This week we are sending two new volumes to press, both of which should be published around the end of this year. The volumes, 101st and 102nd in the series, are:
An annotated bibliographical guide to the Ancient Commentators on Aristotle is now available online via Oxford Bibliographies in Classics (requires subscription).
We have been looking forward to the publication of the Ancient Commentators on Aristotle series in paperback for a while and, according to Bloomsbury's website (e.g. here), they are officially published in paperback today. A quick glance at Amazon's website (e.g. here) suggests that a number of volumes in paperback are available and in stock.
The latest issue of Classical Review includes a review of Victor Caston's translation of Alexander of Aphrodisias, On the Soul, Part I, which is described as "a major contribution to the series as well as to studies on Alexander" and "a valuable work that cannot but be praised". Read the full review here.
In the latest issue of the TLS David Sedley describes the Ancient Commentators on Aristotle project as "a truly breathtaking achievement, with few parallels in the history of scholarly endeavour" (D. Sedley, 'A ton for Aristotle', The Times Literary Supplement 5751 (21 June 2013), 7-8).
The latest issue of The Classical Review 63/1 (2013) contains reviews of three recent volumes in the ACA series:
We are delighted to report that, just in time for last week's conference, the 98th, 99th, and 100th volumes appeared in print. The 100th volume ('Simplicius', On Aristotle On the Soul 3.6-13, translated by Carlos Steel, in collaboration with Arnis Ritups) was turned around with impressive speed by our new publisher Bloomsbury. Bloomsbury are now also making available previously out-of-print volumes in the series available again via print-on-demand.
A recent piece on The Telegraph website reporting on the Ancient Commentators on Aristotle conference has described it as "the most extraordinary feat of British scholarship ever".
Next week sees a four day international conference celebrating the Ancient Commentators on Aristotle project reaching 100 volumes of translation. (The three outstanding should all appear next week!).
The festivities begin on Tuesday with a Graduate Reception with Richard Sorabji at King's College London, followed by the opening talk in the evening by Carlos Steel at Senate House in Bloomsbury. Wednesday sees a day of talks at Senate House (by Marwan Rashed, Stephen Menn, John Watt, Daniel King), followed by a reception at King's College London in the evening. On Thursday the conference remains at King's in the morning for talks by Jonathan Barnes and Peter Adamson, and then returns to Senate House in the afternoon for presentations by James Wilberding, Michael Griffin, and Riccardo Chiaradonna.
On Friday the conference moves to Wolfson College in Oxford. After an opening talk by Richard Sorabji, David Sedley and others will discuss the discovery of a new fragment of a commentary on Aristotle found in the famous Archimedes palimpsest. Further details of the Wolfson day here.