Acroamatic vs Acroatic - What's the difference?

acroamatic | acroatic |

As adjectives the difference between acroamatic and acroatic

is that acroamatic is abstruse, esoteric while acroatic is acroamatic.




(en adjective)
  • abstruse, esoteric
  • oral; intended for listeners; applied to the esoteric teachings of Aristotle, those intended for his genuine disciples, in distinction from his exoteric or public doctrines
  • acroatic


    Alternative forms

    * acroatick (obsolete)


    (en adjective)
  • acroamatic
  • * 2001 : Rupert Woodfin, Judy Groves, and Richard Appignanesi, Introducing Aristotle , page 24
  • The poet Thomas Gray said that reading Aristotle was like eating dried hay. This is something of an exaggeration, but his writing can be hard work. It is generally agreed that these “esoteric''” (or “''acroatic ”) works are actually lecture notes, the working documents that he used on a daily basis for his teaching.