Galen in Syriac: Rethinking Old Assumptions
Brill Academic Publishers
© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2017
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This article challenges a series of common assumptions regarding the Syriac translations of Galen: first, about the quality of the sixth-century Syriac translations; second, about the status and role of Syriac as a scientific language; and, third, about economic forces and the motivation for excellence in translation. Finally, the circumstances that produced so many incorrect assumptions, and permitted them to persist for so long, are briefly discussed.
This is the author accepted manuscript. The final version is available from Brill via the DOI in this record.
Vol. 15 (2), pp. 132 - 154