Workshop on Aetius of Amida - Books on Medicine

08.12.2016 - 09.12.2016

Organized by project A03 "The Transfer of Medical Episteme in the ‘Encyclopaedic’ Compilations of Late Antiquity" (Heads: Prof. Dr. Philip van der Eijk / Prof. Dr. Markham Geller)

Aetius of Amida (6th century CE) is the creator of a large medical encyclopaedia in 16 books, written in Greek and consisting almost exclusively of excerpts taken from earlier Greek medical writers (such as Galen). His work is a major testimony to the transfer of medical ideas in late antiquity. In Teilprojekt A03, we are studying Aetius’ methods of copying, abbreviation, compilation and reconfiguration of earlier medical material. We are also preparing critical editions and annotated translations of parts of his voluminous work.

 In this workshop, we will be discussing draft translations and notes of book I and selected passages from other books.

Participants: Eric Gowling (Glasgow University), Piero Tassinari (Cardiff University), Christine Salazar (HU Berlin), Matteo Martelli (BBAW), Sean Coughlin (HU Berlin), Mark Geller (FU Berlin), Lennart Lehmhaus (FU Berlin), Lucia Raggetti (FU Berlin), Theodor Kwasman (Universität Köln), Anna Leyman (HU Berlin), Ricarda Gäbel (HU Berlin), Philip van der Eijk (HU Berlin).

 Registration required: philip.van.der.eijk@hu-berlin.de

Zeit & Ort

08.12.2016 - 09.12.2016

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Institut für Klassische Philologie, Raum 3071, Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin-Mitte