Medieval Commentaries on Boethius’s De arithmetica: A Provisional Handlist

Bulletin de Philosophie Medievale 62:3-13 (2021)
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Abstract

Boethius’s De arithmetica, a Latin adaptation of Nicomachus of Gerasa’s Introduction to Arithmetic, was the only truly neo-pythagorean text available in the Latin Middle Ages. It played a major role in medieval education and thought, but its influence has not yet been fully explored. Studying the material remains is the best way to show the real place of the De arithmetica. Here is published for the first time a handlist of medieval commentaries on Boethius’s De arithmetica. This is the first step toward writing a history of medieval neo-pythagoreanism.

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