PIETRO DABANO E LE TRADUZIONI LATINE DI GALENO

Stefania Fortuna

Abstract


Peter of Abano translated from Greek at least six works of Galen. These translations did not widely circulate either in manuscripts or printed editions. The previous Latin translations from Arabic were preferred in the University medical teaching, and the successive translations from Greek by Niccolò of Reggio obscured the ones by Peter of Abano. Moreover, the Greek sources used by Peter of Abano do not seem to belong to a tradition different from that of the preserved manuscripts. Nevertheless, Peter of Abano stands out as an original investigator of Greek medical texts.  Key words: Peter of Abano - Latin Translations - Latin and Greek Manuscripts - Editions

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