Anicii Manlii Severini Boethii De divisione liber: Critical by Professor & Chair of Centre for Medieval Studies John Magee

By Professor & Chair of Centre for Medieval Studies John Magee

This quantity presents the 1st severe variation of Boethius' De divisione. the significance of Boethius' treatise is twofold: it used to be greatly learn within the medieval colleges, and it preserves the one identified vestiges of Porphyry's observation on Plato's Sophist and of Andronicus' treatise on diaeresis.
The booklet is in 4 major sections: prolegomena in 3 elements, facing the date, source(s), and textual content of De divisione; serious textual content with gear and English translation; specific philological and philosophical remark; appendix, bibliography, and note index.
This is the 1st variation of De divisione in keeping with the earliest extant manuscripts, and the 1st whole observation in any sleek language. will probably be of specific curiosity to scholars of later historic and medieval philosophy and literature.

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26 Between these four sources there is no significant coherence. 27 MoreCf. Talamanca, "Schema" 74. Cf. J 330; Talamanca, "Schema" 68f. 24 Cf. Mansfeld, Heresiography 81 ("of the differentiae" is a slip); Talamanca, "Schema" 74f. 25 DW. ; cf. sag. 6,13ff. 26 Cf. "Boethius ... , n. , n. 224; 66, with n. ). 27 There is near agreement only in connection with what B. calls the per se tropes, which is no reason to conclude that Andronicus is the common source; for the study of diaeresis was ve1y ancient and widespread.

Q>' evoc; I 7tpoc; l::v tropes. He splits the whole I parts and spoken sound I significations (differently than Boethius) tropes and the secundum se classification (as in Philoponus). He does not mention Andronicus, the (later) Peripatos, or Porphyry. , GG I 3, p. 131 ,35ff. q>' evoc; I 7tpoc; l::v tropes, which, along with the three incidental tropes, he rejects (cf. Sclwl. Marc. ). He does not mention Andronicus, the Qater) Peripatos, Porphyry (the philosopher), or the secundum se I accidens dichotomy but does name Philoponus (135,4).

That De di:visione is a distillation of prolegomena serves as a corollary to the assumption and is founded on the parallels with Porphyry's Isagoge. Boethius may or may not have possessed a copy of Porphyry's Sophist commentary proper. 19 (b) Boethius faithfully reproduced what Porphyry said about Andronicus and the later Peripatos. ryrium sequens (cf. 160aS) and affords useful points of comparison with Porphyry's "question and answer" 17 V. Procli 27. The Terence scholia may be another candidate for comparison, although their confused state of transmission would probably tend only to weaken Shiel's thesis.

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