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Title: So-Called Eighth Stromateus by Clement of Alexandria: Early Christian Reception of Greek Scientific Methodology
Author: Havrda, Matyas
Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 2016
Hardcover; ISBN: 9789004310087
Volumes: 1; Pages:
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The so-called eighth Stromateus (?liber logicus?) by Clement of Alexandria (d. before 221 C.E.) is an understudied source for ancient philosophy, particularly the tradition of the Aristotelian methodology of science, scepticism, and the theories of causation. A series of capitula dealing with inquiry and demonstration, it bears but few traces of Christian interests.
In this volume, Maty� Havrda provides a new edition, translation, and lemmatic commentary of the text. The vexing question of the origin of this material and its place within Clement?s oeuvre is also addressed. Defending the view of ?liber logicus? as a collection of excerpts made or adopted by Clement for his own (apologetic and exegetical) use, Havrda argues that its source could be Galen?s lost treatise On Demonstration.
Introduction. The Riddle of the -Eighth Stromateus-: Questions and Solutions
Ancient and Byzantine Testimonies
Composition and Contents
The So-Called Eighth Stromateus (-Liber logicus-) by Clement of Alexandria: Greek Text, Translation, and Commentary
Prefatory Note to the Greek Text and Translation
Greek Text and Translation
(i) 1, 1-2, 5: "Seek and You Will Find"
(ii) 3, 1-(iii) 8, 3: Teaching on Demonstration
(iii) 8, 4-(v) 15, 1: Method of Discovery
(v) 15, 2-16 3: Suspension of Judgement i
(vi) 17, 1-21, 6: Division and Definition
(vii) 22, 1-4: Suspension of Judgement ii
(viii) 23, 1-24, 9: Categories
(ix) 25, 1-33, 9: Causes
Index of Modern Authors
Index of Subjects and Names
Index of Sources
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