Aristotle. Poetics. Editio maior of the Greek Text with Historical Introductions and Philological Commentaries, written by Tarán, L., Gutas, D.

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The new edition of Aristotle’s Poetics by Leonardo Tarán and Dimitri Gutas surpasses the work of their predecessors both in scope and in depth; it will be the standard text for many years to come. It does not put an end to all discussion of course. In this review instances are offered where the Greek, Syriac and/or Arabic text data can be interpreted in a different way, but in most cases one can only admire the solutions found by the editors.

Aristotle. Poetics. Editio maior of the Greek Text with Historical Introductions and Philological Commentaries, written by Tarán, L., Gutas, D.

in Mnemosyne



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Schrier 1997267-268.


Janko 198711.


Hugonnard-Roche 1993 esp. 21-23 and 200472-76.—It is useful to mention this/these revision(s) in the stemma codicum (Gutas 110 and Tarán 159) but the symbol ‘?’ and the line traced between it and ‘first Arabic revision(s)’ suggesting that the corrections are due to consultation of an unknown document have to be removed in my view.


Margoliouth 188754-56.


Bywater 1909 xxxiii-xxxiv Tkatsch 1928155-156Kassel 1966 2 Gutas 98 145 etc. (once: “Bar Šakko’s . . . statement summarizing 1450a9-10” p. 100 n. 57).


Dahiyat 19745-981 n. 4 Schrier 1997 268-272 and comp. above § 2.


Schramm 2005189 supposes that the lines 49b38-50a3 are consciously omitted (“athetiert”) by the Arabic translator or his model but offers no parallels for the application of this concept by Syro-Arabic translators.


For the lines 49b24-25 see Schrier 1997273-274; examination of the rest of the text led to the same result.


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