Buchnummer des Verkäufers
The first stage of a multi-volume translation now in paperback
These two volumes present texts, critical apparatus, and English translation of fragments and testimonia relating to Theophrastus, Aristotle's pupil and successor as head of the Lyceum. Texts include an introduction, an index of Theophrastean texts, and concordances with other collections.
From the Back Cover: This is the first to appear of the projected volumes of commentary to accompany the texts and translations on Theophrastus of Eresus: Sources for his Life, Writings, Thought and Influence, edited by W.W. Fortenbaugh and others (FHSG, Philosophia Antiqua 54; Leiden, Brill 1992). It covers the ancient secondary evidence for Theophrastus' views on physiology, zoology and botany; the transmission, reliability and doctrinal content of the reports in the text-and-translation volume are all discussed in detail, and general overviews are provided. The commentary is an indispensable accompaniment to the text-and-translation volume, and the two together will be an important resource for students of the history of the biological sciences in antiquity.