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Project A04

Processes of Tradition Building in the Works of Aristotle

The project examines the dynamics of tradition building in ancient Aristotelianism. In order to gain a particularly wide field of inquiry, the project will set the practices of reading and teaching manifest in the transmission of de interpretatione in Greek late antiquity, in Rome and in Byzantine manuscripts (supported by computer-aided analysis) in relation to an examination of the argumentative strategies in Aristotle’s Rhetorics and Politics, where Aristotle is in dialogue with his predecessors and rivals. The project aims to demonstrate that Aristotle’s works set a model for the practices of tradition building used by later Aristotelians.

A list of publications and events organized by the project can be accessed on the German CRC 980 website.