Andronicus of Rhodes
(lived c. 60
BC), was an ancient Greek
philosopher from Rhodes who was also
the eleventh scholarch of the Peripatetics.
He was at
the head of the Peripatetic school at Rome, about
58 BC, and was the teacher of Boethus of Sidon, with whom Strabo studied. We know little more of
the life of Andronicus, but he is of special interest in the
history of philosophy, from the statement of Plutarch, that he
published a new edition of the works of Aristotle and Theophrastus, which formerly belonged to the
library of Apellicon, and were brought to
Rome by Sulla with
the rest of Apellicon's library in 84
commenced this task, but apparently did not do much towards it. The
arrangement which Andronicus made of Aristotle's writings seems to
be the one which forms the basis of our present editions and we are
probably indebted to him for the preservation of a large number of
Andronicus wrote a work upon Aristotle, the fifth book of which
contained a complete list of the philosopher's writings, and he
also wrote commentaries upon the Physics
. None of these works is extant. Two
treatises are sometimes erroneously attributed to him, one On
, the other a commentary on Aristotle's
(really by Constantine Palaeocappa
in the 16th
century, or by John Callistus
- Ammonius, In de Int. 5.24
- Strabo, xiv.; Ammonius, in Aristot. Categ..
- Plutarch, Sulla c. 26
- Comp. Porphyry, Vit. Plotin. c. 24; Boethius, ad
Aristot. de Interpret.
- F. Littig, Andronikos von Rhodos, t. I München,1890,
t. II Erlangen, 1894, t. III Erlangen, 1895.
- P. Moraux, Les listes anciennes des ouvrages
d'Aristote, Louvain, 1951.