Simplicius, In de Anima 28.12–13)
A summary of these quadratures of lunes, written by Eudemus of Rhodes (c. 335 bc), with elaborate proofs, has been preserved by Simplicius.
Before Simplicius, Proclus had already commented on Euclid.
Simplicius refers to him as the “Academic Eudorus” (In Cat. 187.10).
Simplicius’ Commentary on the Heavens ends with a prayer to the demiurge.
They include Boethius, Philoponus, Elias, David, pseudo-Elias, Stephanus, and Simplicius.
The Byzantine tradition is primarily relevant for the textual transmission of Simplicius’ works.
Simplicius credits the Pythagoreans as well as Plato with a theory composing bodies from plane surfaces.
Simplicius had to deal with such criticism with much more delicacy than the criticism coming from Philoponus.
It is against this background that Simplicius’ attempt to harmonise the Greek tradition should be interpreted.
It is also important to identify Simplicius’ purpose and intended audience in writing his compendious exegetical works.
According to Simplicius, he added virtually nothing to the considerations of Porphyry and Iamblichus (Simplicius, In Cat. 2. 29–30).
This is reflected in several passages where Simplicius remarks on Alexander’s way of explaining Aristotle and, more specifically, his attitude towards Plato.
Simplicius studied at Athens and at Alexandria and spent most of his life in Athens, except for a short period after the closing of the school of philosophy in 529.
Certainly, one may wonder whether such a program does justice to either Plato or Aristotle, although this issue is not relevant to the present discussion of Simplicius.
Since Simplicius comes almost at the end of this tradition, his commentaries are also a repository from which such constituent parts of Platonic exegetical practices can be reconstructed.
Aristotle’s definition, as we learn from Simplicius’ and Philoponus’ Corollary on Place, had been criticized by all later Neoplatonists (Syrianus, Proclus, Damascius, Simplicius, and Philoponus).
Surprisingly, and unexpectedly for readers familiar with Aristotle’s Physics and De caelo, which are both rather technical in character, Simplicius’ comments time and again betray a deeply religious or spiritual mindset.
Simplicius continues and extends a program that was inaugurated by his teacher Ammonius, and also before him by Porphyry, and it was afterwards continued in Alexandria by Hierocles and Olympiodorus, more or less along the same lines as Simplicius.
One of the aims of this entry is to emphasise that Simplicius’ writings have much more to offer than a mere doxography of his predecessors—but always bearing in mind that it is only possible to appreciate how Simplicius arranges and interprets the material at his disposal by duly attending to his Neoplatonic agenda.
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One of the aims of this entry is to emphasise that Simplicius writings have much more to offer than a mere doxography of his predecessors—but always bearing in mind that it is only possible to appreciate how Simplicius arranges and interprets the material at his disposal by duly attending to his Neoplatonic agenda