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Commentaries on Aristotle and their transmission through Late Antiquity, the Middle Ages and the Renaissance

Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures, Hamburg
26 - 28 October 2017


Organised by Institut für Griechische und Lateinische Philologie and Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures Hamburg with the support of the Karl und Gertrud Abel-Stiftung.

For many centuries from Late Antiquity into the Renaissance, interaction with the works of Aristotle was a mainstay of European philosophy. Most pronounced in the Greek and Byzantine world, where the numerous philosophers and commentators from Alexander of Aphrodisias to Pachymeres and Metochites, interest in Aristotle as well as in his commentators extended into the west and even to Al-Andaluz. This conference focuses mostly on the Graeco-Byzantine tradition of commentary on Aristotle, examining not only its development and manuscript tradition, but also the specific forms of reception, adaption and development of Aristotelean thought and the common philosophical heritage through the centuries and throughout therious centres of learning of European manuscript cultures.

Programme and Abtracts

Download the conference programme (preliminary version, 2017-10-20)


The conference will be held at the Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures, Warburgstraße 26, Hamburg, Germany. How to find us


Participation is free of charge and vistors are welcome. Please register below.
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Thursday, 26 October
Friday, 27 October
Saturday, 28 October

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