Plotinus arabus rides again

Arabic Sciences and Philosophy 21 (1):57-84 (2011)
The extant texts of the Arabic Plotinus contain material from Enneads IV-VI without, however, covering the Plotinian treatises in their entirety, nor preserving their traditional order ??? a circumstance which raises questions about scope and structure of the original Arabic Plotinus source. This article aims to contribute to the discussion by presenting newly discovered fragments of an Arabic translation of Ennead IV.6 , one of the ten treatises that are not represented in the Arabic Plotinus corpus as it is currently known. Section I of the article introduces the text within which the new fragments are found: Maq??la I of Kit??b al-???iss wa-al-ma???s??s , the Arabic adaptation of Aristotle's Parva Naturalia . In Section II the Arabic fragments are presented in comparison with their Greek counterparts. Section III addresses the question whether these new fragments stem from the same original translation as the other fragments of the Arabic Plotinus. Section IV discusses the implications which the appearance of the new fragments may have for our views on the Arabic Plotinus as well as on the genesis of Kit??b al-???iss wa-al-ma???s??s. R??sum?? Les textes pr??serv??s du Plotin arabe contiennent des mat??riaux provenant exclusivement d' Enn??ades IV-VI. Ils ne couvrent cependant pas les trait??s plotiniens dans leur int??gralit??, ni ne pr??servent leur ordre traditionnel ??? un fait qui suscite des questions quant au projet et ?? la structure de la source plotinienne arabe originale. Cet article vise ?? enrichir la discussion, en pr??sentant des fragments nouvellement d??couverts d'une traduction arabe d' Enn??ade IV.6 , l'un des dix trait??s non repr??sent??s dans le corpus du Plotin arabe tel que nous le connaissons aujourd'hui. La Section I de l'article pr??sente le texte contenant les nouveaux fragments: il s'agit de la Maq??la I du Kit??b al-???iss wa-al-ma???s??s , l'adaptation arabe des Parva Naturalia d'Aristote. Dans la Section II, les fragments arabes sont compar??s ?? leur contrepartie grecque. La Section III tente de d??terminer si ces nouveaux fragments proviennent de la m??me traduction originale que les autres pi??ces du Plotin arabe. La Section IV discute les implications que l'exhumation de ces nouveaux fragments pourrait avoir sur notre vision du Plotin arabe et de la gen??se du Kit??b al-???iss wa-al-ma???s??s
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DOI 10.1017/S0957423910000123
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