"Aristotle's Poetics in the West (of India) from Antiquity to the Renaissance. A Multilingual Edition with Studies of the Cultural Contexts of the Syriac, Arabic, Hebrew, and Latin Translations"
Prof. Dimitri Gutas is Einstein Visiting Fellow at the BGSMCS from 2016-2019. He leads a working group to produce a multilingual critical edition and study of Aristotle’s Poetics and its commentaries (I) and a study of its intellectual history, which bridges Islam and Europe (II). Work is conducted in subteams for each language (Arabic, Syriac, Hebrew, and Latin). Gutas is Professor for Arabic and Islamic Studies and Graeco-Arabic Studies at Yale University and a renowned specialist in Graeco-Arabic studies. Among his publications are "Greek Thought, Arabic Culture: The Graeco-Arabic Translation Movement in Baghdad and Early ʻAbbāsid Society'" (1998), and the first editio maior of the Greek text of Aristotle’s Poetics (Leiden 2012) in collaboration with Leonardo Taran.