Book Series Aristoteles Latinus, vol. III 1-4


Analytica priora

Laurentius Minio-Paluello (ed)

  • Pages: 514 p.
  • Size:170 x 255 mm
  • Language(s):Latin
  • Publication Year:1998

  • ISBN: 978-90-04-11215-5
  • 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) 


Boethius composed a double Latin version not only of the Categories, but of the Prior Analytics as well (1-2). However, the two versions have not been edited separately except for certain parts, the second version having been displayed, for the other parts, in the critical apparatus. Apart from these widespread texts, a good, but not quite successful anonymous twelfth-century translation of Aristotle's logic has come down to us (3). Special attention is paid to a set of Latin scholia to the Prior Analytics (4), the origin of which is disputed. According to L. Minio-Paluello and J. Shiel, they were translated by Boethius along with the Aristotelian text. According to recent research, however, they might go back to a translation by James of Venice.