The Graeco-Latin Translation of Galen, De Symptomatum Differentiis


  • Beate Gundert University of Western Ontario


De symptomatum differentiis , Burgundio da Pisa, Graeco-Latin translation


 This paper applies the method developed by such scholars as L. Minio- Paluello, R. J. Durling, F. Bossier and A. M. Urso to confirm that Burgundio da Pisa is the author of the Graeco-Latin translation of the Galenic treatise De symptomatum differentiis. The results of a complete investigation of a number of particles, of selected vocabulary, and of supralinear and marginal notes in the four extant manuscripts (Wellcomensis  286, Amplonianus  F 278, Vaticanus Barberinus Lat . 179 and Matritensis  1978) are discussed in the text and presented in appended charts, together with a selective investigation of the three related treatises De morborum differentiis, De morborum causis  and De symptomatum causis. This data, assessed within the framework of the chronological development of Burgundio’s translation technique, not only confirms Burgundio’s authorship of Sympt. Diff., but also permits a provisional localisation of this translation between those of John of Damascus, De fide orthodoxa  (1153/4) and Galen, De locis affectis.