Vindicatio Aristotelis

Two Works of George of Trebizond in the Plato-Aristotle Controversy of the Fifteenth Century

Edited and Translated by John Monfasani

Vindicatio Aristotelis

Edited and Translated by John Monfasani

Distributed for ACMRS Press

1,100 pages | 15 halftones, 1 line drawing | 6 x 9
Cloth $180.00 ISBN: 9780866986311 Will Publish May 2021

The Greek philosopher George of Trebizond started the Plato-Aristotle Controversy of the Renaissance with two works published in Rome in the late 1450s. The first was his Protectio Aristotelis Problematum (The Protection of Aristotle’s Problemata), which was as much a treatise on translation as it was a polemic in defense of Aristotle. The second was his Comparatio Philosophorum Platonis et Aristotelis (A Comparison of the Philosophers Plato and Aristotle)

This publication is the critical edition. It analyze the background, themes, and arguments of the works, as well as offering the texts themselves in new English translations.

Contents
Part I. Georgii Trapezuntii Comparatio Philosophorum Platonis et Aristotelis et De Prestantia Aristotelis
Preface
Table of Plates
Introduction
1. Date
2. Background
3. Themes
4. Descriptions of Manuscripts and the Editio Unica
5. Fortuna
6. Principles of the Edition
7. Sigla for Manuscripts Cited in the Footnotes
8. Two Prefaces and an Oration to Mehmed II
The Text: Georgii Trapezuntii Comparatio Philosophorum Platonis et Aristotelis et De Prestantia
Aristotelis

Part II. Georgii Trapezuntii in Perversionem Problematum Aristotelis a Quodam Theodoro Cage Editam et Problematice Aristotelis Philosophie Protectio
Table of Plates
Introduction
1. Background
2. Themes and Arguments
3. Ludwig Mohler’s Edition and the Manuscripts
4. Principles of the Edition
The Text: Georgii Trapezuntii in Perversionem Problematum Aristotelis Protectio

Appendix 1: Concordance between the Problems in George of Trebizond’s Translation of the Aristotelian Problemata and the Problems in Modern Editions of the Greek Text
Appendix 2: Problems Discussed by George of Trebizond in His Protectio Aristotelis Problematum
Appendix 3: George of Trebizond’s Two Tabulae Problematum in MS BAV, Urb. Lat. 1322
Appendix 4: An Edition of Books 1, 4, and 30 of the Aristotelian Problemata in George of Trebizond’s Latin Translation
Appendix 5: Theodore Gaza’s Preface to Pope Nicholas V for His Translation of Pseudo-Aristotle’s Problemata
Appendix 6: Preface of Nicolaus Gupalatinus to Pope Sixtus IV for Theodore Gaza’s Translation of pseudo-Aristotle’s Problemata
Addenda-Corrigenda to George of Trebizond and Collectanea Trapezuntiana
Abbreviations
Bibliography
Index Auctorum
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