Edition, translation and commentary online of indias largest online book store, only genuine products. Written at a western centre in the first part of the eighth century, the work purports to be a heavily censored epitome made by st. It was written probably in the first half of the 8th century but may have been written slightly earlier. Surviving sources of the classical geographers through late antiquity and the medieval period piergiorgio parroni the canonical texts through which greek geographical know ledge passed into the latin world belong to the first century a. D they are the chorography of pomponius mela and the. His name is a reference to the danube ister, or to istria, a peninsula in the adriatic sea.
Transcribed by karl pertz, from leipziger stadtbibliothek manuscript 89, with notes of variant readings from ten. Manuscript study after the cosmographia, a seventhcentury fictitious compilation in six books, purporting to be an abridged latin translation by st. Cosmography definition is a general description of the world or of the universe. Ravenna cosmographer anonymus ravennas oxford classical.
Edition, translation and commentary books online at best prices in india by michael herren from. Comedy, irony, and philosophy in late late antique prosimetra. The present volume offers a new critical text, the first translation, and a detailed commentary covering every aspect of the work. Ravenna cosmographer is an anonymous author of a latin compilation commonly dated to the late 600s to early 700s. Latin texts in progress center for epigraphical and.
The cosmography of aethicus ister one of the most skilful forgeries of the middle ages, the cosmography of aethicus ister has puzzled scholars for over 150 years, not least because of its challenging latinity. Aug 17, 2006 the cosmography of aethicus istrius does not exist in english translation to my knowledge. Aethicus ister aethicus donares, aethicus of istria or aethicus ister was the protagonist of the 7th8thcentury cosmographia, purportedly written a man of church hieronymus jerome, but not the church father jerome, who purportedly censors an even older work for producing the book as its censored version. The cosmography of aethicus ister is a rambling work of frequent digressions and unexpected tangents. Very little is certain about aethicus of istria, who seems to have been a traveller, and may have lived in the fifth century ad. Aethicus of istria appears to be the most significant latin christian cosmologist ever. Jan 11, 2018 calatoriacalatoria lui aethicus donares isterlui aethicus donares ister in jurul lumiiin jurul lumii intre anii 461 465 d. The presbyter who undertakes to abridge and elucidate, and who complains so frequently of the difficulties of his text, is himself the worst offender.
Jerome, an anonymous eighthcentury author claims that his description of the world was largely based on the work by an otherwise unknown scythian philosopher aethicus. Back in december, i met up with tim and ricky in sheffield in the downstairs cafe of the millennium gallery. Stanford libraries official online search tool for books, media, journals, databases, government documents and more. The cosmography of aethicus ister by michael herren, 9782503535777, available at book depository with free delivery worldwide. The so called cosmography of aethicus ister is one of the most difficult and puzzling early medieval texts. Following on from the success of ohtheres voyages, this volume presents wulfstans account of a voyage along the eastwest axis of the baltic sea, providing a rare and vivid view of the early viking age. Written at a western centre in the first part of the eighth century, the work purports to be a heavily censored. A german publisher issued a hardcopy edition of the book in its original latin in the 1990s. Pdf the cosmographia attributed to aethicus ister as. Carpathian basin rovas proposal unicode consortium. He may have been iulius honorius crator, ethnicus histricus, but several other identifications have been proposed. Cosmography definition of cosmography by merriamwebster. Latin christian cosmographers the flat earth society. Hieronimus translation of the aethicus cosmography, edited by h.
Lowe supposed that aethicus isters book was the work of saint vergilius 7467784 bishop of salzburg and he recorded the avars script. Edition, translation, and commentary pjml 8 one of the most skilful forgeries of the middle ages, the cosmography of aethicus ister has puzzled scholars for over 150 years, not least because of its challenging latinity. The author examines in chronological order the main examples of latin works generally claimed to be menippean satires from roman times by varro, seneca, petronius to the cosmography of aethicus i. The cosmographia attributed to aethicus ister as philosophenor reiseroman. For the pontifical institute of mediaeval studies, in progress. Guide to aethicus ister, aethici philosophi schytae. We have compiled a list of 11 books published this year which our readers might to be great reads about the middle ages. Jan 31, 2014 in their day jobs, they do exciting stuff on otherness in sources such as aethicus isters cosmography, hagiographies of mission, and adam of bremens history of the archbishops of hamburgbremen.1561 87 1298 594 333 362 1507 796 99 58 2 413 180 1477 289 193 252 940 452 1054 837 35 575 1439 528 357 715 207 83 429 727