Translating Agapius' Arabic title
- I'm doing a little work on Josephus' Testimonium Flavianum. As many of you
well know, Agapius, a 10th century Arabic bishop cites a different version
of it in his work Arabic work titled Kitab al-'Unwan.
This reference is often cited as coming from "Book of the Title" but other
references are to "Universal History".
So, two questions:
(1) Does anyone know enough Arabic to be able to translate Kitab al-'Unwan?
(2) Does anyone know why there are the two different titles? Is perhaps
"Book of the Title" a reference to a single volume within the multi-volume
"Universal History" or something else?
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