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THE SYRIAC VERSION OF HELLENISM De Lacy O’lery

Posted by on Jan 5, 2013 in Articles, Library | Comments Off on THE SYRIAC VERSION OF HELLENISM De Lacy O’lery

The subject proposed in the following pages is the history of the cultural transmission by which Greek philosophy and science were passed from Hellenistic surroundings to the Syriac speaking community, thence to the Arabic speaking world of Islam, and so finally to the Latin Schoolmen of Western Europe. That such a transmission did take place is known even to the beginner in mediæval history, but how it happened, and the influences which promoted it, and the modifications which took place en route, appear to be less generally known, and it does not seem that the details, scattered through...

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