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Jean Buridan, c. 1300-1360: Questions on Aristotle's Rhetorica Unpublished transcriptions: Sten Ebbesen, Costantino Marmo, Bernadette Preben-Hansen, 1990's


Jean Jandun, 1286-1328: Questions on Aristotle's Rhetorica Unpublished transcriptions: Bernadette Preben-Hansen & Sten Ebbesen, 1990's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 working access to the relevant microfilms - despite my position as an undergraduate student of the same Institute and my fellowship of the Queen Ingrid's Roman Foundation 1992/1993 (18.000 Danish Kr.). The application was signed by Sten Ebbesen in 1992. This project was the project of Margaretha Fredborg, but the former Director never told me. Of these reasons, I abbandoned 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 (his initiative at the University of Copenhagen)

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