Giamblico Summa Pitagorica
- I just wanted to point out that this edition of the Pythagorean
writings of Iamblichus by Francesco Romano, Bompiani, 2006, which
arrived in record time in Seattle all the way from IBS in Italy is
quite a nice package. If nothing else it is very handy to have all
these texts in one book together - he has utilized all the standard
textual editions, minus the full aparatus but with concern still for
some textual issues. The volume includes also the Theologoumena
Arithmeticae and translation along with the Greek texts and facing
Italian translation of the 4 bona fide extant works of Iamblichus in
his Pythagorean series. The translations of DCMS and the Nicomachus
commentary are in fact the first in any modern language to date, as
far as I know. He does include what appears to be a very decent notes
on each work in the volumes as well, and a general introduction on
Iamblichus and for each of the works included, reflecting the latest
scholarship up to 2003 at least.
A very nice volume indeed, and very reasonbaly priced in today's
horrific market, especially since it's a nicely produced hardback.
Don't know if it's been reviewed anywhere yet; I didn't see anythin
at the Bryn Mawr review site.
As Christoph said, the Moreschini de Mysteriis edition would be of
value I think mostly as a translation, since the annotations are
limited, certainly not as extensive as those of Dillon, Hershbell,
and Clarke or Sodano's commentary, but with this text all help is
appreciated of course.