Porphyry's Commentary on Ptolemy's Harmonics: A Greek Text and Annotated Translation

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Porphyry's Commentary, the only surviving ancient commentary on a technical text, is not merely a study of Ptolemy's Harmonics. It includes virtually free-standing philosophical essays on epistemology, metaphysics, scientific methodology, aspects of the Aristotelian categories and the relations between Aristotle's views and Plato's, and a host of briefer comments on other matters of wide philosophical interest. For musicologists it is widely recognised as a treasury of quotations from earlier treatises, many of them ...

Porphyry's Commentary on Ptolemy's Harmonics: A Greek Text and Annotated Translation 2015, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781107003859

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