Aristotle: Historia Animalium (1299 words)

  • Ronald Blankenborg (Katholieke Universiteit Nijmegen )


Historia Animalium (“Inquiry on animals”) is the Latin title for Τῶν περὶ τὰ ζῷα ἱστοριῶν, a zoological treatise in ten chapters (or ‘books’), attributed to the Greek philosopher and scientist Aristotle (Stageira, 384 BCE – Chalkis, 322 BCE). The work functions as a summary of, and introduction to, the various zoological observations in De Partibus Animalium (“Body parts of animals”), De Generatione Animalium (“Reproduction of animals”), and De Motu Animalium (“Movement of animals”) by the same author. Historia …

Blankenborg, Ronald. "Historia Animalium". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 03 June 2017
[, accessed 27 July 2017.]

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