William W. Fortenbaugh’s Work on Theophrastus is a Must-Read

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William W. Fortenbaugh’s Work on Theophrastus is a Must-Read

William W. Fortenbaugh has released another great piece on classical philosophers with co-editors, titled “Theophrastus of Eresus: On Sweat, on Dizziness and Fatigue (Philosophia Antiqua)“. This edition features three dissertations on human physiology by Aristotle’s pupil Theophrastus. The newly edited and translated copy was published on February 1, 2003.

The book includes commentary accompanying each treatise and indices of words and subjects. The treatises recount the medical and philosophical literature of the period. Theophrastus of Eresus was Aristotle’s pupil and successor as head of the Peripatetic School. The studies in this work relate to the phenomena of sweat, dizziness, fatigue and show evidence of close ties to the contemporary medical literature.

“The Greek text of each treatise is based on a new reading of the principal manuscripts. The text is accompanied by an apparatus of parallel text and variant readings. The excerpts of Photius, patriarch of Constantinople, are printed below the Theophrastean text to facilitate comparison”, says a spokesperson for the edition.

The reader can take advantage of the brief notes provided for the translation and a fuller commentary that follows. Thorough guides of significant words and topics and a selective bibliography accompany each edition.

William W. Fortenbaugh, Ph.D. (1964) in Classics, University of Pennsylvania, is Professor Emeritus of Classics at Rutgers University. He has published on various Peripatetic topics, including Artistotle on Emotion (1975), founded Project Theophrastus, and written Quellen Zur Ethik Theophrastus (1984).

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