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A Tract of Plutarch on the Advantage to be Derived from One's Enemies


This Syriac edition with English translation is the historic first printing of such an edition of the manuscript available to European scholars. The unusual nature of Syriac monks translating the work of the Greek heathen Plutarch give this document inherent historical value.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
Availability: In stock
SKU (ISBN): 1-59333-484-2
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Publication Status: In Print

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 7
Publication Date: Nov 1,2006
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 56
Languages: English, Syriac
ISBN: 1-59333-484-2
$43.00
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The rare occasion of Syriac monks translating the work of a Greek heathen author make this present tract of considerable interest. Nestle gives an English translation as well as a Syriac edition of Plutarch’s tract on “The Advantage to be Derived from One’s Enemies,” from a manuscript dating from the sixth or seventh century. Also included is a comparative index of the significant Greek/Syriac words. The present edition is the historic first printing of a Syriac edition made available to European scholars of an overlooked manuscript of the Sinaitic Covent material.

Eberhard Nestle (1851-1913) was a renowned biblical scholar who taught at Tubingen University. He is best known for his work on the Nestle Edition of the Greek New Testament.

The rare occasion of Syriac monks translating the work of a Greek heathen author make this present tract of considerable interest. Nestle gives an English translation as well as a Syriac edition of Plutarch’s tract on “The Advantage to be Derived from One’s Enemies,” from a manuscript dating from the sixth or seventh century. Also included is a comparative index of the significant Greek/Syriac words. The present edition is the historic first printing of a Syriac edition made available to European scholars of an overlooked manuscript of the Sinaitic Covent material.

Eberhard Nestle (1851-1913) was a renowned biblical scholar who taught at Tubingen University. He is best known for his work on the Nestle Edition of the Greek New Testament.

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