Against Aristotle on the Eternity of the World (Ancient by Philoponus ; Christian Wildberg (translator)

By Philoponus ; Christian Wildberg (translator)

Show description

Read Online or Download Against Aristotle on the Eternity of the World (Ancient Commentators on Aristotle) PDF

Similar ancient & medieval literature books

The Homeric hymns : interpretative essays

This is often the 1st number of scholarly essays at the Homeric Hymns, a corpus of 33 hexameter compositions that have been most likely recited at gala's of the gods whom they honoured and have been frequently attributed in antiquity to Homer. After a basic creation to fashionable scholarship at the Homeric Hymns, the essays of the 1st a part of the publication study intimately features of the longer narrative poems within the assortment, whereas these of the second one half supply serious cognizance to the shorter poems and to the gathering as a complete.

Virgil: Aeneid Book VIII (Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics)

Publication VIII is likely one of the most fascinating and significant books of Virgil's Aeneid. It comprises the stopover at of Aaneas to the positioning of the long run Rome, the tale of Hercules and Cacus, the episode among Venus and Vulcan and the outline of the nice symbolic safeguard of Aeneas. Mr Gransden's advent relates this ebook to the Aeneid as an entire considers the textual content in a variety of features: the topography, Virgil's experience of historical past, his typology and symbolism, his literary variety and his effect on next vernacular poetry.

Extra resources for Against Aristotle on the Eternity of the World (Ancient Commentators on Aristotle)

Sample text

Dated 1771. I–XXVIII. Costa, LF 90 (1967) 1 –8, Stein 3 n. 6. – 15 Jerusalem, Stavrou 64. Dated 1862. I–XV. – 28 Munich, gr. 8. 15th–16th cent. ). Stefanis 70 n. 11. – 47 Paris, Bibl. , supp. gr. 457. 18th cent. XXIX–XXX. Copy of Amadutius (Torraca (1990) 25 n. 21). – 52 Rome, Bibl. Casanatense, 420. 16th cent. I–XXIII. From a printed edition. Wendland (1898) 106–9, 192, Stein 7, 14 n. 3, Stefanis 79, Torraca (1994a) xii n. 8, 94. – 65 Venice, Bibl. Marciana, App. gr. cl. 43 (= Nanianus 266). 16th cent.

But a word exists for a bundle of documents tied together. That word is not ¾rmaq» but d” mh. The ‘strings’ or ‘chains’ are probably metaphorical. And so the man, as he enters the courtroom, cuts a ridiculous and ungainly figure by carrying a bulky jar in the front fold of his cloak, while his hands are full of an endless chain of little documents. This is the kind of picture that Dickens loves to draw, where farce and exaggeration teeter on the borders of the credible. Now see how a style of speech can characterise a man.

His breath will now be pungent. He goes to the Assembly, where he will meet townsmen, on whom he will pungently breathe. And he says that garlic smells as sweetly as perfume. There was (we infer) garlic in his gruel, and so there is garlic on his breath. In the town they smell not of garlic but of perfume. But perfume and garlic are all one to him. And he clomps his 20 T H E N AT U R E A N D P U R P O S E O F T H E C H A R A C T E R S way to town in boots too big for him, and talks too loud. Sound, sight, smell: a slovenly carefree inconsiderate yokel.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.70 of 5 – based on 16 votes