ʿAbd al-Laṭīf al-Baġdādī’s Philosophical Journey: From by Cecilia Martini Bonadeo PDF

By Cecilia Martini Bonadeo

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153 Against the background of the theological struggles of the fifth century, the Christians translated Greek logical works into Syriac,154 works which were considered necessary for the comprehension of the theological concepts and the dialectical strategy of argumentation with the regards to the heated Christological debate at that time. During this first “logical” period, the entire Organon, with the exception of the Poetics, was translated and commented on. 156 So the first Semitic language into which the Greek philosophical works were translated was Syriac.

But it partially survived in an Arabic version whose 87 D’Ancona (2000a), 311–326; D’Ancona (2002), 210–211. 88 Cf. above note 71. 89 Cf. above 22–23. 90 Asclepii In Aristotelis Metaphysicorum Libros A-Z Commentaria, CAG VI 2, 1. 2–3; 113. 1–2; 137. 2–3; 222. 2–3. 91 Asclepii In Aristotelis Metaphysicorum Libros A-Z Commentaria, CAG VI 2. On the transmission of ancient treatises through the notes of a disciple attending the course of his teacher cf. Richard (1950), 191–222. On the interpretation of Aristotle’s Metaphysics in the circle of Ammonius cf.

Walzer and Peters derived from this testimony the impression of a stylistic and chronological tripartite division in their evaluation of the different translation techniques: the 165 Endress (1997), 1–42. 166 The importance of this circle has been emphasized by G. Endress, who observes that some intellectuals, active between 750 and 850, shared in the style of translation, the geographical region, Baghdad, and the link with al-Kindī’s philosophy: Endress (1973); Endress (1997a), 43–76. 167 Cf. Salama Carr (1990).

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