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Nearly all the works Aristotle prepared for publication are lost; the priceless ones extant are lecture-materials, notes, and memoranda (some are spurious). They can be categorized as follows:

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In 1891 Sir Frederick Kenyon published a facsimile of the papyrus, and a printed edition of the text with an introduction and notes. In 1893 a revised text with a full and valuable commentary was put out by Sandys. Kenyon prepared an edition for the Royal Academy of Berlin, published in 1903, in which he included the fragments of the fourth roll conjecturally arranged in a consecutive text; and his latest edition was published at Oxford in 1920. Of several published abroad, the latest is the Teubner text of 1928 by Oppermann, based on the previous editions of Blass and Thalheim.

He professes to make critical use of his authorities (vi., xviii. 4, xxviii.); but his own chronology and accuracy in details have been challenged, e.g. as to the period of Peisistratus, and as to the presence of Themistocles in Athens in 426 b.c. (xxv. 3). He cites official documents (xxvi. fin., xxix., xxx., xxxi., xxxix.); reconstructs the past by inference from the present (iii. 5, viii. 1, xvi. 5, xxii. 3); and quotes the use of this method by others (iii. 3, vii. 4).

The latest event mentioned in The Athenian Constitution (liv. 7) is the archonship of Cephisophon, 329 b.c. The book also mentions (xlvi. 1) triremes and quadriremes, but not quinquiremes; and the earliest date at which quinquiremes in the Athenian navy are recorded is 325 b.c. The treatise can thus be dated between 328 and 325 b.c. Moreover it speaks (lxii. 16) of officials still being sent to Samos, and Samos ceased to be under the control of Athens in the autumn of 322 b.c. , the year of Aristotle’s death.

Nearly all the works Aristotle prepared for publication are lost; the priceless ones extant are lecture-materials, notes, and memoranda (some are spurious). They can be categorized as follows:

Now Available: The digital Loeb Classical Library ( loebclassics.com ) extends the founding mission of James Loeb with an interconnected, fully searchable, perpetually growing virtual library of all that is important in Greek and Latin literature.

Find new facing-page translations of classic works from the Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library , I Tatti Renaissance Library , Loeb Classical Library , and Murty Classical Library of India .




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