Usually referred to as ‘On generation’ or ‘On procreation’, this unique text without a title or an author's name, transmitted in PHerc. 1390/908, stands by itself because of its subject matter and because in the Herculaneum collection, as is well known, no medical or paramedical works have survived. Along with the final section of Book 4 of Lucretius’ On Nature, it is the only Epicurean treatment of this topic of a certain length. Here, we offer its first comprehensive critical edition, with an introduction and a commentary. This text, traditionally attributed to Epicurus, is now tentatively ascribed by us, with various arguments, to the Epicurean philosopher and writer Demetrius of Laconia (2nd century BC).

Scrittore epicureo anonimo, Opera incerta (PHerc. 1390/908). Edizione, introduzione e commentario, tavole

Graziano Ranocchia;
2019

Abstract

Usually referred to as ‘On generation’ or ‘On procreation’, this unique text without a title or an author's name, transmitted in PHerc. 1390/908, stands by itself because of its subject matter and because in the Herculaneum collection, as is well known, no medical or paramedical works have survived. Along with the final section of Book 4 of Lucretius’ On Nature, it is the only Epicurean treatment of this topic of a certain length. Here, we offer its first comprehensive critical edition, with an introduction and a commentary. This text, traditionally attributed to Epicurus, is now tentatively ascribed by us, with various arguments, to the Epicurean philosopher and writer Demetrius of Laconia (2nd century BC).
Giorgianni, Franco; Ranocchia, Graziano; Corti, Aurora
File in questo prodotto:
File Dimensione Formato  
GIORGIANNI - RANOCCHIA - CORTI aggiornato.pdf

solo utenti autorizzati

Descrizione: Edizione critica
Tipologia: Versione finale editoriale
Licenza: NON PUBBLICO - accesso privato/ristretto
Dimensione 3.42 MB
Formato Adobe PDF
3.42 MB Adobe PDF   Visualizza/Apri   Richiedi una copia

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: https://hdl.handle.net/11568/1065216
Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? ND
  • Scopus ND
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? ND
social impact