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The Hippocratic Corpus and its Commentators: East and West - 28-29-30/1/2015, Manchester (England)

28.09.2015

 

The fifteenth Colloque Hippocratique will take place in Manchester from 28–30 October 2015. It continues a long tradition of colloquia, initiated originally in Strasburg in 1972 by Louis Bourgey and Jacques Jouanna. This series of scholarly encounters has firmly established Hippocratic studies as an independent field of scholarship and produced some of the most important work in this area over the last three decades. The theme of the fifteenth reiteration of the Colloque Hippocratique will be the vast commentary tradition that engaged with various writings within the Hippocratic Corpus.

 

Galen is, of course, the best-known author; many of whose commentaries have come down to us not only in the original Greek, but also in Arabic, Latin, and Syriac translations. But many other Greek doctors explained and interpreted the various Hippocratic texts, be it in the first-century Asia Minor (e.g., Rufus of Ephesus) or sixth- and seventh-century Alexandria (e.g., the elusive John and Stephen of Alexandria). Given that some commentaries only survive in Latin, Syriac, Arabic, or Hebrew translations, their secondary transmission acquires tremendous importance. During the medieval and early modern period, physicians continued to write commentaries in Latin, Arabic and Hebrew, with the Aphorisms attracting the greatest exegetical attention.

 

FECHA/DATE/DATA: 28-29-30/1/2015

 

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Ellen Wilkinson Building, University of Manchester (Manchester, England)

 

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: David Langslow

 

INFO: arabiccommentaries@manchester.ac.uk

 

INSCRIPCIÓN/REGISTRATION/REGISTRAZIONE: gratis /free / gratuito - arabiccommentaries@manchester.ac.uk

 

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The colloquium is organised around five sessions, arranged roughly chronologically:

 

·         early commentaries

·         Galen

·         late antiquity

·         the Middle Ages (Latin, Arabic and Hebrew)

·         the Renaissance and the early modern period

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