Sergius of Resh`aina

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Hearsay from the internet

  • Dionysius the Areopagite was translated from Greek to Syriac by Sergius of Resh'aina.
  • d. 536 AD.
  • 26 books of [Galen's] work were translated into Syriac as early as the sixth century AD by Sergius of Resh' Aina (Ra's al-Ain). Sergius was a Christian priest who studied medicine in Alexandria and worked in Mesopotamia, dying in Constantinople in about AD 532 [33].


  • Henri Hugonnard-Roche, Aux origines de l'exégèse orientale de la logique d'Aristote: Sergius de Resh'aina († 536), médecin et philosophe, in Journal Asiatique, 277 (1989) pp. 1-17.
  • Henri Hugonnard-Roche, Note sur Sergius de Resh'aina, traducteur du grec en syriaque et commentateur d'Aristote, in The Ancient Tradition in Christian and Islamic Hellenism. Studies on the Transmission of Greek Philosophy and sciences, dedicated to H.J. Drossaart Lulofs, ed. G. Endress and R. Kruk, Leiden, 1997, p. 121-143.
  • Henri Hugonnard-Roche, Comme la cigogne au désert. Un prologue de Sergius de Resh'ayna à l'étude de la philosophie aristotélicienne en syriaque, in Langages et philosophie. Hommage à Jean Jolivet, éd. A. de Libera, A. Elamrani-Jamal, A. Galonnier, Paris, Vrin, 1997 (Etudes de philosophie médiévale, LXXIV), pp. 79-97.
  • Henri Hugonnard-Roche, Les Catégories d'Aristote comme introduction à la philosophie, dans un commentaire syriaque de Sergius de Resh'aina († 536), in Documenti e studi sulla tradizione filosofica medievale, 8 (1997), pp. 339-363.