The most recent and elaborate commentator even calls him an "ethnologist."
The earliest commentator of note was Sir Edward Coke, who published his Second Institute, which deals with Magna Carta, by order of the Long Parliament in 1642.
about 1174) of Ramerupt, commentator and Talmudist.
Of the same school were Menahem ben Simeon of Posquieres, a commentator, who died about the end of the 12th century, and Moses ben Jacob of Coucy (13th century), author of the Semag (book of precepts, positive and negative) a very popular and valuable halakhic work.
His treatises on the verbs, written in Arabic, were translated into Hebrew by Moses Giqatilla (11th century), himself a considerable grammarian and commentator, and by Ibn Ezra.
In this field the "Commentator" is supreme.
He is more important, however, as a commentator and scholar, and made valuable contributions to the study of Aristotle.
He is important as the teacher of Proclus, and, like Plutarch and Proclus, as a commentator on Plato and Aristotle.
873) or Joannitius, the translator and commentator of Hippocrates and Galen, belong to this period.
A Catholic commentator of the 16th century, Hieronymus ab Oleastro, seems to have been the first to connect the name " Jehova " with howah interpreting it contritio, sive pernicies (destruction of the Egyptians and Canaanites); Daumer, adopting the same etymology, took it in a more general sense: Yahweh, as well as Shaddai, meant " Destroyer," and fitly expressed the nature of the terrible god whom he identified with Moloch.
The statement of Porphyrion, the old commentator on Horace, that Florus himself wrote satires, is probably erroneous, but he may have edited selections from the earlier satirists (Ennius, Lucilius, Varro).
Zamakhshari's fame as a commentator rests upon his commentary on the Koran, called al-Kashshdf (" the Revealer").
He was a fellow-pupil of Polemo in the school of Xenocrates at Athens, and was the first commentator on Plato.
He also did useful and interesting work as a New Testament commentator.
The tradition was continued in the 4th century by Nonius Marcellus and C. Marius Victorinus, both Africans; Aelius Donatus, the grammarian and commentator on Terence and Virgil, Flavius Sosipater Charisius and Diomedes, and Servius, the author of a valuable commentary on Virgil.
Bengel (better known as a commentator), Zinzendorf, Butler and the Erskines helped to redeem the time from the reproach of being the dark age of Protestantism.
From Strido he went to Aquileia, where he formed some friendships among the monks of the large monastery, notably with Rufinus, with whom he was destined to quarrel bitterly over the question of Origen's orthodoxy and worth as a commentator; for Jerome was a man who always sacrificed a friend to an opinion, and when he changed sides in a controversy expected his acquaintances to follow him.
Auslegung des Propheten Jesajas), which he dedicated to Heinrich Ewald, and which Hermann Hupfeld (1796-1866), well known as a commentator on the Psalms (1855-1861), pronounced to be his best exegetical work.
The numerous manuscripts of his works to be found in the libraries of Italy, England and France, testify to his industry as a philosopher and commentator.
Printed examples of his work as commentator and hymn writer respectively may be found in the Firamentum trium ordinum (Paris, 1512), and his office for Trinity Sunday in the "unreformed" breviary.
When used by St Benedict in the singular number it seems (according to the commentator Menard) to denote the abbot himself.
The most distinguished teachers at Athens were Plutarch (q.v.), his disciple Syrianus (who did important work as a commentator on Plato and Aristotle, and further deserves mention for his vigorous defence of the freedom of the will), but above all Proclus (411-485).
When Justinian issued the edict for the suppression of the school, Damascius along with Simplicius (the painstaking commentator on Aristotle) and five other Neoplatonists set out to make a home in Persia.
NICOLAUS OF LYRA (c. 1265-1349), French commentator, was born in Lire, now Vieille-Lyre, in the department of Eure, Normandy.
Nicolaus was above all a commentator.
ro, the right reading habitior, " more portly," has been preserved to us by Donatus, an ancient commentator on Terence (Eunuchus, 2.2.
Here, according to Alexander the commentator, he first brought: against Plato the argument of " the third man " (6 Tp ir os & vBpcvrros); that, if there is the form, one man beyond many men, there will be a third man predicated of both man and men, and a fourth predicated of all three, and so on to infinity (Fragm.
On the other hand, there are the curious and puzzling catalogues of Aristotelian books, one given by Diogenes Laertius, another by an anonymous commentator (perhaps Hesychius of Miletus) quoted in the notes of Gilles Menage on Diogenes Laertius, and known as " Anonymus Menagii," and a third copied by two Arabian writers from Ptolemy, perhaps King Ptolemy Philadelphus, son of the founder of the library at Alexandria.
It is a commentator's blunder to suppose that the founder of logic elaborated it into a system, and then applied it to the sciences.
MAURUS SERVIUS HONORATUS (or Marius), Roman grammarian and commentator on Virgil, flourished at the end of the 4th century A.D.
Da Buti, the Dante commentator, in 1380 says the sailors use a compass at the middle of which is pivoted a wheel of light paper to turn on its pivot, on which wheel the needle is fixed and the star (wind-rose) painted.
