By Rashed, Roshdi
Das vierte Buch der Kegelschnitte besteht aus zwei Teilen, deren erster eine Theorie der Pole und der Polare darlegt; der zweite behandelt die Zahl der Schnitt- und Ber??hrungspunkte beim Kegelschnitt. Das Buch warfare bisher nur in einer sehr fehlerhaften model einer griechischen Rezension des Eutokios bekannt. Roshdi Rashed legt nun erstmals die version einer arabischen ?bersetzung vor, deren Vorlage von dieser griechischen Textfassung unabh?¤ngig ist. Es handelt sich um eine wertvolle Wiederentdeckung, die daher auch in einem eigenen Band ver?¶ffentlicht wird. Er beinhaltet die editio princeps der arabischen model, eine genaue ?bersetzung und einen historisch-mathematischen Kommentar.
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10 angela longo and daniela patrizia taormina These different perspectives cover a wide range of theoretical aspects: from ethics (Longo, Mazzetti, Linguiti, Marsola) to epistemology (Morel, Taormina, Cornea), and from physics (Ninci, Eliasson, Linguiti, Mazzetti) to anthropology (Marsola). The volume opens with a liminaire article by T. Dorandi, ‘The school and texts of Epicurus in the early centuries of the Roman empire’ (Chapter 1). This study serves a preliminary function and helps frame the enquiry as a whole.
It consists of three parts: the first (ll. 8–13) concerns the headquarters of the Epicurean school at Athens; the second (ll. 13–23), gifts from the emperor to the Epicureans (one gift was granted, if only in part; another refused); finally, the third section (ll. 23–9) discusses certain regulations concerning succession within the school and the need to secure a future for the school itself. The context in which the letter was written was Heliodorus’ request for too big a favour from the emperor.
14 The first of these inscriptions may be dated to the mid second century ad; the other two, to the end of that century. Glucker takes the formula ὁ διάδοχος τῶν ἀπὸ Ζήνωνος λόγων to mean ‘a professor of Zenonian philosophy’; hence, διάδοχος Στωϊκός would simply mean ‘a professor of Stoic philosophy’. Glucker doubts that the succession of Epicurean scholars might have extended down to the Hadrianic age, and regards the figures of Popillius Theotimus and Heliodorus as two ‘semi-private διάδοχοι’ of the Epicurean αἵρεσις – prototypes for the kind of professors of Epicurean philosophy who later filled the chairs created by Marcus Aurelius.