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Medieval Translation of Greek Texts
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This article explores the translations into Latin of Greek philosophical texts from the Carolingian Renaissance to William of Moerbeke. It concentrates mostly on the transmission of the works of two authors who have had the most significant influence on Western thought: Pseudo-Dionysius and Aristotle. The works of the former have been translated by Hilduin and then Erigena and other thinkers up to Robert Grosseteste over the course of almost five centur…

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Paolo di Leo, “Medieval Translation of Greek Texts”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, General Editor: Georgios K. Giannakis. Consulted online on 05 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000394>
First published online: 2013

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