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Translation Assistance => Other language pairs => Ancient Greek->English translation forum => Topic started by: 00sanchez on 16 Aug, 2012, 06:56:10

Title: ἀναγκαιότεραι μὲν οὖν πᾶσαι ταύτης, ἀμείνων δ᾽ οὐδεμία → accordingly, although all other sciences are more necessary than this, none is more excellent (Aristotle, Metaphysics A 983a10)
Post by: 00sanchez on 16 Aug, 2012, 06:56:10
ἀναγκαιότεραι μὲν οὖν πᾶσαι ταύτης, ἀμείνων δ᾽ οὐδεμία.

This is from Aristotle's Metaphysics, and I was wondering if this is a direct translation to "accordingly, although all other sciences are more necessary than this, none is more excellent", which is how it is translated in my text. I have been unable to get in touch with my old ancient philosophy professor, so I was wondering if someone here could help. Thank you.
Title: ἀναγκαιότεραι μὲν οὖν πᾶσαι ταύτης, ἀμείνων δ᾽ οὐδεμία → accordingly, although all other sciences are more necessary than this, none is more excellent (Aristotle, Metaphysics A 983a10)
Post by: billberg23 on 16 Aug, 2012, 07:34:26
We can indeed confirm your translation of this beautiful passage (Aristotle, Metaphysics A 983a10) about Wisdom (σοφία).
Welcome to the Forum, 00Sanchez!
Title: ἀναγκαιότεραι μὲν οὖν πᾶσαι ταύτης, ἀμείνων δ᾽ οὐδεμία → accordingly, although all other sciences are more necessary than this, none is more excellent (Aristotle, Metaphysics A 983a10)
Post by: RKAT on 16 Oct, 2012, 20:56:52
And they are all more necessary than this one, but none of them better..