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Rutgers Studies in Classical Humanities (RUSCH)

In 1979, Professor Fortenbaugh launched Project Theophrastus, an international undertaking to collect, edit, translate and comment on the fragments of the Peripatetic philosopher Theophrastus of Eresus. Soon after launching the project, Professor Fortenbaugh began thinking of a companion publication series which would be an outlet for work accomplished by members and friends of the Project.

Officers of the University welcomed the idea and the series Rutgers University Studies in 
Classical Humanities = RUSCH became reality. Volume I on Arius Didymus was published 
by Transaction Publishers in 1983. Transaction has continued to publish the series. Five of the volumes have been devoted to Theophrastus (Vols. I, II, III, V and VIII), there is one volume on Peripatetic rhetoric (Vol. VI), and a Festschrift honoring Professor Ian Kidd, a friend and supporter of Project Theophrastus (Vol. VII).  The more recent volumes mark a new direction in the series: Peripatetics contemporary with and later than Theophrastus.

With the publication of the collected fragments of Theophrastus and the completion of some commentaries, members of the Project decided to begin working on the colleagues, students and successors of Theophrastus. In other words, they decided to redo Fritz Wehrli's Die Schule des Aristoteles, adding omitted texts, creating a more useful apparatus to the texts and including an English translation. That work has progressed nicely and is being published by Transaction. See, below, the list of available volumes beginning with RUSCH IX.

Volumes may ordered online from the publisher:

Transaction Publishers 
Box C37 
Rutgers University 
New Brunswick, New Jersey 08903 
Telephone: (732) 445-9797, Fax: (732) 445-9246

  • On Stoic and Peripatetic Ethics: The Work of Arius Didymus = RUSCH I, ed. W. Fortenbaugh, 1983 (pp.vii, 258)
  • Theophrastus of Eresus: On His Life and Works = RUSCH II, ed. W. Fortenbaugh, A. Long and P. Huby, 1985 (pp. 355)
  • Theophrastean Studies, On Natural Science, Physics and Metaphysics, Ethics, Religion and Rhetoric = RUSCH III, ed. W. Fortenbaugh and R. Sharples, 1987 (pp. 384)
  • Cicero's Knowledge of the Peripatos = RUSCH IV, ed. W. Fortenbaugh and P. Steinmetz, 1989 (pp. 281)
  • Theophrastus: His Psychological, Doxographical, and Scientific Writings (includes editions of the 
    Meteorologica by H. Daiber and the work On Fish by R. Sharples) = RUSCH V, ed. W. Fortenbaugh 
    and D. Gutas, 1992 (pp. 350)
  • Peripatetic Rhetoric after Aristotle = RUSCH VI, ed. W. Fortenbaugh and D. Mirhady, 1994 (pp. xi, 350)
  • The Passionate Intellect: Essays on the Transformation of Classical Traditions = RUSCH VII, ed. Lewis Ayres, 1995 (pp. xvi, 376)
  • Theophrastus: Reappraising the Sources = RUSCH VIII, ed. J. M. van Ophuijsen and M. van Raalte, 1998 (pp. ix, 410)
  • Demetrius of Phalerum: Text, Translation and Discussion = RUSCH IX, ed. W. Fortenbaugh and 
    E. Schütrumpf, 2000 (pp. ix, 464)
  • Dicaearchus of Messana: Text, Translation and Discussion = RUSCH X, ed. W. Fortenbaugh and E. Schütrumpf, 2001
  • Eudemus of Rhodes = RUSCH XI, ed. I. Bodnár and W. Fortenbaugh, 2002
  • Lyco of Troas and Hieronymus of Rhodes: Text, Translation and Commentary = RUSCH XII, ed. 
    W. Fortenbaugh and S. White, 2003
  • Aristo of Ceos: Text, Translation and Discussion = RUSCH XIII, ed. W. Fortenbaugh and S. White 2006
  • Heraclides of Pontus: Text and Translation = RUSCH XIV, ed. E. Schütrumpf et al. 2008
  • Heraclides of Pontus: Discussion = RUSCH XV, ed. W. Forenbaugh and E. Pender 2009
  • Strato of Lampsacus: Text, Translation, Discussion = RUSCH XVI, ed. M_L, Desclos and W. Fortenbaugh 2012

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