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  • Sixty-third Critical Bibliography of the History and Philosophy of Science and of theHistory of Civilization (to October 1942)Author(s): George Sarton and Frances SiegelSource: Isis, Vol. 34, No. 3 (Winter, 1943), pp. 238-286Published by: The University of Chicago Press on behalf of The History of Science SocietyStable URL: .Accessed: 09/05/2014 14:26

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    (TO OCTOBER 1942)

    THE latest Critical Bibliography to appear was the sixty-second which was published in Isis (34, 42- 94, 1942), but two bibliographies, nos. 58 and 59, are thus far unavailable to the majority of our readers because of the German invasion of Bel- gium. The bibliography no. 58 has actually been published in Isis (vol. 31, 491-608, April 1940), but only eight copies of the issue containing it (no. 84 of Isis completing vol. 31) have reached America in 1941.

    This sixty-third bibliography contains about 800 items. They have been kindly contributed by the eleven following scholars belonging to four dif- ferent countries:

    C. W. ADAMS (Hertford, England) I. B. COHEN (Cambridge, Mass.) T. L. DAVIS (Norwell, Mass.) S. GANDZ (New York, N. Y.) A. C. KLEBS (Nyon, Switzerland) C. A. KOFOID (Berkeley, Calif.) M. F. A. MONTAGU (Narberth, Pa.) J. PELSENEER (Brussels) A. POGO (Cambridge, Mass.) G. SARTON (Cambridge, Mass.) C. ZIRKLE (Philadelphia, Pa.)

    The notes of this bibliography are based on an autopsy of the original books or articles, except in a few cases when various secondary notes relative to the same item confirm one another completely.

    The sections dealing with the eighteenth century are especially full, as I have liquidated as much as I could of my stock of notes concerning them. I have in my drawers a large number of notes which will be published as soon as it has been possible to check them upon the originals or other- wise.

    The historical classification (Part II) contains a new section, (IV), "The New World and Africa," divided into three subsections: (a) America, (b) Oceania, (c) Africa. (These subsections have not been numbered, in order not to disturb the num- bering of sections of Part III.)

    I entreat the authors of relevant books and papers to send me copies of them as promptly as possible in order that their studies may be regis- tered in this bibliography and eventually reviewed and discussed. By so doing they will not simply help me and every other historian of science, but they will help themselves in the best manner, for they will obtain for their work the most valuable

    publicity and its certain incorporation into the literature of the subject.

    Most of the notes were selected by me. They were typed by Miss FRANCES SIEGEL, and the typing and proofs read by Dr. A. POGO.

    GEORGE SARTON Harvard Library, 185 Cambridge, Mass.

    November 19, 1942

    PA:RT I




    Hardie, Colin; Casson, Stanley. Homer and the Odyssey. Antiquity, 16, 265-77, 1942.


    Bodde, Derk. The new identification of LAO TzUt proposed by Professor DUBS, Journal of the American Oriental Society, 62, 8-13, 1942.

    Dubs, Homer H. The date and circumstances of the philosopher LAo-Dz. Journal of the Ameri- can Oriental Society, 61, 215-21, 1941.

    According to DUBs, LAO TzU' fl. 300 B.C.

    Kennedy, George A. Interpretation of the Ch'un-ch'iu. Journal of the American Oriental Society, 62, 40-48, 1942.

    Pease, Arthur Stanley. Fossil fishes again. Isis, 33, 689-90, 1942.

    Apropos of XENOPHANES.


    Johnston, E. H. CTESIAS on Indian manna, Jour- nal of the Royal Asiatic Society, p. 29-35, 1942.

    Nachmanson, Ernst. Remarques syntaxiques sur les ecrits hippocratiques. Dragma Martino P. Nilsson dedicatum, p. 309-33, Lund 1939.

    Nittis, Savas. Hippocratic ethics and present day trends in medicine. Bulletin of the History of Medicine, 12, 336-42, 1942.


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  • Vth B.C. to Ist B.C. (2) 239

    Powell, John Enoch. The history of HERODOTUS. viii+96 p. (Cambridge Classical Studies, IV). Cambridge University Press, 1939.

    Reviewed by WV. A. HEIDEL, American journal of Pkli- lology, 62, 509-11, 1941.

    Rosenthal, Franz. Arabische Nachrichten fiber ZENON den Eleaten. Orientalia, 6, 21-67, 1937.

