2300Re: [neoplatonism] Re: Belated Greetings for the Season
- Jan 1, 2009I'd like to chime in and wish all a prosperous and happy New Year.
I also want to congratulate listmember Peter Adamson on his article
Porphyrius Arabus on Nature and Art: 463F Smith in Context, in Studies
on Porphyry, ed. G. Karamanolis and A. Sheppard (London: Institute of
Classical Studies, 2007), 141-163. It's a fine piece of work which adds a
couple of previously unobserved fragments to Smith's collection. I
particularly appreciated the reference to Giuilio A. Luchhetta's book on
al-Razi, La natura e la sfera, to which Peter has done well to draw
Peter's work is, of course, highly original, but he is also quick to
acknowledge all (at least one presumes the list is complete) the people
who helped him by commenting on previous drafts of his paper:
"I also benefited greatly from
discussion with Verity Harte, and comments on a previous written draft of
from Cristina DAncona, Stephen Menn, and David Reisman".
Surely this is scholarship the way it should be done : colleagues - and a
stellar company they are! - are generous enough to devote time and effort
to sharing their comments with an author, and are rewarded by frank and
complete acknowledgement of their labor.
CNRS UPR 76
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