A Companion to the Latin Medieval Commentaries on by Gabriele Galluzzo, Professor in the Department of Classics PDF

By Gabriele Galluzzo, Professor in the Department of Classics Languages Education and Philosophy Fabrizio Amerini

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Few philosophical books were so influential within the improvement of Western idea as Aristotle's Metaphysics. for hundreds of years Aristotle's so much celebrated paintings has been considered as a resource of proposal in addition to the place to begin for each research into the constitution of truth. now not unusually, the subjects mentioned within the ebook - the clinical prestige of ontology and metaphysics, the principles of logical truths, the notions of essence and lifestyles, the character of fabric items and their houses, the prestige of mathematical entities, simply to point out a few - are nonetheless on the centre of the present philosophical debate and are inclined to excite philosophical minds for a few years to return. This quantity reconstructs in fourteen chapters a specific part within the lengthy background of the Metaphysics by way of concentrating on the medieval reception of Aristotle's masterpiece, in particular from its creation within the Latin West within the 12th via 15th centuries. members comprise: Marta Borgo, Matteo di Giovanni, Amos Bertolacci, Silvia Donati, Gabriele Galluzzo, Alessandro D. Conti, Sten Ebbesen, Fabrizio Amerini, Giorgio Pini, Roberto Lambertini, William O. Duba, Femke J. Kok, and Paul J.J.M. Bakker.

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For, while there are some Greek terms that James always renders with the same Latin term, there are also a certain number of Greek words that he translates with different words. Nevertheless, this is not the case with key terms, which James translates in a fixed way, sometimes drawing on Boethius’s philosophical Latin vocabulary. Finally, it is important to call attention to the presence, in TJ, of simply transliterated terms and of untranslated ones. While the choice of introducing transliterations can be accounted as a stylistic one, this is not the case with terms which are kept untranslated.

Still, this is not enough. In fact, William has recourse to the second Greek manuscript not only in order to fill J’s material gaps but also in order to check the accuracy of some other passages which are attested also in J. 1, pp. 185–88. 1, pp. 22–24. 100 J is not one manuscript copy of Aristotle’s Met. ” It is likely that William took possession of this manuscript in Greece during a stay there and then carried it away to Italy. : among others, the presence of Latin annotations, ascribable to William himself and dating back to the time in which he was elaborating his translation.

1200, n. 1800. On this manuscript, its dating, and the dating of the text it hands down, see Vuillemin-Diem, “Jakob von Venedig,” pp. 8–9; Vuillemin-Diem, “Praefatio,” in: AL XXV 2, pp. xxiii–xiv; and Fernand Bossier & Jozef Brams, “Préface,” in: AL VII 2 (Leiden, 1990), pp. xiii–xv. 80 See Minio-Paluello, “Caratteristiche,” p. 106. , pp. 103–04. 82 Vuillemin-Diem describes it as suitable for a non-native speaker of Greek. For instance, he often makes recourse to transliterations in Latin, betraying some uncertainties about Greek vocabulary.

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