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Jean Buridan, c. 1300-1360: Questions on Aristotle's Rhetorica Unpublished transcriptions: Sten Ebbesen, Costantino Marmo, Bernadette Preben-Hansen: primo 1990's


Jean Jandun, 1286-1328: Questions on Aristotle's Rhetorica Unpublished transcriptions: Bernadette Preben-Hansen & Sten Ebbesen: primo 1990's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

Bulletin de Philosophie Médiévale, 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 (Sten Ebbesen) refused me access, 1993 and in perpetuo, to the relevant microfilms of the SAXO Institute, Greek and Latin - despite my position as an undergraduate student of the Institute of Greek and Latin Medieval Philology, University of Copenhagen, and my fellowship of the Queen Ingrid's Roman Foundation 1992/1993 (18.000 Danish Kr.). The application was signed by Sten Ebbesen 1992. Sten Ebbesen never told me as an undergraduate student, that this project was the project of his former student fellow and colleague Margaretha Fredborg. 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. 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 spontaneously 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, June 1991