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A. Works of Ammonius in Greek and in Translation

  • Commentaria in Aristotelem Graeca (= CAG), H. Diels (ed.), Berlin, 1882–1909.
  • CAG IV 3, Ammonius in Porphyrii Isagogen sive V Voces, A. Busse (ed.), Berlin, 1891.
  • CAG IV 4, Ammonius in Aristotelis Categorias, A. Busse (ed.), Berlin, 1895. On Aristotle Categories, S. M. Cohen and G. B. Matthews (trans.), London and Ithaca, 1992. (Scholar)
  • CAG IV 5, Ammonius in Aristotelis De Interpretatione Commentarius, A. Busse (ed.), Berlin, 1897. Latin translation: Commentaire sur le Peri Hermeneias d'Aristote, traduction de Guillaume de Moerbeke, G. Verbeke (ed.), Louvain and Paris, 1961. On Aristotle's On Interpretation 1–8, D. Blank (trans.), London and Ithaca 1996; Ammonius. On Aristotle's On Interpretation 9: with Boethius. On Aristotle's On Interpretation 9, D. Blank (trans.) (Ammonius) and N. Kretzmann (trans.) (Boethius). London and Ithaca, 1998; Blank's translation (slightly revised by G. Seel and J.-P. Schneider) is also found in Seel 2000. Ammonius and the Seabattle: texts, commentary and essays (Peripatoi, Bd. 18), Berlin and New York, 2000. (Scholar)
  • CAG IV 6, Ammonii in Aristotelis Analyticorum Priorum Librum I Commentarium, M. Wallies (ed.), Berlin, 1899.
  • CAG VI 2, Asclepii in Aristotelis Metaphysicorum Libros A-Z Commentaria, M. Hayduck (ed.), Berlin, 1888.
  • L. Tarán, 1969. Asclepius of Tralles, Commentary to Nicomachus' Introduction to Arithmetic, Transactions of the American Philosophical Society (n.s.), 59: 4. Philadelphia. (Scholar)
  • CAG XIII 1, Philoponi (olim Ammonii) in Aristotelis Categorias Commentarium, A. Busse (ed.), Berlin, 1898. [For further details on the commentaries of Philoponus, see the entry on Philoponus.]
  • CAG XIII 2, Ioannis Philoponi in Aristotelis Analytica Priora Commentaria, M. Wallies (ed.), Berlin, 1905.
  • CAG XIII 3, Ioannis Philoponi in Aristotelis Analytica Posteriora Commentaria cum Anonymo in Librum II, M. Wallies (ed.), Berlin, 1909.
  • CAG XIV 1, Ioannis Philoponi in Aristotelis Meteorologicorum Librum Primum Commentaria, M. Hayduck (ed.), Berlin, 1901.
  • CAG XIV 2, Ioannis Philoponi in Aristotelis Libros De Generatione et Corruptione Commentaria, H. Vitelli (ed.), Berlin, 1897. On Aristotle On Coming-to-be and Perishing 1.1-5, C. J. F. Williams (trans.), London and Ithaca, 1999; On Aristotle On Coming-to-be and Perishing 1.6-2.4, C. J. F. Williams (trans.), London and Ithaca, 1999. (Scholar)
  • CAG XV, Ioannis Philoponi in Aristotelis De Anima Libros Commentaria, M. Hayduck (ed.), Berlin, 1897. On Aristotle On the Soul 2.1–6, W. Charlton (trans.), London and Ithaca, 2005; On Aristotle On the soul 2.7–12, W. Charlton (trans.), London and Ithaca, 2005; On Aristotle On the Soul 3.1–8, W. Charlton (trans.), London and Ithaca, 2000; On Aristotle On the Intellect (de Anima 3.4–8), W. Charlton (trans.), London and Ithaca, 1991. (Scholar)
  • CAG XVI-XVII, Ioannis Philoponi in Aristotelis Physicorum Libros I-III et V-VIII Commentaria, H. Vitelli (ed.), Berlin, 1887–8. On Aristotle Physics 2, A. R. Lacey (trans.), London and Ithaca, 1993; On Aristotle Physics 3, M. J. Edwards (trans.), London and Ithaca, 1994; On Aristotle Physics 5–8 with Simplicius, On Aristotle on the Void, P. Lettinck and J. O. Urmson (trans.), London and Ithaca, 1994. (Scholar)

B. Historical Sources

  • Aeneas of Gaza, Theophrastus, M.E. Colonna (ed.), Naples 1958.
  • Damascius, The Philosophical History, text with translation and notes by P. Athanassiadi, Athens, 1999. [Athanassiadi's Introduction is the best place to start.]
  • Zacharias of Mytilene (Scholasticus), Ammonius, M. Minniti Colonna (ed.), Naples, 1973.
  • Zacharias of Mytilene, Vita Severi, M.A. Kugener (ed. and trans.), Patrologia Orientalis II, 1904.

