Fortenbaugh, William W. 1936-

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FORTENBAUGH, William W. 1936-


Born July 10, 1936, in Philadelphia, PA; son of Samuel Byrod (a lawyer) and Katherine Francesca (Wall) Fortenbaugh; married Constance Lodge Dey, September 26, 1959; children: Anna Fortenbaugh Busby, Michael Wall, Peter Dey. Education: Princeton University, A.B., 1958; New College, Oxford, A.B., 1961; University of Pennsylvania, Ph.D., 1964.


Home—617 East Ave., Bay Head, NJ 08742. Office—Department of Classics, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1414. E-mail—[email protected]


Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, instructor, 1964-65, assistant professor, 1965-68, associate professor, 1968-79, professor of classics, 1979—, chair of department of classics and archaeology, 1988-90. University of Washington, Seattle, visiting professor, 1987. Project Theophrastus, director, 1979—; conference organizer.


Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy (president, 1976-77), Phi Beta Kappa.


Keasby scholar in England, 1958-61; grants from National Endowment for the Humanities, 1967, 1980-83, 1984-85, 1988; junior fellow, Center for Hellenic Studies, 1967-68, American Council of Learned Societies, 1972-73, Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung, 1976-77, 1991-92, Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study, 1990-91, and Bogliasco Foundation, 1999, 2003.


Aristotle on Emotion (monograph), Barnes & Noble (New York, NY), 1975, with new epilogue, 2002.

Quellen zur Ethik Theophrasts, B. R. Gruener Verlag (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 1984.

Theophrastean Studies (collected essays), Franz Schneider (Stuttgart, Germany), 2003.

Contributor to books, including The Classical World Bibliography of Philosophy, Religion, and Rhetoric, edited by W. Dolan, [New York, NY], 1978; Essays in Ancient Greek Philosophy, edited by J. P. Anton and A. Preus, [Albany, NY], 1983; A Companion to Aristotle's Politics, edited by D. Keyt and R. Miller, Basil Blackwell (Oxford, England), 1991; and Theory, Text, and Context, edited by C. Johnstone, State University of New York Press (Albany, NY), 1996. Contributor to periodicals, including American Journal of Philology, Classical World, Arethusa, Phronesis, and Classical Philology.


On Stoic and Peripatetic Ethics: The Work of Arius Didymus, Transaction Publishers (New Brunswick, NJ), 1983.

(With A. A. Long and P. M. Huby) Theophrastus of Eresus: On His Life and Works, Transaction Publishers (New Brunswick, NJ), 1985.

(With Robert. W. Sharples) Theophrastean Studies: On Natural Science, Physics and Metaphysics, Ethics, Religion, and Rhetoric, Transaction Publishers (New Brunswick, NJ), 1987.

(With P. Steinmetz) Cicero's Knowledge of the Peripatos, Transaction Publishers (New Brunswick, NJ), 1989.

(With D. Gutas) Theophrastus: His Psychological, Doxographical, and Scientific Writings, Transaction Publishers (New Brunswick, NJ), 1992.

(With P. M. Huby, R. W. Sharples, and D. Gutas; and translator,) Theophrastus of Eresus: Sources for His Life, Writings, Thought, and Influence, two volumes, E. J. Brill (Leiden, Netherlands), 1992, corrected edition, 1993.

(With D. Mirhady) Peripatetic Rhetoric after Aristotle, Transaction Publishers (New Brunswick, NJ), 1994.

(With E. Schütrumpf) Demetrius of Phalerum: Text, Translation, and Discussion, Transaction Publishers (New Brunswick, NJ), 2000.

(With E. Schütrumpf) Dicaearchus of Messana: Text, Translation, and Discussion, Transaction Publishers (New Brunswick, NJ), 2001.

(With I. Bodnár) Eudemus of Rhodes, Transaction Publishers (New Brunswick, NJ), 2002.

(With Stephen A. White) Lyco of Troas and Hieronymus of Rhodes: Text, Translation, and Discussion, Transaction Publishers (New Brunswick, NJ), 2004.

(With G. Wöhrle) On the Opuscula of Theophrastus, [Stuttgart, Germany], 2003.

(With Robert W. Sharples and Michael G. Sollenberger) On Sweat; On Dizziness; and On Fatigue: Theophrastus of Eresus, E. J. Brill (Boston, MA), 2003.

Editor of series, "Rutgers University Studies in Classical Humanities," Transaction Publishers (New Brunswick, NJ), 1983—. Member of editorial board, Rhetorica, 1987-93, and Philosophy and Rhetoric, 1989—.


The School of Aristotle, for Transaction Publishers; Theophrastus on Rhetoric and Poetics, for E. J. Brill.



Review of Metaphysics, September, 1994, Allan Gotthelf, review of Theophrastus of Eresus: Sourcesfor His Life, Writings, Thought, and Influence, p. 133; March, 1997, Jean Dietz Moss, review of Peripatetic Rhetoric after Aristotle, p. 635.