Aristotle is generally considered a philosopher whose authority characterized the Middle Ages. However, in the sixteenth century alone, more works on Aristotle than throughout the preceding 1000 years were produced. Moreover, the medieval Latin translations were supplanted by new texts. Thus, the entire corpus was made accessible in contemporary Latin before 1600. The whole of Aristotle's oeuvre was subjected to the philosophical reorientation of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries; eventually the new readings of his works influenced contemporary thought on dialectic, science, poetics etc. In thirteen articles, the authors discuss the changing interpretations of Aristotle's works and his influence on various disciplines, from Dante and until the seventeenth century.
Text in English and Italian (two articles).
Contributors Sten Ebbesen, Antonis Fyrigos, Kristian Jensen, Eckhard Keßler, Bo Lindberg, David A. Lines, Marianne Marcussen, Heikki Mikkeli, John Monfasani, Olaf Pluta, Gert Sørensen, Cesare Vasoli, and Peter Wagner.
Marianne Pade er Professor ved Klassisk Filologi, Aarhus Universitet. Hendes primære forskning har været den klassiske tradition i Renæssancen, specielt receptionen af den antikke græske litteratur.