William W. Fortenbaugh’s 12th Volume in The RUSCH Series Focuses on Lyco of Troas and Hieronymus of Rhodes

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William W. Fortenbaugh’s 12th Volume in The RUSCH Series Focuses on Lyco of Troas and Hieronymus of Rhodes

January 10
23:49 2022

William W. Fortenbaugh co-edits “Lyco of Troas and Hieronymus of Rhodes: Text, Translation, and Discussion (Rutgers University Studies in Classical Humanities)“. This book is Volume 12 in the RUSCH series, continuing the work already begun on the School of Aristotle, and made it to the shelves on February 28, 2018.

This volume focuses specifically on two Peripatetic philosophers who lived in the third century BCE, in Stoicism and Epicureanism’s prime time. While Lyco of Troas was the third head of the Peripatos after Aristotle, Hieronymus of Rhodes was a member of the school and a rival of Lyco.

The book highlights Lyco’s excellent teaching talents as distinguishing attributes. He also attracted supporters and had the reputation of being a bon vivant. Both editions are supplied with complete translations along with notes on the Greek and Latin texts (an apparatus criticus) and substantive notes that accompany the translation. The editions will replace those of Fritz Wehrli, which were made over half a century ago and published.

Hieronymus is best known for his work on ethics, but he also wrote on literature, history, and rhetoric. Our understanding of the work being done in the Peripatos during the third century BCE will be greatly enhanced by Peter Stork’s new edition of Lyco and Stephen White’s edition of Hieronymus.

Besides the two editions, this volume includes ten essays that address significant themes presented by the texts. Three of the essays deal with biographical material: “Diogenes Life of Lyco” (J orgen Mejer), “Hieronymus in Athens and Rhodes” (Elisabetta Matelli), and “Peripatetic Philosophers as Wandering Scholars” (Peter Scholz).

William W. Fortenbaugh is professor emeritus of classics at Rutgers University. He founded the Rutgers University Studies in Classical Humanities (RUSCH) series and is the current series editor.

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