313. Queen of the Sciences: Anna Komnene and her Circle

Posted on 2 December 2018

Princess Anna Komnene makes good use of her political retirement by writing her Alexiad and gathering a circle of scholars to write commentaries on Aristotle.

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Further Reading

• R. Browning, “An Unpublished Funeral Oration on Anna Comnena,” in R. Sorabji, (ed.), Aristotle Transformed: the Ancient Commentators and their Influence (London: 1990), 393-406.

• E.R.A. Sewter (trans.), Anna Komnene: the Alexiad (Harmondsworth: 2009).

 

• C. Barber and D. Jenkins (eds), Medieval Greek Commentaries on the Nicomachean Ethics (Leiden: 2009).

• K. Giocarinis, “Eustratius of Nicaea’s Defense of the Doctrine of Ideas,” Franciscan Studies 24 (1964), 159-204.

• T. Gouma-Peterson (ed.), Anna Komnene and her Times (New York: 2000).

• A.C. Lloyd, “The Aristotelianism of Eustratius of Nicaea”, in J. Wiesner (ed.), Aristoteles, Werk und Werkung, vol. 2 (Berlin: 1987), 341–51.

• H.P.F. Mercken, “The Greek Commentators on Aristotle’s Ethics,” in R. Sorabji, (ed.), Aristotle Transformed: the Ancient Commentators and their Influence (London: 1990), 407-43.

• L. Neville, Anna Komnene: the Life and Work of a Medieval Historian (Oxford: 2016).

• M. Trizio, Il neoplatonismo di Eustrazio di Nicea (Bari: 2016).

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