‘One picture is worth ten thousand words’: The Rosette folio’s exhibition of elements and phenomena described in Aristotle’s Meteorologica

2016-12-05T21:39:51Z (GMT) by Juergen Wastl
Core to this essay is the matching of a single classical text source to the imagery of the Rosette folio and the discussion of the method in this context (block paradigm, introduced by Nick Pelling). The strength of this method lies in the fact that it does not rely or discuss a single match but a comprehensive matching of an entire single classical text source against the Rosette folio network of imagery. Furthermore the inclusion of secondary text resources including commentaries provides an independent and unbiased view and it is suggested that a substantial part of the Rosette folio presents a selective display of meteorological phenomena as described in Aristotle’s ‘Meteorologica’.