The most famous of the Bhikshus so named was the great commentator who lived in the latter half of the 5th century A.D.
ASPASIUS, a Greek peripatetic philosopher, and a prolific commentator on Aristotle.
- Alexander the Commentator defined synthesis as a progress from principles to consequences, analysis as a regress from consequences to principles; and Latin logicians preserved the same distinction between the progressus a principiis ad principiata, and the regressus a principiatis ad principia.
One, however, the Categories, may be regarded with an ancient commentator, 10 as preliminary to the dialectical inquiry in the Topics.
This is perhaps fortunate for the history of doctrine, for it produces the commentator, your Aspasius or Alexander of Aphrodisias, and the substitute for the critic, your Cicero, or your Galen with his attempt at comprehension of the Stoic categories and the like while starting from Aristotelianism.
Two other clergymen, who figure prominently in the Methodist movement, and whose influence has proved lasting, were Peter Williams of Carmarthen (1722-1796), the Welsh Bible commentator, and William Williams of I j antycelyn (1717-1791), the celebrated Welsh hymn-writer.
He is perhaps the most influential of all Syriac authors; and his fame as a poet, commentator, preacher and defender of orthodoxy has spread throughout all branches of the Christian Church.
Of Ephraim as a commentator on Scripture we have only imperfect means of judging.
To Rashi's disciples are due the Tosaphoth " additions," which, with the commentary of " the Commentator," as he was styled, are often reproduced in printed editions of the Talmud.
HUGH OF ST CHER (c. 1 200-1263), French cardinal and Biblical commentator, was born at St Cher, a suburb of Vienne, Dauphine, and while a student in Paris entered the Dominion convent of the Jacobins in 1 225.
There is no evidence from Galen's own works that he did make this addition to the doctrines of syllogism, and the remarkable passage quoted by Minoides Minas from a Greek commentator on the Analytics, referring the fourth figure to Galen, clearly shows that the addition did not, as generally supposed, rest on a new principle, but was merely an amplification or alteration of the indirect moods of the first figure already noted by Theophrastus and the earlier Peripatetics.
The extravagance of the last-named commentator takes the form of seeing elaborate allegories; that of some others devotes itself chiefly to identifying the characters of the romance with more or less famous historical persons.
It is so true, so entirely based upon the facts of human nature, that the question what particular class of persons supplied the author with his examples of folly or misdoing, however interesting to the commentator, may be neglected by the reader.
At Amsterdam was published (1665-1669) the Bibliotheca fratrum polonorum, embracing the works of Hans Krell, their leading theologian, of Jonas Schlichting, their chief commentator, of Sozzini and of Johann Ludwig Wolzogen; the title-page of this collection, bearing the words quos Unitarios vocant, introduced this term to Western Europe.
Sopater, the commentator on Hermogenes, wrote on M€Ta130Xai Kai merairocicr as Twv z j,uoaOivovs Xwpiwv, " adaptations or transcripts of passages in Demosthenes."
Even more important was Rashi's commentary on the Talmud, which became so acknowledged as the definitive interpretation that Rashi is cited simply under the epithet of "the Commentator."
The stages of this process to the acquisition of mind are generally enumerated by Avicenna as four; in this part he follows not Aristotle, but the Greek commentator.
At Oxford Averroes told more as the great commentator.
It was this comparatively mild Averroism, reduced to the merely explanatory activity of a commentator, which continued to be the official dogma at Padua during the 16th century.
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commentate on a horse race Jim McGrath is a horseracing commentator for the BBC.
Terriers are described by the commentator as « working dogs with character », but today the only criterion of judgment is beauty.
It is a respected commentator on the development and enforcement of environmental legislation acrosss the board.
Rightwing commentator Gerard Henderson stated: It is unwise to draw Australia-wide conclusions from the social disorder in parts of Sydney.
commentator on international affairs.
Interviewed the stoical an NBC sports commentator his own against.
Michelle is a regular media commentator on consumer trends and an experienced platform speaker.
When I go senile I want to become a cricket commentator.
Martin Wolf is associate editor and chief economics commentator at the Financial Times.
described by the commentator as « working dogs with character », but today the only criterion of judgment is beauty.
In his free time he is an avid filmgoer and commentator, working on his film database " Cinefile " and associated website.
And Federer misses an easy forehand down the line, as the commentator says, a match point squandered.
Were not trying to play the big political commentator and we dont want to be the next poet laureate.
looms overhead and the commentator is making encouraging noises.
This order protect the secret at all costs, dispatching a mullet shod albino commentator to hunt our heroes down.
And so opines this commentator, wittering on about press coverage of this minuscule event in the life of the continent.
opines this commentator, wittering on about press coverage of this minuscule event in the life of the continent.
But then the finish and no mistake, a huge clock giving the time looms overhead and the commentator is making encouraging noises.
Berendt: I don't have a favorite, but Count Girolamo Marcello is certainly a memorable, highly quotable commentator.
salvo in the war fought by the greatest remaining commentator of our age.
