Book Series Aristoteles Latinus, vol. I 1-5


Categoriae vel Praedicamenta

Translatio Boethii - Editio composita, Translatio Guillelmi de Moerbeka, Lemmata e Simplicii Commentario Decerpta, Pseudo-Augustini Paraphrasis Themistiana

Laurentius Minio-Paluello (ed)

  • Pages: 258 p.
  • Size:170 x 255 mm
  • Language(s):Latin
  • Publication Year:1961

  • ISBN: 978-90-04-03313-9
  • Hardback
  • Available


"These volumes, in addition to providing us with fine critical editions of the various Latin versions of the medieval Aristotelian corpus, contain a wealth of information about many aspects of medieval intellectual history." (R. Forrai, in: Bryn Mawr Classical Review, 2011.02.11)


Lorenzo Minio-Paluello (1907-1986) 


This volume contains five Latin versions of Aristotle's Categories. Numbers 1 and 2 both stem from Boethius, who is responsible for the Latin translations that were most widespread. One of them is more literal, the other more elegant. William of Moerbeke, on the other hand, was the author of a Latin version not only of Aristotle's work (3), but also of Simplicius' commentary, which contains the abbreviated lemmas of the Aristotelian text (4). Moreover, Aristotle's work was known by means of a Roman paraphrase attributed to Augustin and influenced by Themistius (5).