Although Problems is an accretion of multiple authorship over several centuries, it offers a fascinating technical view of Peripatetic method and thought. ARISTOTLE ON MELANCHOLY. Problemata xxx.i. Through what i is it that all those who have become eminent in philosophy or politics or poetry or the arts turn. The present volume contains a collection of papers on the reception of Aristotle’s Problemata, a multifaceted text asking various questions about medical.

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This glutinous matter sinks into the gum and drives out the acidity. Or is it because the moisture is plentiful and is overpowered by the heat? In men therefore during the winter the moisture and heat 3 are sufficient to problemwta the 15 impulse and it is moisture and heat which give rise to the production of the semenwhereas in women the heat is less and the moisture is congealed owing to the lack of fire.

Or is it because in running we come into collision aristltle the air, and, when this happens, we have a more acute 20 perception of the air owing to the movement?

In their contributions to this book, the authors analyse this complex web of relations between source-texts, translations, and commentaries, in different times and tongues.

Continuous exercise, on the other hand, dries up the sweat, just as does the heat of the sun.

Problems, Volume I

In the Middle Ages, Problemata collections have been translated into Arabic, Latin, and Middle French, prkblemata translation being characterized by its own particularities. Things of Unpleasant Odour. This enables them to drink and afterwards to be relieved of the effects, because much vinous moisture does not remain in them.

The source is Theoph. If therefore the semen is the only thing in us from which a creature can be born, we should be right in regarding as our own offspring that only which is produced from the semen.


problfmata The present volume contains a collection of papers on the reception of Aristotle’s Problemata, a multifaceted text asking various questions about medical, scientific or everyday topics. Those therefore who are hot grow fat for the body owing to its heat prevails over l the nourishment ; but aristotl who are cold, owing to the fact that their body requires heat introduced from without and 20 derives it chiefly from movement, cannot concoct their food while they are at rest.

The Effect of Locality on Temperament. For this reason those who have been accustomed to submit to sexual intercourse about the age of puberty and not before, because recollection of the past presents itself to 88o them during the act of copulation and with the recollection the idea of pleasure, desire to take a passive part owing l to habit, as though it were natural to them to do so aristotel frequent repetition, however, and habit become a second nature.

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For anything which, though small in bulk, owing to its excessive arristotle or cold is unconcocted and of such a proboemata as to overcome, and not be overcome by, animal heat, if it is easily dissolved in 30 the two stomachs, is a drug. Is it because their moisture when heated becomes air and the excess of it burns more fiercely? Furthermore un- 1 This problem is more fully treated in chapter 6.

When ought drugs to be employed and not the knife or 34 20 cauterization? On the other hand the external heat attacking the flesh at first rarefies it, and then the internal natural heat as it is given off 3 causes the shivering.

The conditions of life will then resemble those under which people live in a marshy prpblemata, and these are unhealthy. It is from these parts then in particular that any easily liquefied nourishment which is present there is squeezed out by the pressure.


Now such years are unhealthy ; for then T5 the body being moist contains abundant excretion, which is a cause of diseases. Richards in his Aristotelica London, Grant Richards, Please wait, image is loading Heat perishes either by dying down or by being extinguished ; it is extinguished by its con traries, cold and moisture, and it dies down either through 5 lack of material, as lamps do when they have no more fuel or oil, or under the influence of external heat, as the fire goes out in the sunlight and lamps when they are exposed problematz the fire.

Why is it that man is more languid after sexual inter- 6 aristotl than any other animal? Generally speaking the change which occurs when a warm, 5 dry summer follows immediately on a wet spring, being violent has a deleterious effect upon the body. For 5 either all or none ought to belong to us. Aristptle ancient times, Aristotle’s text prroblemata been augmented and adapted, while still other authors composed similar collections of Problemata.

It is a mechanical truth that the extremities of anything material e. Purchase Buy This Book in Print. For when that which feeds the heat is removed or diminished, the result is that the heat fails ; G for heat is fed by moisture, 1 Cp. Is it due to the fact that of the humours in man the bile is hot and the phlegm cold?

Yet many 25 people before now who have taken unmixed wine as their only form of nourishment, have been seized with such violent trembling as to throw off those who were trying to hold them down, and when they wash with hot water they have no perception of it.

Is it 10 because owing to their fear they are more careful?