A veteran commentator recently visited southern Africa, where he met families struck by the virus.
As one commentator put it, the US and UK look as tho they are preaching temperance from a bar stool.
I thought the commentator had some kind of weird facial tic at first.
As one social commentator has well said: " Government itself becomes unlimited when liberty itself is thought to be unlimited.
No independent commentator could have missed the steady, almost viral growth of European style government over our own Parliament.
AGOSTINO NIFO (AUGUSTINUS NIPHUS) (c. 1473-1538 or 1545), Italian philosopher and commentator, was born at Japoli in Calabria.
about 1130), the commentator, and his teacher Menahem ben Helbo, Jacob ben Me'ir, called Rabbenu Tam (d.
The first commentator upon Cicero was Asconius, a Roman senator living in the reign of Claudius, who wrote a commentary upon the speeches, in which he explains obscure historical points for the instruction of his sons (see Ascomus).
Salviati and Sagredo took their names from two of Galileo's early friends, the former a learned Florentine, the latter a distinguished Venetian gentleman; Simplicio ostensibly derived his from the Cilician commentator of Aristotle, but the choice was doubtless instigated by a sarcastic regard to the double meaning of the word.
Berendt: I do n't have a favorite, but Count Girolamo Marcello is certainly a memorable, highly quotable commentator.
The rightwing Army Radio commentator Uri Orbach found the incident disturbingly reminiscent of Jewish musicians forced to provide background music to mass murder.
Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas was the opening salvo in the war fought by the greatest remaining commentator of our age.
As one social commentator has well said: Government itself becomes unlimited when liberty itself is thought to be unlimited.
Johnny Gomez - Voiced by Maurice Schlafer, he's the more competent and polite commentator.
Stone Cold Steve Austin - While he's part of the real professional wrestling world, he lends his voice to this series playing the part of a regular guest commentator, as well as a doctor, scientist, and weapons expert.
Their popularity wasn't hurt, and may well have been helped, when conservative commentator Bill O'Reilly organized a boycott of Reebok on the grounds that working with the rapper sent a negative message to impressionable children.
Spoilers involving the Gilmore Girls remain popular due in large part to the show's enormous popularity with its fans including Entertainment Weekly's Michael Ausiello, a former television commentator and spoiler aficionado for TV Guide.
Another option is to become an expert in your field and make yourself available to journalists as a commentator.
In other words, while one commentator may enthusiastically encourage readers to obtain long term health care insurance coverage, another commentator may warn against this expense.
Since then, he has become a commentator for FOX Sports and National Public Radio.
ISAAC ABRABANEL, called also Abravanel, Abarbanel (1437-1508), Jewish statesman, philosopher, theologian and commentator, was born at Lisbon of an ancient family which claimed descent from the royal house of David.
His repute as a commentator on the Scriptures is still high; in the 17th and 18th centuries he was much read by Christians such as Buxtorf.
Yet no commentator is more valuable or indeed more voluminous, and for the study 1 Two different texts of it exist: (I) in the ed.
1344), called Ralbag, the great commentator on the Bible and Talmud, in philosophy a follower of Aristotle and Averroes, known to Christians as Leo Hebraeus, wrote also many works on halakhah, mathematics and astronomy.
1480), a commentator with kabbalistic tendencies but versed in Aristotle, Averroes and Christian doctrine.
1895), conservative commentator and philosopher.
1808), the commentator, is valuable for his work on Midrash.
GERSONIDES, or BEN Gerson (Gershon), Levi, known also as Ralbag (1288-1344), Jewish philosopher and commentator, was born at Bagnols in Languedoc, probably in 1288.
Clauberg was one of the earliest teachers of the new doctrines in Germany and an exact and methodical commentator on his master's writings..
The work was very much used (mention is made of an abridged edition) by Pliny the elder, Asconius Pedianus (the commentator on Cicero), Nonius, and the philologists.
As regards the dates and historical interpretation of the Psalms, all older discussions, even those of Ewald, are in great measure antiquated by recent progress in Pentateuch criticism and the history of the canon, and an entirely fresh treatment of the Psalter by a sober critical commentator is urgently needed.
OBADIAH BERTINORO, Jewish commentator of the Mishnah, died in Jerusalem about 1500.
He is credited by Ptolemy and his commentator Theon with having found the distance between the tropics to be ---j rds.
The Almagest has a dual interest: first, being the work of one primarily a commentator, it presents a crystallized epitome of all earlier knowledge; and secondly, it has served as a basis of subsequent star-catalogues.'
Dicaearcus of Messana in Sicily, a pupil of Aristotle (326-296 B.C.), is the author of a topographical account of Hellas, with maps, of which only fragments are preserved; he is credited with having estimated the size of the earth, and, as far as known he was the first to draw a parallel across a map. 4 This parallel, or dividing line, called diaphragm (partition) by a commentator, extended due east from the Pillars of Hercules, through the Mediterranean, and along the Taurus and Imaus (Himalaya) to the eastern ocean.
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