Aristotle's Rhetoric in Latin Scholasticism



Aristotle's Rhetoric in Latin Scholasticism

The project is abandoned by me, c. 1995 (not a happy project)





Jean Buridan, c. 1300-1360: Questions on Aristotle's Rhetorica Unpublished transcriptions: Sten Ebbesen, Costantino Marmo, Bernadette Preben-Hansen, 1990's.


Jean Jandun, 1286-1328: Questions on Aristotle's Rhetorica Unpublished transcriptions: Bernadette Preben-Hansen & Sten Ebbesen, 1990's.


Johannes Buridanus, Quaestiones in libros Rhetoricorum Aristotelis, hrsg. von G. Krieger und F.-B. Stammkötter in zusammenarbeit mit B. Preben-Hansen: Bulletin de Philosophie Médiévale 42, 2000, p. 39. The edition in charge of F.-B. Stammkötter was supported by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft and discontinued in 2001. The edition will never appear.


Sten Ebbesen on Jean Buridan's Rhetoric: Commission VI: The Trivium

Bulletin de Philosophie Médiévale 45, 2003, p. 11-16, and 52, 2010, p. 15-24

(No mention of my name).


I can supply with additional information, having consulted the manuscripts on location in Berlin, Erfurt, Leipzig, Lübeck and Paris. These texts are - from a philosophical point of view - of a poor quality. The former Director of the Institute of Greek and Latin, University of Copenhagen, refused me access to the relevant microfilms since 1993 (and as late as in 2015) - despite my official position in the 1990's as an undergraduate student of the same Institute and my fellowship of the Queen Ingrid's Roman Foundation 1992/1993 (18.000 Danish Kr.) My application to the Foundation was supported and signed in 1992 by Sten Ebbesen. The project was the project of Karin Margareta Fredborg, and the former Director never told me. (Sten Ebbesen was the former Director). Of these reasons, I abandoned this project and I will never return to it.

Berlin SB, 4° 377/I (Rose 979), 47r-125v: Buridan's Rhetoric. Codex is incommunicable, but inspected on location: 2010.


Erfurt UB, Ampl. 4° 319, 144r-189v.


Leipzig UB, 4° 1246, 324r-394v (year 1452).


Lübeck SB, philos. 2° 3, 262rb-321rb: A compilation of the Questions on Aristotle's Rhetorica by Jandun & Buridan, inspected on location: 1990's, 2010.


Paris BN, Lat. 16408, 179r-182r: The Paris Fragment, inspected on location: 1991, 2000's.




Bernadette Preben-Hansen

Kraków BJ 1771, 142v. Paris c. 1370

Berlin SB, 4° 377/I

Dec. 15, 1989 to Dec. 10, 1991. Bernadette Preben-Hansen, b. 1967,

Sten Ebbesen, b. 1946. Skolevej 20, DK-2820 Gentofte. Denmark

Photo: Marie Delgado Ebbesen (1972-2018). Gentofte 1991