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This is the end of preparing specimen reconstructions of Book II of Aetius' compendium. The book demonstrates, in a more uniform fashion than the other four, the basic doxographical formula of the name-label plus a view on a particular subject, usually as defined by the heading of the chapter. The topics that the book covers are as a whole neatly organized, starting with the cosmos as a whole, the heavenly bodies, the sun, the moon, and with a final chapter on the measurement of cosmic time. All the chapters can be fitted into the scheme of the Aristotelian categories. The entire book demonstrates the fundamentally thetic mode of doxography. For a more detailed analysis of the features of the entire compendium, the reader is asked to consult Part I of this study, where these features and their historical background are presented and analysed in much greater detail.

Keywords: specimen reconstructions; thetic mode; Aetius' compendium; Aristotelian categories; doxographical formula



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