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Michael of Ephesus

  • Katerina Ierodiakonou
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-024-1151-5_334-2


Michael of Ephesus most probably belonged to the twelfth-century intellectual circle around Anna Komnene and took part in her project to produce commentaries on Aristotle’s writings. His work on Aristotle’s ethics, logic, metaphysics, and biology was instrumental in the revival of Aristotelian studies in Byzantium but also in the transmission and rediscovery of Aristotelian thought in the Latin West.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of History and Philosophy of ScienceUniversity of AthensAthensGreece
  2. 2.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of GenevaGenevaSwitzerland