De Animalibus: Michael Scot's Arabic-Latin Translation
Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 1998; Series: Aristoteles Semitico-Latinus, 5
"Aristotle's De Animalibus has been a very important source of zoological knowledge both for the ancient Greeks and for the medieval Arabs and Europeans. The work has twice been translated into Latin, once direct from the Greek by William of Moerbeke and once by Michael Scot from an existing Arabic translation. Of these, Scot's translation is the oldest. The De Animalibus is composed of three sections: 'History of Animals' (10 books), 'Parts of Animals' (4 books) and 'Generation of Animals' (5 books). The present volume  contains the first critical edition of Scot's translation of the second edition. The edition of the third section is already available (1992), the first section is in preparation." - publisher
"Aafke M.I. van Oppenraay, Dr., studied Classics and Arabic at the University of Amsterdam and is now a fellow of the Constantijn Huygens Instituut in The Hague." - publisher
Volume 1: Not yet published.
Volume 2: Books XI-XIV: Parts of Animals.
"This volume makes available for the first time to the scholarly world the version of Aristotle's "Parts of Animals" that has long been one of the main sources of knowledge in Europe on the subject. Being a faithful translation of a translation produced by a Syriac-speaking Christian, the text also contributes to our knowledge of Middle Arabic." - publisher
Volume 3: Books XV-XIX: Generation of Animals.
"The volume includes very complete Latin-Arabic and Arabic-Latin word indexes and, as a supplement, the first complete word index to the original Greek text of `Generation of Animals'. The volume for the first time makes available to the scholarly world a version of Aristotle's `Generation of Animals' that has long been one of the main sources of knowledge in Europe on the subject. Being a faithful translation of a translation produced by a Syriac-speaking Christian, the text also contributes to our knowledge of Middle Arabic." - publisher
With a Greek Index to De Generatione Animalium by H.J. Drossaart Lulofs.
Last update December 6, 2021