Andronikou Rhodiou Peripat tikou philosophou Paraphrasis t n thikh n Nikomachei n. = Andronici Rhodii Ethicorum Nichomacheorum paraphrasis. Cum interpretatione Danielis Heinsii, cui subjungitur ejusdem libellus Peri path n, id est, De animi affectionibus
Andronicus Rhodius, attributed author.

Cambridge: Printed by John Hayes for John Creed, 1679. First edition of Heinsius’ translation of this Greek paraphrase into Latin to be published in England. Title-page in black and red. Printed in Greek and roman types, text in two columns. Complete with the errata leaf. Title-page slightly soiled. Otherwise a very good copy. Modern boards, edges stained red. Octavo. [16], 530, [28] pp. (Item ID: 14750)


Andronicus of Rhodes (ca. 70 B.C.) was the eleventh scholarch of the Peripatetic school. His chief work was the arrangement of the works of Aristotle and Theophrastus, founders of the school, but he also wrote numerous paraphrases and commentaries, none of which is extant. This is one of two treatises existing that have been erroneously attributed to him. The Encyclopedia Britannica (13th edition) suggests that the present work may have actually been composed by Constantine Paleocappa in the sixteenth century, or by John Callistus of Thessalonica (Vol. I, p. 976). Riley states that the work has been attributed to Andronicus Callistus (the same as John?) and to Heliodorus of Prusa. There seems to be no way of establishing authorship with any certainty. The Latin translation is by Daniel Heinsius (1580-1655), one of the most famous scholars of the Dutch Renaissance. He edited the works of many classical authors, including Aristotle. Besides the Greek paraphrase of Aristotle’s Ethics with Heinsius’ translation, this volume contains a short work in Greek only, De Anima Affectionibus, attributed to Andronicus Rhodius also.

Wing A-3688. Riley 256.

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