Theophrastus of Eresus: On Sweat, On Dizziness and on Fatigue


This volume contains modern editions of three physiological treatises by Theophrastus of Eresus, who was Artistotle's pupil and successor as head of the Peripatetic School.
The treatises are concerned with human phenomena of sweat, dizziness and fatigue, and exhibit close ties to the contemporary medical literature.
The Greek text of each treatise is based on a new reading of the principal manuscripts. The text is accompanied by an apparatus of parallel text and variant readings. The excerpts of Photius, patriarch of Constantinople, are printed below the Theophrastean text in order to facilitate comparison. An English translation appears opposite the Greek text. There are brief notes to the translation, and a fuller commentary follows. Indices of important words and topics and a selective bibliography complete each edition.
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Biographical Note

William W. Fortenbaugh, Ph.D. (1964) in Classics, University of Pennsylvania, is Professor Emeritus of Classics at Rutges University. He has published on various Peripatetic topics including Artistotle on Emotion (1975), founded Project Theophrastus and written Quellen zur Ethik Theophrasts (1984).
Robert W. Sharples, Ph.D. (1978) in Classics, University of Cambridge, is Professor of Classics at University College London. He has published commentaries on works by Plato, Cicero, Alexander of Aphrodisias and Boethius. He has also published commentaries on Theophrastean biology (1995) and physics (1998).
Michael G. Sollenberger, Ph.D. (1984) in Classics, Rutgers University, is Professor of Foreign Languages at Mount St. Mary's College, Maryland. He has published on the Peripatetic Lives of Diogenes Laertius and was the primary contributor to the vita section of the Theophrastean Source book (1992).

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' Another first-rate production from Project Theophrastus.
Tad Brennan, BMCR, 2004.


All those interested in ancient philosophy, medicine and the history of science as well as philologists who are concerned with the editing of Greek texts.


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