Rhetoric and Philosophy from Greek into Syriac

Author(s): 
Watt, John W.
ISBN: 
9781409400202
Date published: 
August 2010
Hardback
Price: 
£70.00

The articles collected in this volume are concerned with the transmission and development of the Greek achievement among Syriac scholars of the Fertile Crescent during the four centuries after 500CE, particularly in the fields of rhetoric and philosophy. Cumulatively they show how many aspects of Greek culture were received and elaborated in Syriac, and contribute to understanding the ways in which that culture exercised a powerful influence on the medieval Near East and the burgeoning Islamic civilisation.