The Greek Commentaries of the “Nicomachean Ethics” of Aristotle

Grosseteste, Robert, The Greek Commentaries of the “Nicomachean Ethics” of Aristotle. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1973.

This volume presents, in a critical edition, the last part (Books VII-X) of the compilation of Greek commentaries on Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics together with the corresponding text of the ethics itself, in the Latin translation of Robert Grosseteste, bishop of Lincoln (+1253), the first part of which (Books I-VI) appeared in 1973.

Thanks to this translation the composite Commentary had a great impact on the scholastic interpretation of the Ethics, as is witnessed by the works of Albert the Great and John Buridan. The Latin text also contributes to an improvement of the Greek text of the Commentary, for it offers a more complete and a less corrupted version than the Greek manuscripts.