Themistius' treatment of Books 1-3 of Aristotle's Physics presents central features of Aristotle's thought about principles, causation, change and infinity. The tradition of synthesising and epitomising exegesis is here raised to a new level by the invative method of paraphrase pioneered by Themistius. Taking a selective, but telling, account of the earlier Peripatetic and Presocratic tradition, Themistius creates a framework that can still be profitably used in the study of Aristotle. This volume contains the first English translation of Themistius' commentary, accompanied by a detailed introduction, extensive explanatory tes and a bibliography.
Robert B. Todd was Quondam Professor of Classics, University of British Columbia and Fellow of the Institute for Research in Classical Philosophy and Science. He has translated three volumes of Themistius' paraphrase of Aristotle's Physics in this series, Ancient Commentators on Aristotle.