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Themistius

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Works: 497 works in 1,077 publications in 12 languages and 7,185 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Commentaries  Paraphrases 
Roles: Commentator, Editor, Arranger
Classifications: PA4441.T5, 185
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On Aristotle's On the soul by Themistius ( Book )
14 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Themistius ran his own philosophical school in Constantinople in the middle of the fourth century A.D. His paraphrases of Aristotle's writings are unlike the elaborate commentaries produced by Alexander of Aphrodisias, or the later Neoplatonists Simplicius and Philoponus. His aim was to provide a clear and independent restatement of Aristotle's text which would be accessible as an elementary exegesis. But he also discusses important philosophical problems, reports and disagrees with other commentaries including the lost commentary of Porphyry, and offers interpretations of Plato. Themistius' paraphrase of Aristotle's On the Soul is his most important and influential work. It is also the first extant commentary on this work of Aristotle to survive from antiquity. A rival to that of Alexander of Aphrodisias, it represents one of the main interpretations of Aristotle's theory of the intellect, which was debated throughout the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. It continues to be an important text for the reconstruction of Aristotle's philosophical psychology today
Commentaire sur le traité De l'âme d'Aristote by Themistius ( Book )
23 editions published between 1957 and 1973 in 3 languages and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Commentaria in Aristotelem Graeca by Sophonias ( Book )
18 editions published between 1882 and 1981 in 5 languages and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Themistii Orationes quae supersunt by Themistius ( Book )
23 editions published between 1965 and 1974 in 5 languages and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On Aristotle's "Physics 4" by Themistius ( Book )
15 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An Arabic translation of Themistius Commentary on Aristoteles De anima by Themistius ( Book )
9 editions published in 1973 in 3 languages and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Themistii Paraphrases Aristotelis librorum quae supersunt by Themistius ( Book )
15 editions published in 1866 in 5 languages and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On Aristotle Physics 5-8 by Themistius ( Book )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Themistius' treatment of Books 5-8 of Aristotle's Physics shows this commentator's capacity to identify, isolate and discuss the core ideas in Aristotle's account of change, his theory of the continuum, and his doctrine of the unmoved mover. His paraphrase offered his ancient students, as it will now offer his modern readers, an opportunity to encounter central features of Aristotle's physical theory, synthesized and epitomized in a manner that has always marked Aristotelian exegesis but was raised to a new level by the innovative method of focused paraphrase pioneered by Themistius. By taking selective but telling account of the earlier Peripatetic tradition (notably Theophrastus and Alexander of Aphrodisias), this commentator creates a framework that can still be profitably used by Aristotelian scholars today."--BOOK JACKET
Staatsreden by Themistius ( Book )
6 editions published in 1998 in German and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Plaidoyer d'un Socratique contre le Phèdre de Platon: XXVIe, discours de Themistius by Themistius ( Book )
11 editions published in 1959 in 3 languages and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On Aristotle Physics 1-3 by Themistius ( Book )
7 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Themistius' paraphrase of Books 1-3 of Aristotle's Physics shows this fourth-century AD commentator offering a characteristically focused recreation of Aristotle's treatment of a variety of topics ranging from his fundamental account of the principles underlying natural change in Book 1 to a challenging general theory of change in the opening chapters of Book 3. In addressing Book 2 Themistius deals with the theory of nature and natural causation, an associated analysis of events that are indirectly caused by chance or coincidence, and the perennially engaging issue of teleology vs. necessitation in nature. Finally, he deals with the concept of the infinite that Aristotle pioneered in the second part of Book 3. While heavily influenced by the content of the commentary on the Physics by Alexander of Aphrodisias, Themistius offers a methodologically innovative reconstruction mostly expressed in Aristotle's voice, more expansive than the original but focused on essentials. He also offers a notable digression on the subsequently influential theory of prime matter. His paraphrase opens a window on the continuing role of Aristotle in philosophical education in late antiquity and is an instructive contrast to the more expansive commentaries of Simplicius and Philoponus who drew heavily on this predecessor. It can also still be profitably consulted by scholars on matters of detailed interpretation and by students as an introductory guide to a major treatise. Robert B. Todd has previously translated for this series Themistius on Aristotle On the Soul, and Themistius on Aristotle Physics 4 and Physics 5-8
Themistii Analyticorum posteriorum paraphrasis by Themistius ( Book )
16 editions published between 1890 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Themistii Orationes by Themistius ( Book )
13 editions published between 1832 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Themistii in Aristotelis Physica paraphrasis by Themistius ( Book )
13 editions published between 1890 and 1960 in Greek, Ancient and Latin and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Themistii quae fertur in Aristotelis Analyticorum priorum librum I paraphrasis by Themistius ( Book )
16 editions published between 1884 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Themistii In libros Aristotelis De caelo paraphrasis hebraice et latine by Themistius ( Book )
23 editions published between 1887 and 1999 in 5 languages and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Paraphrase de la métaphysique d'Aristote, livre Lambda by Themistius ( Book )
5 editions published in 1999 in French and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Themistii in libros Aristotelis De anima paraphrasis by Themistius ( Book )
12 editions published between 1890 and 1960 in Greek, Ancient and Latin and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Themistii (Sophoniae) in Parva naturalia commentarium by Themistius ( Book )
11 editions published between 1903 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shurūḥ ʻalā Arisṭū : mafqūdah fī al-Yūnānīyah, wa rasāʼil ukhrā by ʻAbd al-Raḥmān Badawī ( Book )
2 editions published in 1971 in Arabic and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Temistije
Temístio
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Themistius Constantinopolitanus, c. 317-c. 388
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