Research seminars – The Norwegian Institute of Philology (PHI)
The Norwegian Institute of Philology organises weekly philological research seminars where we read ancient and classical texts in a number of languages. Please write to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or if you are interested in participating. If you want to register as a student, follow the information on the main seminar page. Seminars are included in programs where students are awarded between 30 and 60 ECTS credits in each program, based on a written assignment (essay/term paper).
SEMINAR HØSTEN 2020:
GALEN'S THE BEST DOCTOR IS ALSO A PHILOSOPHER
PARTICIPATION IN THIS SEMINAR GIVES ACCESS TO REGISTER FOR AN EXAM IN ONE OF THE FOLLOWING COURSE CODES (15 ECTS):
The Oslo Graeco-Arabic seminar (established in 2008) continues this semester with Hunayn b. Ishaq's Arabic translation of Galen's work The Best Doctor is Also a Philosopher (Greek: Ὅτι ὁ ἄριστος ἰατρός καί φιλόσοφος; Arabic: مقالة جالينوس في أنّه يجب أن يكون الطبيب الفاضل فيلسوفًا).
We read the Arabic in Bachmann's 1965 edition, the Greek in Boudon-Millot's 2007 edition. Good translations of the Greek are Boudon-Millot (French), Singer 1997 (English); of the Arabic Bachmann (German).