Theophrastus On first principles : (known as his Metaphysics) : Greek text and medieval Arabic translation / edited and translated with introduction, commentaries and glossaries, as well as the medieval Latin translation, and with an excursus on Graeco-Arabic editorial technique by Dimitri Gutas.

Author
Theophrastus [Browse]
Uniform title
Format
Book
Language
  • English
  • Arabic
  • Ancient Greek (to 1453)
  • Latin
Published/​Created
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010.
Description
xxiii, 506 pages ; 25 cm.

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Summary note
"The short aporetic essay On First Principals by Theophrastus, thought to have been transmitted as his Metaphysics, is critically edited for the first time on the basis of all the available evidence - the Greek manuscripts and the medieval Arabic and Latin translations - together with an introduction, English translation, extensive commentary, and a diplomatic edition of the medieval Latin translation. This book equally contributes to Graeco-Arabic studies as ancilla of classical studies and includes the first critical edition of the Arabic translation with an English translation and commentary, a detailed excursus on the editorial technique for Greek texts whose medieval Arabic translations are extant as well as for the Arabic translations themselves, and a complete Greek and Arabic glossary as a blueprint for future lexica."--Jacket.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. [481]-490) and indexes.
Language note
Text of Theophrastus' On first principles in Greek with English translation on facing pages; followed by a version in medieval Arabic with English translation on facing pages; followed by a Latin version translated by Bartholomew of Messina. Introduction and commentary in English.
Other title(s)
On first principles
ISBN
  • 9789004179035 ((hardback ; : alk. paper))
  • 9004179038 ((hardback ; : alk. paper))
  • 9789004189836 ((electronic bk.))
  • 9004189831
LCCN
2009038896
OCLC
439211067
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