By William W. Fortenbaugh, Robert W. Sharples, Michael G. Sollenberger

This quantity includes sleek versions of 3 physiological treatises through Theophrastus of Eresus, who used to be Aristotle's student and successor as head of the Peripatetic university. The treatises are focused on human phenomena of sweat, dizziness and fatigue, and convey shut ties to the modern clinical literature. The Greek textual content of every treatise is predicated on a brand new analyzing of the relevant manuscripts. The textual content is observed through an equipment of parallel textual content and variation readings. The excerpts of Photius, patriarch of Constantinople, are revealed less than the Theophrastean textual content with the intention to facilitate comparability. An English translation seems to be contrary the Greek textual content. There are short notes to the interpretation, and a fuller observation follows. Indices of vital phrases and themes and a selective bibliography entire each one version.

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Without special exercise or exertion. 23 Schneider vol. 2 p. 612 suggests that this sentence is a remnant of a new problem. 25 καί ούδ'ο'ι πονούντες ά λ λ ' όταν παύσωνται μάλλον ίδρώσιν, ουδέ συντείνοντες ουδέ κατέχοντες τό πνεύμα, α λ λ ' όταν ά ν ώ σ ι ν , έν τούτοις ή α ι τ ί α · πονούντων μέν γαρ υπό του πνεύματος αί φλέβες έμφυσώμεναι συμμύειν ποιούσι τούς πόρους, παυσαμένων δέ συνίζουσιν ώστε δι' εύρυτέρων καθά- 170 περ άνεωγμένων μάλλον έξέρχεται τό ύγρόν. καί ή κάθεξις δε τού πνεύματος πληροί τάς φλέβας ώστε κωλύει διϊέναι καθάπερ τό ύδωρ τό έκ τών κλεψύδρων, όταν γε πλήρεις ούσας τις έπιλάβη· όταν δ ' άνεθή τότ' έξέρχεται μηδενός έμφράττοντος.

112 άλυκώ alt. manu mg. Β: lac. c. 2 litt, ante λικώ A 113 θερμολουσίαις ή ψυχρολουσίαις alt. manu supra lin. Β: θερμολουσίας ή ψυχρολουσίας ή ψυχρολουσίας A (sine tert. ) D: θερμολουσία ή ψυχρολουσία Furl. 114 περικλύσει LSJ s. v. p. 1377: περικαύσει Α: πυριάσει Corny αρ. Sehn. t. 5 p. 174 αϋτη Β: αύτή (sic) Α: αύτη Grang. —συντίκτουσι—ποιοΰσιν Α: ένδιδόντες τούτο ποιοΰσιν, έαυτούς ώσπερ συντήκουσι Grang. : ας Α 121 καίπερ alt. manu mg. Β: καθάπερ A: fort, καίτοι ex Phot.

38 Cooling while sweating results in nausea, because moisture collects and attacks the region where breathing occurs. 39 Running in a cloak and applying oil cause lack of color on account of stifling. 40 During sleep there is more sweat, because everything is very moist and warm on account of the concentration of moisture and heat. SIGLA codex ex quo alii pendent A = Vaticanus Gr. 1302 (no. 16 Burnikel), saec. xi ν ineunte codices alii qui in hac editione citantur Β = Bernensis 402 (no. D. 1480 D = Ambrosianus Ρ 80 sup.

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