Talk:Corpus Aristotelicum

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Not knowing the history of Bekker numbers, I can't write that, but I feel that knowledge of them is important for certain texts. I may be wrong in that they only apply to Ancient Greek texts, but that's the only area I've come across them. Please add anything you can, thanks. Tom M 01:15, 9 Feb 2005 (UTC)

After doing some research, I've found that the numbers were put in place by Immanuel Bekker, a philologist at Berlin university during the 19th century. I've found it hard to find out much about Immanuel Bekker, so anything further would be good. Tom M 12:34, 9 Feb 2005 (UTC)

I put in some stuff I found some info here... [1] which is about Aristotle, The Politics. It looks like the numbers come from his std. greek edition of the complete aristotle. I'm not sure if he compiled any works of Plato or anyone else too. WhiteC 20:52, 1 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Out of curiosity, what do the asterisks following some indexed items represent? WhiteC 07:56, 10 Jun 2005 (UTC)

I have completed the list, which was lacking many titles. I also introduced the * vs. ** distinction. I corrected a couple of minor errors in the previous list. I itemized the Parva Naturalia. I added the section at the bottom on works outside the Bekker corpus. For the titles of Aristotle's works in English, I used the standard set by the Revised Oxford Translation. Please think twice before altering these; I myself would prefer other English titles in a couple of cases, but the Revised Oxford Translation provides a recognized standard for consultation of the Corpus Aristotelicum in English. Wareh 19:40, 5 August 2006 (UTC)

I'm removing the image Aristotelis_Opera_Omnia_Cover.png and replacing it with a better one. That image was the title page of Bekker's edition as printed in 1837 by Oxford UP (not the original 1831 edition). Since this is an article on the numbers as a system of reference, I have scanned a page of the public-domain 1831 edition that actually shows physically what the Bekker numbers are referring to. Wareh 16:31, 7 August 2006 (UTC)

Inclusion of dubious material[edit]

Please see discussion at Aristotle as the same material has been inserted there --Snowded TALK 18:23, 6 May 2010 (UTC)

As the non-linear, lecture-note style is an important side note to understanding Aristotle I have added this section in. I have taken several college courses that address Aristotle's works and each time both the text and teacher referred to his writing style. If both teacher and book include this information it is obviously important. I agree with my teachers that it is important. One of the major drivers of higher quality text copying into Arabic was complaints about Aristotle's "poorly-translated" (actually poorly-written) corpus. —Preceding unsigned comment added by TheThomas (talkcontribs) 18:28, 6 May 2010 (UTC)
Lets have the discussion in one place please - cutting and pasting the same material to two articles and two talk pages is not the way to go about this. --Snowded TALK 18:29, 6 May 2010 (UTC)