    IVTH CENTURY B.C. (whole and first half)

    Cornford, Francis Macdonald. PLATO'S COS- mology. The Timaeus of PLATO translated with a running commentary. xviii+376 p., frontis- piece. London, Kegan Paul, 1937.

    Elaborate commentary on Timacus, the fantastic cos- mology which PLATO wrote within the last quarter of his life c. 36747, a work which exerted a very pernicious influence on mediaeval thought. CORNFORD'8 commentary is largely directed against that of A. E. TAYLOR (Oxford 1928). G.S.

    Erhardt, Rudolf von; Erhardt-Siebold, Erika von. The helix in Plato's astronomy. Isis, 34, 108-10, 1 fig., 1942.

    Przyluski, Jean. Le theatre d'ombres et la ca- verne de Platon. Byzantion, 13, 595-603, 1938.

    IVTH CENTURY B. C. (second half)

    Croissant, Jeanne. ARISTOTE et les mysteres. ix+218 p. (Bibliotheque de la Facult6 de Phi- losophie et Lettres de l'Universitt de Lie'ge, fascicule 51). Paris, Droz, 1932.

    This is an admirable contribution to the study of the theory of knowledge and religious psychology in ARIsTOriL, with valuable glimpses on ARISTOTLE'S development from Platonic idealism to his own naturalism. It is based on an Aristotelian fragment in the Dion of SYNESIOS (V-1) and on PSELLOS' (XI-2) discussion of a text of JOANNES CLIMAX (525-c. 600), and these views are compared with the theory of catharsis in the Politics VIII, and with a passage in the De Iside of PLUTARCH (I-2). Both PLATO and ARISTOTLE compared intuitive knowledge with the initiation into the mysteries, but ARISTOrLE retained of that conception only as much as was necessary for his epistemo- logical and psychological purposes, and evaded mysticism. He appreciated the value of enthusiasm and of mystical and healing cults, but tried to build a rational and trans- missible system of thought. ARISTOTLE fully realized the existence of two kinds of knowledge (intuitive and dis- cursive) and of two modes of psychic life (intellectual and emotive), but emotive life, important as it is, should be regulated by moderation (AerpLoi&M6eLa) instead of being exacerbated by Corybantic mysteries. An anecdote told by one of ARISTrTLE's pupils, CLEARCHOS, in his lost treatise irepZ 5iriou shows that ARISTOTLE having attended a s6ance of hypnotism was convinced that the soul could be sepa- rated from the body (p. 22). This book is short but full of meat. G.S.

    Fritz, Kurt von. The historian THEOPOMPOS. His political convictions and his conception of his- toriography. American Historical Review, 46, 765-87, 1941.

    McDiarmid, John Brodie. THEOPHRASTUS on the eternity of the world. Transactions and Pro- ceedings of the American Philological Asso- ciation, 71, 23947, 1940.

    Wiken, Erik. Die Ansichten der Hellenen iuber den Nordrand der Oikoumene vor PYTHEAS. Rhipaien und Hyperboreer. Dragma Martino P. Nilsson dedicatum, 540-52, 3 fig., Lund 1939.

    IIIRD CENTURY B.C. (whole and first half)

    Manetho. With an English translation by W. G. WADDELL. xxxii+256 p. (Loeb Classical Li- brary), Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press, 1940.

    Reviewed by GEORGE SARTON, Isis, 33, 718-19, 1942.

    IIIRD CENTURY B.C. (second half)

    Erhardt, Rudolf von; Erhardt-Siebold, Erika von. ARCHIMEDES' Sand-Reckoner. ARISTAR- CHos and COPERNICUS. Isis, 33, 578-602, 1942.

    Neugebauer, Otto. ARCHEMEDES and ARISTAR- CHUS. Isis, 34, 4-6, 1942.

    IIND CENTURY B.C. (whole and first half)

    Cicero. De oratore, Books I & II. Translated by E. W. SUTTON and H. RACKHAM. xiii+480 p. CICERO, De oratore, Book III, De Fato, Para- doxa Stoicorum, and Partitiones Oratoriae. Translated by H. RACKHAM, vi+434 p. (Loeb Classical Library, 1 and 2). Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press (each volume $2.50).

    Edelstein, Ludwig. Primum Graius homo (Lu- CRETIUS 1.66). Transactions and Proceedings of the American Philological Association, 71, 78-90, 1940.

    Friedlander, Paul. Pattern of sound and atom- istic theory in LUCRETIUS. American Journal of Philology, 62, 16-34, 1941.

    IST CENTURY B.C. (second half)

    Boethius, Axel. VIT