Aristotle

Aristotle (spurious): on Colors

On Colors or On Colours (Greek Περὶ χρωμάτων, Latin De Coloribus) is a treatise traditionally attributed to Aristotle, but now sometimes thought to be by Theophrastus or Strato, who succeeded him in turn as heads of his philosophical school, the Lyceum. The book's argument, that all colors are derived from the mixture of black and white, was an important influence on subsequent color theories until the time of Newton.

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LacusCurtius: On Colors - Greek text and English translation. HTML format.

Loebulus. L307 - Aristotle - Minor Works. PDF of public domain Loeb edition in Greek and English. Also available at the Internet Archive.

Wikisource: Περί χρωμάτων - Greek text. HTML format.

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New Republic: Does Color Even Exist? by Malcolm Harris 22 May 2015.

Open Book - Rare Books Department of Special Collections at the J. Willard Marriott Library, The University of Utah -Book of the Week — De coloribus libellus, 5 December 2016.

Princeton University Press: Why the Sky is Blue: Discovering the Color of Life, by Götz Hoeppe. Chapter Two - Of Philosophers and the Color Blue.

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Controversies Surrounding Aristotle's Theory of Perception, by Christopher Shields.

Wikipedia: On Colors

University of Massachussets - Amherst: Greek Color Theory and the Four Elements (2000). Chapter Two - Greek Color Theory by J.L. Benson.

Youtube: On Colours, by Aristotle. audiobook read by Geoffrey Edwards

The Great Conversation: Further reading at Tom's Learning Notes

Plato: Meno - mentions Empedocles' theory of color.

Plato: Timaeus

Aristotle: Meteorology - discusses the rainbow.

Aristotle: Sense and Sensibilia

Aristotle: De Anima

Theophrastus

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Aristotle (attributed): On Virtues and Vices

On Virtues and Vices (Greek: Περὶ Ἀρετῶν καὶ Κακιῶν; Latin: De Virtutibus et Vitiis Libellus) is a short ethical treatise once thought to be by Aristotle, but now more usually thought to be the work of a later follower.

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Free online  texts

Internet Archive: The Works of Aristotle - Magna Moralia, Ethica Eudemia, De Virtutibus Et Vitiis. English translations, edited by W.D. Ross. Multiple formats.

Loebulus. L285 - Aristotle -- Athenian Constitution. Eudemian Ethics. Virtues and Vices. PDF of public domain Loeb edition in Greek and English.

Perseus: Greek text (ed. Bekker, 1831). English text, translated by H. Rackham. HTML and XML formats.

Wikisource: Περί Αρετών και Κακιών - Greek text. Multiple formats.

Other Resources

Wikipedia: On Virtues and Vices.

The Great Conversation: Further reading at Tom's Learning Notes

Aristotle: The Nicomachean Ethics.

Aristotle: The Eudemian Ethics.

Aristotle (attributed): The Magna Moralia.

Theophrastus: The Characters.

 Ancient Greek resources: Learn to read Greek classics in the original.


Aristotle: The Athenian Constitution

The Athenian Constitution (Greek: Αθηναίων Πολιτεία) is thought to be the only text by Aristotle rediscovered in modern times, based on papyri recovered in the Nineteenth Century. It may be the last remnant of a project Aristotle is said to have initiated to collect the constitutions of all the Greek states.

The work should not be confused with another of the same title, once thought to be by Xenophon, but now generally attributed to an anonymous 'Old Oligarch'.

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Gutenberg: The Athenian Constitution, translated by Frederic G. Kenyon. Multiple formats.

Gutenberg: Αθηναίων Πολιτεία by Aristotle. Greek text. Multiple formats.

Internet Archive: The Works of Aristotle Vol X: Politica, Oeconomica, Atheniensum Respublica, the latter translated by Frederic G. Kenyon. Multiple formats.

