Vol. 46 No. 1 (2020): XLVI - 2020

The text of Aristotle’s Ethica Nicomachea in Laurentianus 81.18

Published July 3, 2020
  • Aristotle,
  • Ethica Nicomachea,
  • Ioannikios,
  • manuscript tradition,
  • critical edition


The textual tradition of Aristotle’s Ethica Nicomachea is not well known, and most of the earliest medieval manuscripts remain unexamined. This paper studies the important manu­script Laur.81.18, offering a complete collation and tentative discussion of its position in the textual tradition. It is argued that the text of Laur. 81.18 (a product of the scriptorium of Ioannikios) is valuable: editors must use it. This paper is a prolegomenon towards the new critical edition of Aristotle’s Ethica Nicomachea, which I am currently preparing.


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