On winds / Theophrastus of Eresus ; [edition, translation and commentary] by Robert Mayhew.

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Theophrastus [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
  • Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2018]
  • ©2018
Description
x, 374 pages ; 25 cm.

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"In 'Theophrastus of Eresus: On Winds', Robert Mayhew provides a critical edition of the Greek text with English translation and commentary on the sole Peripatetic treatise devoted specifically to winds, by Aristotle's successor in the Lyceum. This is the first edition of this text to appear in over forty years, and the first ever to make use not only of the twelve medieval manuscripts but also of the Oxyrhynchus papyrus fragment of this work (first published in 1986). The lengthy commentary attempts to explain this difficult (and often corrupt) text and its relationship to Aristotle's meteorological theory and scientific methodology."-- Provided by publisher.
Notes
Edited primarily from the manuscript Vatican City, Biblioteca apostolica vaticana Vat. Gr. 1302 and from the Oxyrhynchus papyrus 3721.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-361) and indexes.
Language note
Text in Greek with English translation on facing pages (pages 28-67). Introduction in English. Extensive commentary (pages 68-356) in English.
Contents
Introduction: The text ; The translation and commentary ; Aristotle and Theophrastus on the nature of wind ; The structure of On winds ; An Aristotelian windrose ; Abbreviations ; Sigla ; Sigla codicum -- Text and translation -- Commentary.
Other title(s)
  • Theophrastus of Eresus: On winds
  • Oxyrhynchus papyri. 3721.
ISBN
  • 9789004351820 ((hardback ; : alkaline paper))
  • 9004351825 ((hardback ; : alkaline paper))
LCCN
2017028022
OCLC
999672084
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