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Aristoteles Latinus

1-4. (2 et 3 editio altera) Analytica posteriora

Edited by Minio-Paluello and Dod

One of Aristotle's most renowned and influential logical works is the Posterior Analytics, containing his theory on scientific demonstration. It was not known to Western scholars until the twelfth century, when it was translated three times within a span of 30 years. The most widespread translation goes back to James of Venice. It is justly called "vulgate", since it is preserved in about 300 manuscripts. Another version, ascribed to a certain "Ioannes", is extant in its entirety in only one manuscript. Thirdly, the Posterior Analytics was translated from Arabic by Gerard of Cremona. One century later, William of Moerbeke did a revision of James' translation.
This volume presents the critical edition of these four versions, which are described in the introduction. The appendix includes some specimens from printed editions of Averroes' commentary on the Posterior Analytics. The indexes contain a Greek-Latin and Latin-Greek lexicon of each of the three Greek-Latin translations and a Latin index of Gerard's version.
The reprint of this 1968 edition of Aristoteles Latinus will be welcomed by all scolars devoted to the history of Mediaeval logic and philosophy.

Beginnings and Discoveries: Polydore Vergil's De inventoribus rerum

An Unabridged Translation and Edition with Introduction, Notes and Glossary

Beno Weiss and Louis C. Pérez

An unabridged translation and edition with introduction, notes and glossary. First publication of the integral text in the English language.



One of the earliest and most important works of biblical interpretation is a Latin text that is commonly known as the Liber Antiquitatum Biblicarum. It was written in the first second century C.E. and is thus a great source of illumination for the period and milieu out of which arose various Jewish sects and Christianity.
This book offers the Latin text of LAB, a dramatically new translation, a commentary that deals extensively with LAB's place in ancient biblical exegesis, and an introduction that treats the major problems associated with LAB (e.g. date, original language, manuscript tradition, exegetical techniques).
The author seeks to illuminate LAB in new ways by reconstructing the original Hebrew when that is useful, and by bringing new and pertinent evidence from the Bible, from Rabbinic literature, and from early Christian literature.
With an introduction and indexes by H. Vanhulst.