ALEXANDER OF AEGAE (Αλεξανδρος)—a peripatetic philosopher of the first century AD.

Alexander of Aegae was a student of Sosigenes, one of Nero’s teachers, and a highly regarded commentator on ancient texts. He took part in works on the reform of the calendar introduced by Julius Caesar. He wrote commentaries on Aristotle’s Categories (in which he said that words, the beings designated by words, and ideas correspond to the categories that Aristotle distinguished), on Aristotle’s Metaphysics (a commentary that some have ascribed to Alexander of Aphrodisia), and probably on Aristotle’s treatise De caelo.

T. H. Martin, Questions connexes sur deux Sosigenes […] et sur deux péripatéticiens Alexandres, l’un d’Egée et l’autre d’Aphrodisias, Annales de la Faculté de lettres di Bordeaux 1 (1879), 174–187; Simplicius, In Aristotelis Categorias Commentarium, B 1917, VII (passim); P. Moraux, Der Aristotelismus bei den Griechen. Von Andronikos bis Alexander von Aphrodisias, B 1984, II 222–225.

Jacek Banaś

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