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Bibil Identifier bibil:247597
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Galen in Syriac: Rethinking Old Assumptions
Author Bhayro, Siam
Journal Aramaic Studies (Volume: 15, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2017
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2017
Year (Copyright) 2017
Year (Reference) 2017
Language English
Pages 132-154 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This article challenges a series of common assumptions regarding the Syriac translations of Galen: first, about the quality of the sixth-century Syriac translations; second, about the status and role of Syriac as a scientific language; and, third, about economic forces and the motivation for excellence in translation. Finally, the circumstances that produced so many incorrect assumptions, and permitted them to persist for so long, are briefly discussed.
DOI 10.1163/17455227-01502003
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Ancient Near East (in general) : Languages / Epigraphy : Semitic Languages : North-West Semitic : Aramaic : Late Aramaic : Eastern Aramaic : Syriac
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Medicine
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