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Capone Braga (), p. ; W. Schmid (), cols. –. On Epicurus’ knowledge of Aristotle’s scholarly writings for his physical doctrines cf. also Barigazzi (), – (about time); Mau (), pp. –, , – , –, , ; Furley (), pp. –. Cf. also the following note. 132 Epicurus introduced the “swerve” of the atoms for the purpose of answering the physical problem posed by Aristotle’s objection to Democritus’ atomism. Cf. Epicurus, Epist. I, + b with Aristotle, Physics b– and a.
It is noteworthy that also Panaetius shows in his doctrines the influence of Aristotle. 138 Cf. infra. 139 Cf. Cicero, De nat. deor. II, and De Partibus Animalium II. , b–. 140 Cf. Cicero, De div. II, with Pease’s notes (vol. II, p. ). ” We know from Plutarch’s Life of Sulla, chapter and from Porphyry’s Vita Plotini, chapter , lines – (Henry– Schwyzer) that Andronicus published an edition of Aristotle’s works and a catalogue related to it. It is not necessary to think with some scholars that this was a critical edition of the texts of Aristotle’s technical treatises; Andronicus may very well have employed existing MSS and arranged them in the order he thought right: we know that his main interest was his arrangement of the individual books of the larger treatises and also that of the treatises themselves in a certain order.
XIII, , (–); ) Plutarch, Sulla, ch. 113 Strabo’s story is the more circumstantial and least trustworthy of all; I will here refer only to those parts of his account related to the point at issue. According to him Neleus inherited Theophrastus’ library,114 which included that of Aristotle. Eventually, Neleus went back to Scepsis and left his library to his heirs, uncultivated people,115 who shut up the books, not storing them carefully. Still later descendants of Neleus, fearing that, 111 Cf.
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