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Un traité astronomique et météorologique syriaque attribué a Denys l'Aréopagite


Edited and Translated by M.-A. Kugener
Kugener here gives an edition of the Syriac text, along with a thoroughly annotated French translation, of this unique astronomical and meteorological treatise attributed to Dionysius the Areopagite and later used in the 13th cent. by Jacob bar Shakko.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
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SKU (ISBN): 978-1-61719-549-5
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Publication Status: In Print

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 590
Publication Date: Sep 24,2012
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 72
Language: French
ISBN: 978-1-61719-549-5
$47.00

This unique astronomical and meteorological treatise attributed to Dionysius the Areopagite survives in only one manuscript: British Library Add. ms. 7192 (olim Rich 7192), probably of the 7th cent. Kugener here gives an edition of the Syriac text along with a French translation, which is very thoroughly annotated. In his introduction, Kugener describes the manuscript, outlines the treatise, discusses the date of composition, the possible author (including why it was attributed to Dionysius), and the style and language of the treatise. At the end of the translation, Kugener gives an index of significant Syriac words in the text, with some lexical observations. This treatise continued to be studied long after it was written, since it was used in the 13th cent. by Jacob bar Shakko in his Book of Treasures, and today it continues to be of interest especially to readers concerned with science in late antiquity.

This unique astronomical and meteorological treatise attributed to Dionysius the Areopagite survives in only one manuscript: British Library Add. ms. 7192 (olim Rich 7192), probably of the 7th cent. Kugener here gives an edition of the Syriac text along with a French translation, which is very thoroughly annotated. In his introduction, Kugener describes the manuscript, outlines the treatise, discusses the date of composition, the possible author (including why it was attributed to Dionysius), and the style and language of the treatise. At the end of the translation, Kugener gives an index of significant Syriac words in the text, with some lexical observations. This treatise continued to be studied long after it was written, since it was used in the 13th cent. by Jacob bar Shakko in his Book of Treasures, and today it continues to be of interest especially to readers concerned with science in late antiquity.

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