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Title: La Summa Alexandrinorm
Subtitle: Storia e contenuto di un'epitome dell'Etica Nicomachea
Author(s): SACCENTI, Riccardo
Journal: Recherches de Théologie et Philosophie Médiévales
Volume: 77    Issue: 2   Date: 2010   
Pages: 201-234
DOI: 10.2143/RTPM.77.2.2062477

Abstract :
The Summa Alexandrinorum is an epitome of the Nicomachean Ethics, probably composed in Late Antiquity, translated into Arabic and then into Latin by Hermannus Alemannus (XIIIth century). The first part of the article reconstructs its history and its circulation in the Arabic and Latin worlds. The second part is an analysis of the philosophical background to the Summa, particularly the obvious influences of Peripatetic and Neoplatonic philosophy. An appendix offers an edition of an interesting part of the Summa, the so-called «seventh book» (dealing with the moral virtues), based on the most important manuscripts.

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