Aristotle: 'Historia Animalium': Volume 1, Books I-X: Text

Aristotle: 'Historia Animalium': Volume 1, Books I-X: Text

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David Balme's major critical edition of Aristotle's largest and perhaps least studied treatise is based on a collation of the 26 known extant manuscripts and a study of the early Latin translations. Begun in 1975, with his work towards the Loeb editio minor of books VII-X, this edition of all ten books, including a very full apparatus criticus, was largely complete by 1989 when Professor Balme died, but it needed extensive work to put it in publishable form. This work has been carried out by Allan Gotthelf, Balme's friend and associate. Volume I of the edition contains the complete text of the Historia Animalium, the critical apparatus, and Balme's introduction to the manuscripts, expanded and updated with the assistance of Friederike Berger, and in consultation with the editors of forthcoming editions of the extant medieval translations. A substantial index to the text has been provided by Liliane Bodson in collaboration with Professor Gotthelf.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 654 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 37mm | 820g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reissue
  • Worked examples or Exercises
  • 1107403413
  • 9781107403413
  • 2,390,426

Table of contents

Introduction; Text; Index.
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"This is a major work of scholarship dedicated to one of Aristotle's least studied treatises. It is not likely to be overtaken by other work dedicated to this subject for a long time to come. ...indispensable for the study of the Historia Animalium." Religious Studies Review
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