Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Language, Literature and Humanities - Alexander von Humboldt Professorship

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Gregor Vetterlein (1979) was born in Leipzig and studied Greek Philology and Classical Archaeology at the Universities of Leipzig, Würzburg, Freiburg i. Br., Basel, Rome and Edinburgh where he was awarded the Baldwin Brown Travelling Scholarship and the Butcher Memorial Prize. After his Magister Artium in 2007 he moved to Berlin and studied Electrical Engineering as well as Energy and Automation Systems (BEng in 2013, MEng in 2016). Since then he has been working as Service, Development and Quality Engineer in various companies. His current doctoral project deals with a critical edition of the third book of Galen's commentary on the Aphorisms of Hippocrates under the supervision of PD Dr. Oliver Overwien and Prof. Dr. Philip van der Eijk.



Project description


Galeni in Hippocratis aphorismorum librum III commentarium - eine kritische Edition und Übersetzung


Most of the seven books of Galen's commentary on the Aphorisms of Hippocrates are still available in an edition of the 19th century only: K. G. Kühn (Hrsg.), Claudii Galeni opera omnia (1821-1833). As neither the selection of manuscripts available to this physician and historian of medicine nor his translation into Latin meet most of the readers expectation nowadays, this doctoral project will analyse the manyfold tradition of manuscripts of the third book towards a critical edition and give a translation into German. It adds to the works by Dr. Giulia Ecca, Dr. Christina Savino and Maria Börno who finished or are in the process of editing books V, VI and VII.