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(c. 360 BCE – c. 300 BCE)

(Greek: Ἀριστόξενος) of Tarentum; Greek Peripatetic philosopher, and a pupil of Aristotle



  • Elements of Harmony (incomplete)
  • On rhythmics and metrics (fragment)
  • A treatise on meter (fragment)

Lost Works

  • Life of Pythagoras (Πυθαγόρου βίος)
  • On Pythagoras and his pupils (Περὶ Πυθαγόρου καὶ τῶν γνωρίμων αὐτοῦ)
  • On the Pythagorean life (Περὶ τοῦ Πυθαγορικοῦ βίου)
  • Pythagorean maxims or Pythagorean negations (Πυθαγορικαὶ ἀποφάσεις)
  • Educational customs or Rules of education (Παιδευτικοὶ νόμοι)
  • Political laws (Πολιτικοὶ νόμοι)
  • Mantinean character (Μαντινέων ἔθη)
  • Praise of Mantineans (Μαντινέων ἐγκώμιον)
  • Life of Archytas (Ἀρχύτα βίος)
  • Life of Socrates (Σωκράτους βίος)
  • Life of Plato (Πλάτωνος βίος)
  • On tonoi (Περὶ τόνων)
  • On music (Περὶ μουσικῆς)
  • On listening to music or Lecture course on music (Μουσικὴ ἀκρόασις)
  • On Praxidamas (Πραξιδαμάντεια)
  • On melodic composition or On music in lyric poetry (Περὶ μελοποιίας)
  • On musical instruments (Περὶ ὀργάνων)
  • On auloi (Περὶ αὐλῶν)
  • On auletes (Περὶ αὐλητῶν)
  • On the boring of auloi (Περὶ αὐλῶν τρήσεως)
  • On choruses (Περὶ χορῶν)
  • On tragic dancing (Περὶ τραγικῆς ὀρχήσεως)
  • Comparisons of dances (Συγκρίσεις)
  • On tragic poets (Περὶ τραγῳδοποιῶν)
  • Life of Telestes (Τελέστου βίος)
  • Miscellaneous table talk or Sympotic miscellany (Σύμμικτα συμποτικά)
  • Notes or Memorabilia (Ὑπομνήματα), Historical notes (Ἱστορικὰ ὑπομνήματα), Brief notes (Κατὰ βραχὺ ὑπομνήματα), Miscellaneous notes (Σύμμικτα ὑπομνήματα), Random jottings (Τὰ σποράδην)

Some or all works by this author were published before January 1, 1929, and are in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago. Translations or editions published later may be copyrighted. Posthumous works may be copyrighted based on how long they have been published in certain countries and areas.

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