By Professor & Chair of Centre for Medieval Studies John Magee

This quantity presents the 1st severe version of Boethius' De divisione. the significance of Boethius' treatise is twofold: it used to be commonly 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 components, facing the date, source(s), and textual content of De divisione; severe textual content with equipment and English translation; targeted philological and philosophical statement; appendix, bibliography, and be aware index.
This is the 1st variation of De divisione in accordance with the earliest extant manuscripts, and the 1st whole statement in any smooth language. it is going to be of specific curiosity to scholars of later historic and medieval philosophy and literature.

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4,11; David, Prol. sag. XXXV 29; Georg. , Pros. , Epit. 704al5. 32 Cf. below, liv; "Boethius ... and Andronicus" 558, n. J 329. yJl

Dropped out of the prearchetype and was 1·eintegrated at the wrong place in the archetype (see below, lxiii), which opens the door to the possibility of its being an authorial (exposut) revision. BuL· (a) The two sentences of which the one under consideration is the second probably fell out of the pre-archetype through a mechanical error (homoioarkhton). (b) The hypothesis does not explain the error in respect of the first sentence, which appears to be an integral part of the immediately preceding idea as it was originally conceived.

Praef. ; Hebd. ; cf. CPh. I 1,10; I 3,12. sag. II 135,5ff. 56 In Perih. ; Intr. cat. syll. 793d3ff. = Antepr. 76lc9ff. DATE OF DE DIVIS/ONE XXXIII Conclusions. McKinlay's findings may be dismissed without further ado, while Kappelmacher ventured no date of composition, relative or absolute, for De divisione. That leaves Brandt and DeRijk. Both agree 57 that De divisione postdates In Isagogen II, which DeRijk dates to ca. e. after ca. 511 ). 58 We have seen that posteriority to In Isagogen II, whatever its date, can be established, but only indirectly.

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