C. Secondary Literature

  • Barnes, J., 1991. “Ammonius and Adverbs,” Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy (Supplementary Volume), 145–63. (Scholar)
  • Blank, D. L., 2010. “Ammonius Hermeiou and his School,” in Gerson 2010, 654–666. (Scholar)
  • Cameron, Alan, 1969. “The Last Days of the Academy at Athens,” Proceedings of the Cambridge Philological Society (n.s.), 15: 7–29. (Scholar)
  • De Rijk, Lambert-Marie, 2003. “Boethius on De Interpretatione (Ch. 3): Is he a reliable guide?,” in Galonnier 2003, 207–227. (Scholar)
  • Dillon, J., “Philosophy,” in Cambridge Ancient History, XI: 922–965. (Scholar)
  • Frede, D., 1985. “The Sea Battle reconsidered: A Defence of the Traditional Interpretation,” Oxford Studies n Ancient Philosophy, 3: 31–87. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1998. “Logik, Sprache und die Offenheit der Zukunft in der Antike. Bemerkungen zu zwei neuen Forschungsbeiträgen,” Zeitschrift für Philosophische Forschung, 52: 84–104. (Scholar)
  • Galonnier, A. (ed.), 2003. Boèce ou la chaîne des savoirs, Actes du colloque international de la Fondation Singer-Polignac Paris, 8-12 juin 1999, Louvain and Paris: Peeters. (Scholar)
  • Gaskin, R., 1995. The Sea-Battle and the Master Argument: Aristotle and Diodorus Cronus on the Metaphysics of the Future, Berlin. (Scholar)
  • Gerson, L.P., 2010. The Cambridge History of Philosophy in Late Antiquity, Cambridge. (Scholar)
  • Haas, C., 1996. Alexandria in Late Antiquity. Topography and Social Conflict, Baltimore. (Scholar)
  • Hadot, I., 1978. Le problème du néoplatonisme alexandrin. Hiéroclès et Simplicius, Paris. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1990. “The Life and Work of Simplicius in Greek and Arabic Sources,” in Sorabji 1990a, 275–304. (Scholar)
  • Karamanolis, G.E., 2006. Aristotle and Plato in Agreement? Platonists on Aristotle from Antiochus to Porphyry, Oxford. [This book does not treat Ammonius, ending as it does with Porphyry, but it does introduce the issues which arose concerning whether Aristotle and Plato were in accord, a fundamental principle of interpretation for Ammonius.] (Scholar)
  • Kretzmann, N., 1998. “Boethius and the truth about tomorrow's sea battle,” in Ammonius On Aristotle On Interpretation 9 with Boethius On Aristotle On Interpretation 9, D. Blank and N. Kretzmann (trans.), London and Ithaca, 24–52. (Scholar)
  • Lee, Tae-Soo, 1984. Die griechische Tradition der aristotelischen Syllogistik in der Spätantike: eine Untersuchung über die Kommentare zu den analytica priora von Alexander von Aphrodisias, Ammonius und Philoponus, Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht. (Scholar)
  • Merlan, P., 1968. “Ammonius Hermiae, Zacharias Scholasticus and Boethius,” Greek, Roman and Byzantine Studies, 9: 143–203. (Scholar)
  • Mignucci, M., 1998. “Ammonius' sea battle,” in Ammonius: On Aristotle On Interpretation 9 and Boethius: On Aristotle On Interpretation 9, D. Blank and N. Kretzmann (trans.), Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 53–86; also found as “Ammonius and the Problem of Future Contingent Truth,” in Seel 2000a, 247–284. (Scholar)
  • Obortello, L., 2003. “Ammonius of Hermias, Zacharias Scholasticus and Boethius: Eternity of God and/or Time?”, in Galonnier 2003, 465–479. (Scholar)
  • Omelyantchik, V., 2003. “Boèce et Ammonius sur la question d'Alexandre d'Aphrodise (PERI HERMENEIAS, 16 A 1–2),” in Galonnier 2003, 241–256. (Scholar)
  • Praechter, K., 1910. “Richtungen und Schulen im Neuplatonismus,” in Genethliakon C. Robert. Berlin, 103–156. (Scholar)