Internet Classics Archive: The Athenian Constitution, translated by Frederic G. Kenyon. HTML and TXT formats.

Internet History Sourcebook: The Athenian Constitution, translated by Frederic G. Kenyon. TXT format.

Loebulus. L285 - Aristotle -- Athenian Constitution. Eudemian Ethics. Virtues and Vices. PDF of public domain Loeb edition in Greek and English.

Perseus: Greek text, edited y Frederic G. Kenyon. English text, translated by H. Rackham. HTML and XML formats.

University of Adelaide: The Athenian Constitution, translated by Frederic G. Kenyon. Multiple formats.

Wikisource: The Athenian Constitution, translated by Frederic G. Kenyon. Multiple formats.

Other Resources

Librivox: The Constitution of Athens - public domain audiobook.

Wikipedia: Constitution of the Athenians.

The Great Conversation: Further reading at Tom's Learning Notes

Plato: The Republic, The Laws.

Aristotle: The Politics

Xenophon: The Spartan Constitution.

Ancient Greek resources: Learn to read Greek classics in the original.


Aristotle (attributed): The Economics

The Economics (Greek: Οἰκονομικά; Latin: Oeconomica) is a work attributed to Aristotle, although now more often thought to be by one of his followers. Its subject matter of household management reflects the origin of modern term economics in the Greek word for the household, oikos.

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Internet Archive: The Oeconomica, translated by E.S. Forster (1920). Multiple formats.

Perseus: Greek text (Harvard, 1935). English text, translated by G.C. Armstrong (Harvard 1935).

Wikisource: Οικονομικά (Αριστοτέλης), Greek text.

Other Resources

Librivox: Economics - public domain audiobook.

Wikipedia: Economics (Aristotle).

The Great Conversation: Further reading at Tom's Learning Notes

Aristotle: The Politics.

Xenophon: Oeconomicus.


Aristotle (attributed): The Magna Moralia

The Magna Moralia or Great Ethics is a treatise traditionally attributed to Aristotle, but now more often thought to be by a later writer in the Aristotelian tradition.

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Internet Archive: The Works of Aristotle - Magna Moralia, Ethica Eudemia, De Virtutibus Et Vitiis. English translations, edited by W.D. Ross (1915). Multiple formats.

Wikisource: Ηθικά Μεγάλα, Greek text.

Other Resources

Librivox: Magna Moralia, public domain audiobook.

Wikipedia: Magna Moralia.

The Great Conversation: Further reading at Tom's Learning Notes

Aristotle: Nicomachean Ethics.

Aristotle: Eudemian Ethics.

Ancient Greek resources: Learn to read Greek classics in the original.


Aristotle: Parva Naturalia

The Parva Naturalia or short treatises on nature are a collection of seven works by Aristotle. In the Bekker numbering of the Aristotelian corpus they follow On the Soul, and each concerns problems which touch on the relationship between body and soul.

The seven works are:

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Internet Archive: The Works of Aristotle, Vol III, translated under the editorship of W.D. Ross (1910). Parva Naturalia translated by J.I. Beare and G.R.T. Ross. Multiple formats.

Internet Archive: Aristotle's Psychology: A Treatise on the Principle of Life (De Anima and Parva Naturalia), translated by W.A. Hammond (1902). Multiple formats.

Other Resources

History of Philosophy without any gaps: Classified Information: Aristotle's Biology - podcast by philosopher Peter Adamson.

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Aristotle's Biology, by James Lennox.

 The Great Conversation: Further reading at Tom's Learning Notes

Aristotle: On the Soul


Aristotle: The Problems

The Problems (Greek: Προβλήματα; Latin: Problemata) is a work attributed to Aristotle, possibly falsely, bringing together almost 900 problems in question and answer format.

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Internet Archive: The Works of Aristotle, Vol. VII - The Problemata, translated by E.S. Forster, (1927). Multiple formats.

