Asclepius of Tralles

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Asclepius of Tralles (Greek: Ἀσκληπιός; died c. 560–570) was a student of Ammonius Hermiae. Two works of his survive:

  • Commentary on Aristotle's Metaphysics, books I-VII (In Aristotelis metaphysicorum libros Α - Ζ (1 - 7) commentaria, ed. Michael Hayduck, Commentaria in Aristotelem Graeca, VI.2, Berin: Reiner, 1888).
  • Commentary on Nicomachus' Introduction to Arithmetic (Leonardo Tarán, Asclepius of Tralles, Commentary to Nicomachus' Introduction to Arithmetic, Transactions of the American Philosophical Society (n.s.), 59: 4. Philadelphia, 1969.

Both works seem to be notes on the lectures conducted by Ammonius.


  • Martindale, John Robert, The Prosopography of the later Roman Empire, Cambridge University Press, 1994, vol. 3, pp. 135-136. ISBN 978-0-521-20160-5