Book Series Aristoteles Latinus, vol. IV 1-4, 2.3 editio altera


Analytica posteriora

Translationes Iacobi, Anonymi sive 'Ioannis', Gerardi et Recensio Guillelmi de Moerbeka

Laurentius Minio-Paluello, Bernardus G. Dod (eds)

  • Pages: 446 p.
  • Size:170 x 255 mm
  • Language(s):Latin
  • Publication Year:1968

  • ISBN: 978-90-04-03317-7
  • Hardback
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"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) 


The authorship of James of Venice for the medieval vulgate text of the Posterior Analytics is undisputed (1). Curiously enough, the manuscript tradition of this text also reveals the presence of two versions, which present the same kind of variants as those of Boethius' translations. However, the two versions have not been edited separately. Secondly, an anonymous twelfth-century translation has been preserved, which is attributed to a certain 'Ioannes' (2). Thirdly, the volume also contains, in accordance with the original but rather ambitious Aristoteles Latinus programme, the Arabic-Latin version by Gerard of Cremona (3). Finally, the revision of James' translation by William of Moerbeke is also included (4).