122 - Founded in Translation: From Greek to Syriac and Arabic
Greek philosophy and science make their way into the Islamic world via Syriac and Arabic translations and interpretations.
• P. Adamson, The Arabic Plotinus: a Philosophical Study of the “Theology of Aristotle” (London: 2002).
• C. D’Ancona, Recherches sur le Liber de Causis (Paris: 1995).
• G. Endress and R. Kruk (eds), The Ancient Tradition in Christian and Islamic Hellenism (Leiden: 1997).
• D. Gutas, Greek Thought, Arabic Culture: the Graeco-Arabic Translation Movement in Baghdad and Early Society (2nd-4th / 8th-10th centuries) (London: 1998).
• D. Gutas, Greek Philosophers in the Arabic Tradition (Aldershot: 2000).
• D. King, The Earliest Translation of Aristotle's Categories in Syriac (Leiden: 2010).
• F. Rosenthal, The Classical Heritage in Islam, trans. E. Marmorstein and J. Marmorstein (London: 1975).
• R. Walzer, Greek into Arabic: Essays on Islamic Philosophy (Oxford: 1962).
• J.W. Watt, “From Sergius to Matta: Commentary and Translation in Syriac Aristotelian and Monastic Tradition,” in J.W. Watt and J. Lössl (eds), Interpreting the Bible and Aristotle in Late Antiquity (Aldershot: 2011), 239-58.
In Our Time: Translation Movement (interview with Peter, Peter Pormann, Amira Bennison)
Philosopher's Zone: Greek Meets Arabic (Peter interviewed by the late Alan Saunders)