  • Seel, G., 2000a. Ammonius and the Seabattle: texts, commentary and essays (Peripatoi, Bd. 18), Berlin and New York. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2000b. “‘In a Definite Way True’ Truth-Values and their Modalization in Ammonius,” in Seel 2000a, 234–246. (Scholar)
  • Sharples, R., 1992. Alexander of Aphrodisias Quaestiones 1.1–2.15, London and Ithaca, NY. (Scholar)
  • Sheppard, A., 1987. “Proclus’ philosophical method of exegesis, the use of Aristotle and the Stoics in the Commentary on the Cratylus,” in J. Pépin and P. Saffrey (eds.), Proclus. Lecteur et interprète des Anciens, Paris, 137–151. (Scholar)
  • Sorabji, R., 1988. Matter, Space and Motion, London and Ithaca, NY (esp. Ch. 15). (Scholar)
  • ––– (ed.), 1990a. Aristotle Transformed. The Ancient Commentators and their Influence. London and Ithaca. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1990b. “Infinite Power Impressed, the transformation of Aristotle's physics and theology,” in Sorabji 1990a, 181–198; a longer version is in Sorabji's Matter, Space and Motion, London and Ithaca 1988. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1998. “The Three deterministic arguments opposed by Ammonius,” in Ammonius On Aristotle On Interpretation 9 with Boethius On Aristotle On Interpretation 9, trs. D. Blank and N. Kretzmann (Ancient Commentators on Aristotle) London and Ithaca, 3–15. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2003. “Sordid deals and divine names in Ammonius’ Alexandria,” in Andrew Smith, ed., Neoplatonism and Society. Cardiff. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2005, “Introduction,” to The Philosophy of the Commentators 200–600 A.D.: A Sourcebook (Volume 1: Psychology (with Ethics and Religion), Volume 2: Physics, Volume 3: Logic and Metaphysics), Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 5 ff. [These sourcebooks are now the best place to obtain an overview of the philosophy of the Aristotelian commentators.] (Scholar)
  • Tarán, L., 1978. Anonymous Commentary on Aristotle's De interpretatione. Meisenheim-am-Glan. (Scholar)
  • Tuominen, M., 2009. The Ancient Commentators on Plato and Aristotle, Berkeley. [A good introduction to the ancient commentaries on Plato and Aristotle; focuses on Philoponus and Simplicius, rather than Ammonius, as representatives of the commentators of Late Antiquity.] (Scholar)
  • Van den Berg, R. M., 2009. Proclus' Commentary on the Cratylus in Context (Ancient Theories of Language and Naming), Philosophia Antiqua 112, Leiden. [Discusses on pages 201–206 Ammonius' ideas about language, particularly his stance compared to Proclus' interpretation of Plato's Cratylus.] (Scholar)
  • Verrycken, K., 1990a. “The Metaphysics of Ammonius Son of Hermeias,” in Sorabji 1990a, 199–231. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1990b. “The Development of Philoponus' Thought and its chronology”, in Sorabji 1990a, 232–274. (Scholar)
  • –––, De vroegere Philoponus. Een studie van het Alexandrinjnse Neoplatonisme (Verhandelingen van de Koninklijke Academie voor Wetenschappen, Letteren en Schone Kunsten van België 56, Nr. 153).
  • –––, 2010. “John Philoponus,” in Gerson 2010, II 733–755. (Scholar)
  • Wallis, R.T., 1972. Neoplatonism, London. (Scholar)
  • Westerink, L.G., 1962. Anonymous Prolegomena to Platonic Philosophy, Amsterdam. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1990. “The Alexandrian Commentators and the Introductions to their Commentaries,” in Sorabji 1990a, 325–349. (Scholar)
  • Whitaker, C. W. A., 1996. Aristotle's De Interpretatione: Contradiction and Dialectic, Oxford. (Scholar)
  • Wildberg, C. 1990. “Three Neoplatonic Introductions to Philosophy: Ammonius, David, Elias,” Hermathena, 149: 33–51. (Scholar)

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