Loebulus. L317 - Aristotle -- Problems II: Books 22-38. PDF of public domain Loeb edition in Greek and English.

Other Resources

Wikipedia: Problems (Aristotle).

The Great Conversation: Further reading at Tom's Learning Notes

Ancient Greek resources: Learn to read Greek classics in the original.


Aristotle: The Generation of Animals

The Generation of Animals or (Greek: Περὶ ζῴων γενέσεως, Latin: De Generatione Animalium) is a treatise by Aristotle.

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Internet Archive: The works of Aristotle translated into English, Volume V. De Partibus Animalium, translated by William Ogle. De Motu and De Incessu Animalium, translated by A.S.L. Farquharson. De Generatione Animalium, translated by Arthur Platt. Multiple formats.

University of Adelaide: On the Generation of Animals, translated by Arthur Platt, multiple formats.

Wikisource: On the Generation of Animals, translated by Arthur Platt, multiple formats.

Other Resources

History of Philosophy without any gaps: Classified Information: Aristotle's Biology - podcast by philosopher Peter Adamson.

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Aristotle's Biology, by James Lennox.

Wikipedia: The Generation of Animals.

The Great Conversation: Further reading at Tom's Learning Notes

Ancient Greek resources: Learn to read Greek classics in the original.


Aristotle: The Progression of Animals

The Progression of Animals (or On the Gait of Animals; Greek: Περὶ πορείας ζῴων; Latin: De incessu animalium) is a treatise by Aristotle on the motion of different kinds of animals. 

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Internet Archive: The works of Aristotle translated into English, Volume V. De Partibus Animalium, translated by William Ogle. De Motu and De Incessu Animalium, translated by A.S.L. Farquharson. De Generatione Animalium, translated by Arthur Platt. Multiple formats.

Internet Classics Archive: On the Gait of Animals, translated by A. S. L. Farquharson. HTML and TXT formats.

Loebulus. L323 - Aristotle -- Parts of Animals. Movement of Animals. Progression of Animals. PDF of public domain Loeb edition in Greek and English.

University of Adelaide: On the Gait of Animals, translated by A. S. L. Farquharson. Multiple formats.

Wikisource: On the Progression of Animals - translated by A. S. L. Farquharson. Multiple formats.

Other Resources

History of Philosophy without any gaps: Classified Information: Aristotle's Biology - podcast by philosopher Peter Adamson.

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Aristotle's Biology, by James Lennox.

Wikipedia: Progression of Animals.

The Great Conversation: Further reading at Tom's Learning Notes

Aristotle: History of Animals.

Ancient Greek resources: Learn to read Greek classics in the original.


Aristotle: Movement of Animals

The Movement of Animals (or On the Motion of Animals; Greek Περὶ ζῴων κινήσεως; Latin De Motu Animalium) is a treatise by Aristotle. 

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Internet Archive: The works of Aristotle translated into English, Volume V. De Partibus Animalium, translated by William Ogle. De Motu and De Incessu Animalium, translated by A.S.L. Farquharson. De Generatione Animalium, translated by Arthur Platt. Multiple formats.

Internet Classics Archive: On the Motion of Animals, translated by A. S. L. Farquharson. HTML and TXT formats.

Loebulus. L323 - Aristotle -- Parts of Animals. Movement of Animals. Progression of Animals. PDF of public domain Loeb edition in Greek and English.

University of Adelaide: On the Motion of Animals, translated by A.S.L. Farquharson. Multiple formats.

Wikisource: On the Movement of Animals, translated by A. S. L. Farquharson. Multiple formats.

Other Resources

History of Philosophy without any gaps: Classified Information: Aristotle's Biology - podcast by philosopher Peter Adamson.

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Aristotle's Biology, by James Lennox.

Wikipedia: Movement of Animals.

The Great Conversation: Further reading at Tom's Learning Notes

Aristotle: History of Animals.

Ancient Greek resources: Learn to read Greek classics in the original.