Aristotle, commentators on
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Literary genre dedicated to the interpretation of the works of Aristotle [6]. Where Aristotle’s intention is clear, the commentator usually confines himself to an explanatory role, supporting the original text. Where Aristotle’s text is ambiguous or incomplete, the commentator goes beyond mere explanation, providing additional points of clarification or interpretation, thereby displaying his own abilities for constructive thought.


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Lohr, Charles, “Aristotle, commentators on”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts, Edited by: Manfred Landfester, in collaboration with Brigitte Egger. Consulted online on 23 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831

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