Thursday, November 06, 2008

New Product: Aristoteles Latinus

"The critical edition of all medieval Greek-Latin translations of Aristotle (Aristoteles Latinus) is one of the main projects supervised and supported by the International Union of Academies. The most important objective of the project is to bring to evidence the various forms in which Aristotle’s texts came to be read in the West. The Latin versions of these texts constituted the main tools for the study of science and philosophy in the Middle Ages. They were considered as being the canonized littera to which all the commentaries on Aristotle’s works referred. The role played by these translations in the development of Western philosophical and scientific terminology can thus hardly be overestimated."

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