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Todd, Robert B.

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Works: 72 works in 188 publications in 5 languages and 3,954 library holdings
Genres: Biography‡vDictionaries  Dictionaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Editor, Translator
Classifications: QB21, 520
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Cleomedes' lectures on astronomy a translation of The heavens by Cleomedes ( )
13 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is a clear and idiomatic English translation of 'The Heavens', along with an informative introduction, detailed notes and technical diagrams
On Aristotle's On the soul by Themistius ( Book )
15 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 404 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
Cleomedis Caelestia (Meteò„ra) by Cleomedes ( Book )
11 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Caelestia (Bibliotheca scriptorum Graecorum et Romanorum Teubneriana)
Two Greek Aristotelian commentators on the intellect : the De intellectu attributed to Alexander of Aphrodisias, and Themistius' Paraphrase of Aristotle De anima, 3.4-8 by Alexander ( Book )
10 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alexander of Aphrodisias on stoic physics : a study of the De mixtione with preliminary essays, text, translation and commentary by Robert B Todd ( Book )
10 editions published in 1976 in 3 languages and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On Aristotle Physics 5-8 by Themistius ( )
9 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 248 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
On Aristotle's "Physics 4" by Themistius ( )
14 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The dictionary of British classicists ( Book )
5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On Aristotle Physics 1-3 by Themistius ( Book )
9 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 117 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
Themistius by Themistius ( )
3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Themistius' treatment of Books 1-3 of Aristotle's Physics presents central features of Aristotle's thought about principles, causation, change and infinity. The tradition of synthesising and epitomising exegesis is here raised to a new level by the innovative method of paraphrase pioneered by Themistius. Taking a selective, but telling, account of the earlier Peripatetic and Presocratic tradition, Themistius creates a framework that can still be profitably used in the study of Aristotle. This volume contains the first English translation of Themistius' commentary, accompanied by a detailed int
Themistius by Robert B Todd ( )
3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Themistius ran his 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' parap
Collected works of Richard Claverhouse Jebb by R. C Jebb ( Book )
5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dictionary of British classicists ( Book )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Life and letters of Sir Richard Claverhouse Jebb by Caroline Jebb ( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
G - N ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A - F by Duncan B Blair ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
O - Z ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Homer Armstrong Thompson (1906-2000) & the University of British Columbia : a memorial tribute by Robert B Todd ( Book )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Caelestia = Meteora by Cleomedes ( Book )
1 edition published in 1990 in Latin and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The dictionary of British classicists ( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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