Book ID: CBB001552575

De motu animalium. Fragmenta translationis anonymae (2011)


Aristotle (Author)
De Leemans, Pieter (Editor)


Publication Date: 2011
Physical Details: xcii + 69 pp.
Language: Latin

It was in the translation by William of Moerbeke, made in the early sixties of the thirteenth century, that Aristotle's texts on the movement of animals (De motu animalium) and on the progression of animals (De progressu animalium) were known to medieval readers. They circulated at the University of Paris as a part of Aristotle's Books on Animals (Book XI and XII respectively), but also figured in a collection of short Aristotelian and pseudo-Aristotelian treatises (including the physiological Parva Naturalia). This volume offers the first critical edition of another translation of De motu animalium which is only known indirectly, through Albert the Great's paraphrase De principiis motus processivi. Albert had based this paraphrase on a translation he had found during his travels "in Campania iuxta Greciam". This translation has since been lost. The edition attempts a reconstruction, based on a comparison of Albert's text to the Greek sources. The discovery of a Greek manuscript that is closely related to the model used by the anonymous translator appears to confirm the hypothesis that the translation was made in Southern Italy.

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Essay Review Rossi, Pietro B. (2014) De motu animalium. Fragmenta translationis anonymae and De progressu animalium, De motu animalium. Translatio Guillelmi de Moerbeka. Aestimatio: Critical Reviews in the History of Science (pp. 71-88). unapi

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Authors & Contributors
De Leemans, Pieter
Rossi, Pietro B.
Fontaine, Resianne
Forster, Regula
Monteil, Jean-François
De Young, Gregg
Aleph: Historical Studies in Science and Judaism
Aestimatio: Critical Reviews in the History of Science
Variations: Literaturzeitschrift der Universität Zürich
Revista española de filosofía medieval
Suhayl: Journal for the History of the Exact and Natural Sciences in Islamic Civilisation
Ziran Kexueshi Yanjiu (Studies in the History of Natural Sciences)
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium)
Harrassowitz Verlag
New York University
Transmission of texts
Transmission of ideas
Petrus de Abano
Judah Ha-Cohen
Falaquera, Shem Tov Ben Joseph
Gerard of Cremona
Middle and Near East
13th century
14th century
Early modern
12th century
Ming dynasty (China, 1368-1644)
Université de Paris
Jesuits (Society of Jesus)

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