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Visiting Speaker: Dimitri Gutas

Posted by Classics Department on January 31, 2013 in Speakers

On January 31st, at 7 p.m. Professor Dimitri Gutas (Yale University) delivered a lecture entitled ""From Greek to Arabic Philosophy: Curricula, Texts, Translations" in the Classics Departmental Library. 

Prof. Dimitri Gutas is Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies and Graeco-Arabic Studies at Yale University in New Haven, CT. He studies and teaches classical Arabic and the pre-modern intellectual tradition in Islamic civilization from different aspects. At the center of his concerns lies the study and understanding of Arabic in its many forms as a prerequisite for the proper appreciation of the written sources which inform us about the history and culture of Islamic societies. He also has an abiding interest in the transmission of Greek scientific and philosophical works into the Islamic world through the momentous Graeco-Arabic translation movement in Baghdad during the 8th-10th centuries AD (2nd-4th Hijri).

More information on Dimitri Gutas and his work may be found through the Yale University Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations website.