Scientific Writings

1st Edition

Edited By William W. Fortenbaugh, Dimitri Gutas
April 16, 2018

Theophrastus of Eresus was Aristotle's pupil and successor as head of the Peripatetic School. He is best known as the author of the amusing Characters and two ground-breaking works in botany, but his writings extend over the entire range of Hellenistic philosophic studies. Volume 5 of Rutgers ...

Demetrius of Phalerum Text, Translation and Discussion

Demetrius of Phalerum: Text, Translation and Discussion

1st Edition

Edited By William W. Fortenbaugh, Eckart Schütrumpf
February 05, 2018

Demetrius of Phalerum (c. 355-280BCE) of Phalerum was a philosopher-statesman. He studied in the Peripatos under Theophrastus and subsequently used his political influence to help his teacher acquire property for the Peripatetic school. As overseer of Athens, his governance was characterized by a ...

Dicaearchus of Messana Text, Translation and Discussion

Dicaearchus of Messana: Text, Translation and Discussion

1st Edition

Edited By William W. Fortenbaugh, Eckart Schütrumpf
February 06, 2018

Dicaearchus of Messana (fl. c. 320 b.c.) was a peripatetic philosopher. Like Theophrastus of Eresus, he was a pupil of Aristotle. Dicaearchus's life is not well documented. There is no biography by Diogenes Laertius, and what the Suda offers is meager. However, it can be ascertained that a close ...

Eudemus of Rhodes

Eudemus of Rhodes

1st Edition

By István Bodnár, William Fortenbaugh
February 05, 2018

Eudemus of Rhodes was a pupil of Aristotle in the second half of the fourth century BCE. When Aristotle died, having chosen Theophrastus as his successor, Eudemus returned to Rhodes where it appears he founded his own school. His contributions to logic were significant: he took issue with Aristotle...

Heraclides of Pontus Text and Translation

Heraclides of Pontus: Text and Translation

1st Edition

Edited By Eckart Schutrumpf
February 05, 2018

Heraclides of Pontus hailed from the shores of the Black Sea. He studied with Aristotle in Plato's Academy, and became a respected member of that school. During Plato's third trip to Sicily, Heraclides served as head of the Academy and was almost elected its head on the death of Speusippus. His ...

Heraclides of Pontus Discussion

Heraclides of Pontus: Discussion

1st Edition

Edited By William W. Fortenbaugh, Elizabeth Pender
October 06, 2017

Heraclides of Pontus hailed from the shores of the Black Sea. He studied with Aristotle in Plato's Academy, and became a respected member of that school. During Plato's third trip to Sicily, Heraclides served as head of the Academy and was almost elected its head on the death of ...

Strato of Lampsacus Text, Translation and Discussion

Strato of Lampsacus: Text, Translation and Discussion

1st Edition

Edited By Marie-Laurence Desclos, William Fortenbaugh
September 28, 2017

Volume 16 of Transaction's acclaimed Rutgers University Studies in Classical Humanities series, continues the work of Project Theophrastus on the School of Aristotle. The subject of this volume is Strato of Lampsacus in Mysia on the Hellespont. Strato was the third head of the Peripatetic School ...

Arius Didymus on Peripatetic Ethics, Household Management, and Politics Text, Translation, and Discussion

Arius Didymus on Peripatetic Ethics, Household Management, and Politics: Text, Translation, and Discussion

1st Edition

Edited By William W Fortenbaugh
September 13, 2017

This volume features a unique epitome (original summation) of Aristotelian practical philosophy. It is often attributed to Arius Didymus who composed a survey of Peripatetic thought on three closely related areas: ethics, household management, and politics. The quality of the epitome, which draws ...

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