By Stefan Alexandru
During this annotated severe variation of Aristotle’s Metaphysics Lambda Stefan Alexandru explores and makes use of for the 1st time various formerly overlooked textual resources, written in Greek, Latin, Arabic, and Hebrew. The 12th ebook of the Metaphysics, initially an self sustaining treatise, is important for the knowledge of Aristotle’s philosophy, basically as the doctrine of the Unmoved Mover is nowhere else set forth in better detail.
Not purely all of the forty-two previously recognized Greek codices were collated, but additionally commentaries and translations. in addition, a hitherto undiscovered, self sufficient manuscript, representing a tenuous and especially helpful department of the direct culture, is minutely investigated. The rfile in query, preserved within the Vatican, is an autograph of the Byzantine humanist and Ecumenical Patriarch Gennadios II Scholarios.
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4 κινοῦντι in margine 22 ὡς alt. eadem manu supra lin. scripto 5 10 15 20 25 1076a cod. vat. gr. 115 21 Fol. 155r, ll. 1–3 τοῦ παντὸς οὐσίαν ποιοῦσιν (οὐδὲν γὰρ ἡ ἑτέρα τῇ ἑτέρᾳ συµβάλλεται οὖσα ἢ µὴ οὖσα) 1076a2 καὶ ἀρχὰς πολλάς· τὰ δὲ ὄντα οὐ βούλεται πολιτεύεσθαι κακῶς.
1071b16 µὴν C M Eb2: τοίνυν vulg. 1072a3 προτέραν C M Eb2: πρότερον εἶναι Ha Pb: πρότερον cett. 1073b38 συντεθεῖσθαι Eb2 C M: συντεθεῖναι Ja a : συντεθεῖσαι cett. 1074b2 παραλελειµµένα M Eb2: καταλελειµµένα cett. 1074b4 προῆκται Eb2 Ps-Alc: προῖκται C M V k: προσῆκται cett. 1075b12 ῥαθυµήσει Eb2: ῥαθυµήσῃ C M T E γρ: ῥαθυµήσι V k: ῥυθµίσῃ vulg. , a: εἴ τε vulg. The codex used by the corrector of Eb appears to have been more closely related to M than to C and V k: 1074b2 παραλελειµµένα M Eb2: καταλελειµµένα C V k cett.
1069a36 om. , Ib Pb 1070b13 αὑτό Es : αὑτά Eb ante corr. , Ib Pb 1070b28 ὑγίεια Es : ὑγεία Eb Ha Ib Pb 1072a23 ὥστ ᾽E Es J Eb correctus: ὥστε εἰ Ha Ib Pb 1072a23 τοίνυν E Eb2 Es J: om. Eb1 Ha Ib Pb 1072b15 ἡ E Es J: om. ἡ Eb Ha Ib Pb 1074a3 τῇ θέσει Es: om. Eb1 Ha1 Pb Ib ante corr. 1074b17 µηδὲν νοεῖ E M : µὴδ’ ἐννοεῖ Ab J Es : µὴδ’ ἐννοεῖ τι Eb1 Ha Pb: µηδὲν νοεῖ τι Ib correctus 1075b33 ἄρα alt. Es V d : om. ἄρα alt. Eb1 Ib Pb Ha initio confirm this supposition. iii. In 1074a13 most descendants of θ agree with Es against the other representatives of the α family: 1074a13 σφαῖραι E Ib J Jb Lc : σφαῖραι τε Es Ha Pb: σφαίρέταί Eb: φοραὶ V d This makes it at least plausible to assume that the members of the group Eb Es Ha Ib Pb descend from a lost exemplar (ζ).
Aristotle's Metaphysics Lambda: Annotated Critical Edition Based upon a Systematic Investigation of Greek, Latin, Arabic and Hebrew Sources (Philosophia Antiqua, Volume 135) by Stefan Alexandru