BARTHOLOMEW OF MESSINA—a philosopher and translater of the thirteenth century.
Bartholomew lived and worked in Sicily and in the Neapolitan court in times of Frederick II (1197–1250) and King Manfred (1258–1266). He was one of the translators who took part in the translation of Aristotle and Averroes, work inspired by Frederick II and King Manfred. Other translators in this group included Peter of Ireland, Martin of Dacia, William de Luna, Theodore of Antioch, and Michael Scot. Bartholomew translated the Great Ethics of Aristotle into Latin.
M. de Wulf, Histoire de la Philosophie Médievale, I–III, Lv 1900, 1934–19476.