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]

See also


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


  • Thomas, Rosalind (2002). Herodotus in context: ethnography, science and the art of persuasion. Cambridge University Press, ISBN 0-521-01241-4
  • Jonathan Barnes (ed.) (61995)The Complete Works of Aristotle, Volume 2, Princeton University Press, ISBN 0-691-01651-8