「最初のシリア語キリスト教著作家」バルダイサンの知的背景について  [in Japanese] The Intellectual Background of Bardaisan, the First Christian Author in Syriac  [in Japanese]

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Bardaisan, the first Christian author in Syriac, whose thought is known mainly from the Book of the Laws of Countries, is often considered as a philosopher, and his thought is very frequently understood in the light of Greek philosophy (e.g. Stoicism). However, scholars who argue for Greek influence on Bardaisan seldom ask whether or to what extent Bardaisan really knew Greek; and curiously enough, some rare evaluations of his knowledge of Greek are rather negative. This problem needs to be solved. The present article addresses the problem by examining the Greek loan words used by Bardaisan in the Book of the Laws of Countries, and also by comparing his knowledge of astrology with that of the astrology as presented in Greco-Roman astrological literature, and argues that his knowledge of Greek was far from extensive and that he should be considered as one of the first thinkers who thought not in Greek but in Syriac.

Journal

  • Journal of Classical Studies

    Journal of Classical Studies 59(0), 118-130, 2011

    The Classical Society of Japan

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    110009863199
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AN00130160
  • Text Lang
    JPN
  • ISSN
    0447-9114
  • NDL Article ID
    11054044
  • NDL Source Classification
    ZV1(一般学術誌--一般学術誌・大学紀要)
  • NDL Call No.
    Z22-319
  • Data Source
    NDL  NII-ELS  J-STAGE 
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