L'oeuvre de David l'Invincible et la transmission de la pensée grecque dans la tradition arménienne et syriaque

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J. R. Barnes
BRILL, 2009 - Philosophy - 238 pages
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David, a member of the Platonic school in Alexandria in the sixth century, is credited with several commentaries on Aristotle s logic: those commentaries, and their Armenian translations, form the subject of this book. An introduction, which discusses David and his place in the Greek and the Armenian traditions, is followed by a series of studies of the relations between the Greek texts and their Armenian translations: the aims are, first, to assess the value of the translations for the constitution of the original Greek, and secondly, to consider the ways in which the Armenian translations adapted the texts to suit their new readership. More generally, the book is concerned with the ways in which Greek thought was exported abroad to Armenia and to Syria: it is required reading for anyone who is interested in the circulation of ideas between east and west. Contributors include: Sen Arevshatyan, Jonathan Barnes, Valentina Calzolari, Henri Hugonnard-Roche, Gohar Muradyan, Michael Papazian, Manea Shirinian, Clive Sweeting, Albert Stepanyan, Aram Topchyan.
 

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Contents

David and the Greek Tradition
3
David et la tradition arménienne
15
La version arménienne des Prolegomena philosophiae de David
39
David the Invincibles Commentary on Porphyrys Isagoge
67
The Armenian Version of David the Invincibles Commentary
89
The Authorship of an Armenian Commentary on Aristotles
105
Remarks on David the Invincibles Commentary on Aristotles
114
The Relationship between the Armenian Translation of
137
La tradition grécosyriaque des commentaires dAristote
153
On the Basic Idea of the History of the Armenians by Moses
181
Bibliographie et liste des abréviations
197
Index codicum et papyrorum
219
Index verborum potiorum
233
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Valentina Calzolari, Ph.D. (1995) in Armenian Studies, Catholic University of Milan, is Professor of Armenian Studies at the University of Geneva and President of the Association Internationale des Etudes Arm niennes. She has published extensively on ancient Armenian Literature. Jonathan Barnes taught ancient philosophy at Oxford, Geneva, and Paris. He has published widely on many aspects of ancient thought.