Aristotle: De Caelo

Scope and Content

Copy of De Caelo, commentary, written in three hands, 168 folios: (fo. 2) 'Hypomnema synoptikon kai Zetema eis ten peri Ouranou Pragmateian'; (fo. 90) 'Hypomnemata kai Zetemata eis to tou Aristotelous peri Geneseos kai Phthoras'. There is a change of hand on fos 52r and 52v. At fo. 1v: 'Kai tode pros tois allois demetriou ioannou tou ex ioanninon'.

Administrative / Biographical History

Aristotle (384-322 BC) was born at Stagirus, Macedonia. He joined the academy at Athens, where he attended the lectures of Plato, and later lectured there himself, principally on rhetoric. He attended the court of Hermias, ruler of Atarneus and Assos in Mysia, then the court of Macedonia, before returning to Athens, where he set up a school at Lyceum, and devoted himself to teaching and composing treatises of philosophy. With the growth of anti-Macedonian feeling in Athens Aristotle retired to Chalcis, where he died in 322 BC.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

Purchased 1915.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

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