We are pleased to announce the publication of a new volume connected to the series. Richard McKirahan has produced a guide to the vocabulary of the ancient commentators based on indexes from the series' volumes. Here's Bloomsbury's description:
An astounding project of analysis on more than one hundred translations of ancient philosophical texts, this index of words found in the Ancient Commentators on Aristotle series comprises some 114,000 entries. It forms in effect a unique dictionary of philosophical terms from the post-Hellenistic period through to late antiquity and will be an essential reference tool for any scholar working on the meaning of these ancient texts. As traditional dictionaries have usually neglected to include translation examples from philosophical texts of this period, scholars interested in how meanings of words vary across time and author have been ill served. This index fills a huge gap, therefore, in the lexical analysis of ancient Greek and has application well beyond the reading of ancient philosophical commentaries.
Bringing together the full indexes from 110 of the volumes published in Bloomsbury's Ancient Commentators on Aristotle series, McKirahan has combined each word entry and analysed how many times particular translations occur. He presents his findings numerically so that each meaning in turn has a note as to the number of times it is used. For meanings that are found between one and four times the volume details are also given so that readers may quickly and easily look up the texts themselves.
Further details here.
Some recent reviews in Classical Review:
We are pleased to announce three new volumes for 2019.
The first, dated 2019, but physically appeared at the end of 2018, is:
The second and third are currently in press and will be out later this year:
We are pleased to announce that our two latest volumes in the series are now published.
Aristotle Re-Interpreted has been reviewed at BMCR:
"... building on the extraordinary achievements of the Ancient Commentators on Aristotle project, AR is a valuable collection of groundbreaking studies, which, together with AT, constitutes a must-read for any scholar and student of philosophy and Classics"
Read the full review at www.bmcreview.org/2017/12/20171234.html
The bibliography of work on the Ancient Commentators has now been updated and includes material up to 2016. It is available here, alongside two earlier bibliographies. We hope that between them they give fairly full coverage of the scholarly literature.
We also have a new bibliographical guide to the commentary tradition in Greek, Syriac, and Arabic philosophy, arranged chronologically from Andronicus to Averroes (available on the same page).
We welcome any corrections, additions, reports of typos, and so on, which can be sent to email@example.com.