By Leonardo Taran, Dimitri Gutas
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110 In . He held the headship of the school until ca. . Cf. Diogenes Laertius V, . At his death Strato succeeded him, until bce. Cf. Diogenes Laertius V, . ) In the case of Eudemus, we know that he eventually went back to Rhodes; whether this happened during Aristotle’s lifetime or after his death, there is good evidence that at least some of Aristotle’s most important scholarly writings were available there during the Hellenistic age, well before Andronicus’ edition. 112 This shows that Theophrastus and Eudemus must have had copies of the Physics available to them, and that they paid the closest attention to Aristotle’s ipsissima verba.
64 On all the Aristotelian material in Syriac and Arabic biographical authors cf. Gutas (). 65 Thus Diogenes Laertius in V, says: ἀλλὰ καὶ ἐν τῷ ἑβδόµῳ τῶν ᾽Ηθικῶν ἐστι of a saying that is in Eth. Nic. IX. , a– and more exactly in Eth. Eud. Η, . e. in Book IV or, counting ∆, Ε, Ζ as belonging to Eth. , in Book VII). From this it appears that Diogenes Laertius (or his source here) first, considered ∆, Ε, Ζ as books of Eth. Eud. and, secondly, knew as “the Ethics” the Eudemian Ethics.
N. = idem (), pp. – with p. , n. . On this topic of Aristotle’s references and cross-references, cf. Dirlmeier (), pp. – and ; Zeller (), pp. – = Zeller, I (), pp. –. For a fair treatment of Aristotle’s references and cross-references in his scholarly treatises cf. Zeller, Philos. d. Gr. II, , pp. –. chapter one cases those references and cross-refereces do not provide us with reliable information about the relative chronology of such writings (cf.