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CMG Supplementum Orientale V 3

Galeni In Hippocratis Epidemiarum librum VI commentariorum I-VIII versionem Arabicam edidit, in linguam Anglicam vertit Uwe Vagelpohl, Berlin 2022

The forthcoming volume offers the first critical edition of the medieval Arabic translation of Galen's Commentary on Book 6 of the Hippocratic Epidemics produced by Ḥunayn ibn Isḥāq (d. ca. 870). The edition is based on all extant Arabic textual witnesses, including the Arabic secondary transmission. Only about two thirds of the Greek original of this text is extant; the Arabic translation is therefore the only complete witness to this important work. The number and extent of quotations from this commentary in medieval Arabic medical writings, which are documented in the introduction to the volume, demonstrate that it became a crucial source for the development of medicine in the Islamic world. It also gave rise to a wide range of didactic writings which illustrate its importance for medical teaching. The English translation aims to convey some of the flavour of the Arabic text. The volume also contains comprehensive indices that map out the terminology and style of the translation. Link to the publisher's homepage here.

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Corpus Medicorum Graecorum V 13,2

[Galeni] Definitiones medicas edidit et in linguam Germanicam vertit Jutta Kollesch, Berlin 2023

The collection of medical definitions from the late first or early second century AD, which has come down to us under the name of Galen, was last published in 1830 in the complete edition of Galen's works by C. G. Kühn, who essentially only printed Chartier's text from 1679 for it. Based on a meticulous reappraisal of the manuscript tradition, the edition presented here offers for the first time a scholarly text that undergoes significant changes compared to the previous edition, both in the arrangement of the definitions and in its inventory. A German translation - also the first of this text - makes the collection available to a wider readership. Extensive indices complete the volume. Link to the publisher's homepage here.

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Corpus Medicorum Graecorum V 6,1,3

Galeni De locis affectis V-VI edidit, in linguam Germanicam vertit Carl Wolfram Brunschön

Galen of Pergamon, in his six-book treatise De locis affectis (On the recognition of diseased parts of the body), develops a method with the help of which the ancient physician can identify the diseased part of the body, even if it cannot be perceived directly. In Books V and VI, the diseased parts dealt with are mainly in internal organs from the heart downwards in the order a capite ad calcem. In particular, damage to activity, pain, excretions, unnatural growths, body colour and pulse are used and interpreted as indications. Using examples from his own practice, Galen illustrates the therapeutic success associated with such a procedure.
The present volume offers the first critical edition of Books V and VI of this central Galenic writing. Based on all known Greek textual witnesses, the text has been reconstituted and translated into German. Link to the publisher's homepage here.