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These recognized to me are: Latin, Aem. Portus 1618; Creuzer 1822 (based on Portus), reprinted with a couple of alterations 18SS. German, Engelhardt r823 (in Dit! Angeblidzen Sdznllen des Areopagilen Dionysius, vol. ii, pp. 139 ff. ). English, T. Taylor 1816 (based on Patrizzi); Thos. M. Johnson 1909; A. C. Ionides 1917. Italian, M. Losacco 1917. The Liber de Causis (see above, p. xxix f. ) isn't a translation, a paraphrase, or e\'en a scientific abridgement of Proclus' paintings, and lots more and plenty even of the substance has been changed to fit the necessities of a distinct theology; as a result it has very little worth as a subsidium to the Greek textual content. an identical might be stated of the additions made to it by means of Albertus Magnus. 1 i haven't mentioned in my crilical notes readings of those MSS. that are evidently because of corrupt transmission of de Morbecca's Latin: e. g. web page three, 1. I J, the place for '1J'r1 T' TIii" is,,. ,. ,,,,, -/J supply' est aliquid totum' C" est aliquid entium' . , recte); web page 104,1. 3\1, the place for '/T"fP all MSS. provide I sed' (read' sicut '). 2 See the hot catalogue, Codd. MSS. DiM. Universitatis Leidmsis. xliv creation § three. E dituJlts, &c. Port. I. The editio princeps, Aemilius Portus, 1618. i've got failed, as Creuzer did, to track the codex Gotlorpiensis which Port us claims to have used; however it is obvious that his textual content is predicated on an inferior MS. or MSS. of the second one family members. it really is heavily similar to zero, a lot of whose attribute error it stocks or corrupts additional; it additionally features a sturdy many mistakes which i haven't famous in any MS. I There are not any symptoms that Portus used to be accustomed to BCD or PQ, or W; and his emendations are seldom of any price. Cr. t 2. F. Creuzer, X822 [= Initia Pkilosop'uae ac Tkeologiae ex Platonicis Fontibus . Ducta, Pars Terh'a V The textual content of this variation is predicated exclusively on Portus and Arg. in additional sensible palms Arg might were of substantial worth (vide supra); yet Creuzer had neither severe tools nor serious acumen to sift the wheat from the chaff, and his textual content is frequently really worse than Portus's. His notes consist ordinarily of inappropriate references. Cr. ' three. F. Creuzer, x855 [printed within the Didot Plotinus, pp. xlixcxvii). the executive swap is the absence of any equipment criheus, although Creuzer asserts within the preface to this version that it truly is 'much extra actual' than its predecessor, as he has used codd. Leidensis A (my x7), Hamburgensis (my 20), and Leid. B (my 36),3 in addition to Taylor's translation. None of those might have helped him a lot had he certainly used them; yet that he must have overlooked Voemel's released collation of no. I2,t a MS. of the 1st relations even though a corrupt one, is impressive. four. there was no variation because Cr. s, and of different serious contributions i do know just a couple of emendations through Schweighauser (quoted within the notes to Cr. l ) and T. Taylor (in notes to his translation). Holsten's unpublished collations have already been pointed out. five. The textual content of the current version is predicated normally on six MSS. , viz. BCD of the 1st kin, M of the second,a and PQ of the 3rd, including de Morbecca's model (W).