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People - Ancient Greece: Andronicus Rhodius
Ancient Greek philosopher from Rhodes.

Andron īcus in Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities A peripatetic philosopher, a native of Rhodes, who flourished about B.C. 80. He arranged and published the writings of Aristotle, which had been brought to Rome with the library of Apellicon. He commented on many parts of these writings; but no portion of his works has reached us, for the treatise Περὶ Παθῶν, and the Paraphrase of the Nicomachean ethics, which have been published under his name, are the productions of another. The treatise Περὶ Παθῶν was published by Hösschel in 1593, and was afterwards printed conjointly with the Paraphrase in 1617, 1679, and 1809. The Paraphrase was published by Heinsius in 1607, at Leyden, as an anonymous work (Incerti Auctoris Paraphrasis, etc.), and afterwards under the name of Andronicus of Rhodes, by the same scholar, in 1617, with the treatise Περὶ Παθῶν added to it. See the dissertations by Littig, Andronikos von Rhodos (1891) and by Rösener (1893).

Andronicus of Rhodes in Wikipedia Andronicus of Rhodes (fl. c. 60 BC) was a Greek philosopher from Rhodes who was also the eleventh scholarch of the Peripatetic school.[1] He was at the head of the Peripatetic school at Rome, about 58 BC, and was the teacher of Boethus of Sidon, with whom Strabo studied.[2] We know little more of the life of Andronicus, but he is of special interest in the history of philosophy, from the statement of Plutarch,[3] that he published a new edition of the works of Aristotle and Theophrastus, which formerly belonged to the library of Apellicon, and were brought to Rome by Sulla with the rest of Apellicon's library in 84 BC. Tyrannion commenced this task, but apparently did not do much towards it.[4] The arrangement which Andronicus made of Aristotle's writings seems to be the one which forms the basis of our present editions and we are probably indebted to him for the preservation of a large number of Aristotle's works. Andronicus wrote a work upon Aristotle, the fifth book of which contained a complete list of the philosopher's writings, and he also wrote commentaries upon the Physics, Ethics, and Categories. None of these works is extant. Two treatises are sometimes erroneously attributed to him, one On Emotions, the other a commentary on Aristotle's Ethics (really by Constantine Palaeocapa in the 16th century, or by John Callistus of Thessalonica).

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