On Marvellous Things Heard

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On Marvellous Things Heard (Greek: Περὶ θαυμασίων ἀκουσμάτων; Latin: De mirabilibus auscultationibus) is a collection of thematically arranged anecdotes traditionally attributed to Aristotle but written by a Pseudo-Aristotle. The material included in the collection mainly deals with the natural world[1] (e.g., plants, animals, minerals, weather, geography). The work is an example of the paradoxography literary genre.

According to the revised Oxford translation of The Complete Works of Aristotle this treatise's "spuriousness has never been seriously contested."[2]

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  1. ^ Thomas (2002:138).
  2. ^ Barnes (1995:VII).


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