COLLECTIF : « Pseudo-Galenica : The Formation of the Galenic Corpus from Antiquity to the Renaissance »

Dirigé par : Caroline PETIT, Simon SWAIN et Klaus-Dietrich FISCHER

Collection : Warburg Institute Colloquia

Volume : 34

Éditeur : University of London Press

Date : Juin 2021

Pages : 256

Présentation par l’éditeur :

The works of Galen of Pergamum (c. 129-216 CE) were fundamental in the shaping of medicine, philosophy, and neighboring areas of knowledge from antiquity through to the middle ages and early modern times, across a variety of languages and cultures. Yet as early as Galen’s own lifetime, spurious treatises crept into the body of his authentic works, despite his best efforts to provide the public with a catalogue of his own production (De libris propriis). For centuries, readers and scholars have used a fluid body of Galenic works, shaped by changing intellectual frameworks and social-cultural contexts. Several inauthentic works have enjoyed remarkable popularity, but this has had consequences in modern scholarship. The current reference edition of Galenic works (Kühn, 1821-1833) fails to distinguish clearly between authentic and inauthentic texts, and many works lack any critical study, which makes navigating the corpus unusually difficult. This new volume, arising from a conference held in 2015 at the Warburg Institute at the University of London and funded by the Wellcome Trust, will provide much-needed clarification about the boundaries of the Galenic corpus, identifying and analyzing the works that do not genuinely belong to Galen’s production.


Sommaire :

  1. Caroline Petit et Simon Swain, « Muddy Waters: Pseudo-Galenic Texts and the Formation of the Galenic Corpus »
  2. Vivian Nutton, « Three Pseudo-Galenic Texts: Pharmacology and Society in Imperial Rome »
  3. Véronique Boudon-Millot, « Is the Theriac to Piso Attributed to Galen Authentic? »
  4. Nathalie Rousseau, « Sur la langue du traité De Theriaca ad Pisonem attribué à Galien de Pergame »
  5. Laurence Totelin, « Easy Remedies – Difficult Texts: The Pseudo-Galenic Euporista »
  6. Marie Cronier, « Les manuscrits des Definitiones medicae pseudo-galéniques »
  7. Caroline Petit, « Four Works on Prognostic Attributed to Galen (Kühn vol. 19): New Hypotheses on Their Authorship, Transmission, and Intellectual Milieu »
  8. Siam Bhayro, « Pseudonymity and Pseudo-Galen in the Syriac Tradition »
  9. Mareike Jas, « Nicolaus of Rhegium as a Translator of Galen’s Works into Latin: The Case of the Historia philosopha »
  10. Petros Bouras-Vallianatos, « Pseudo-Galenic Texts on Urines and Pulse in Late Byzantium »
  11. Mauro Zonta†, « (Pseudo?-)Galen: About the Authenticity of Galen’s Περὶ ἀλυπίας in Medieval Hebrew, Compared to the Recently Found Greek Text »
  12. Allen Shotwell, « Alessandro Achillini and the 1502 Galen Opera Omnia: The Influence of Pseudo-Galenic Sources on Early Sixteenth-Century Anatomy »
  13. Stefania Fortuna, « Pseudo-Galenic Texts in Galen’s Editions (1490-1625) »
  14. Christina Savino, « Commentariis in Hippocratis librum Epidemiarum II uti non licet: G. B. Rasario and the False ‘Galenic’ Commentary on Epidemics II »
  15. Outi Merisalo, « La fortune du De spermate dans les éditions imprimées de Galien du XVIe au XVIIe »

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