Dimitri Gutas

Dimitri Gutas (born 1945) is an American Arabist and Hellenist and professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at Yale University.

Gutas studied classical philology, religion, history, Arabic and Islamic studies at Yale University, where he received his doctorate in 1974.[1]

His main research interests are the classical Arabic and the intellectual tradition of the Middle Ages in the Islamic culture,[2] especially Avicenna, and the Graeco-Arabica, which is the reception and the tradition of Greek works on medicine, science and philosophy in the Arab-Islamic world (especially from the 8th to the 10th century in Baghdad ). In this field he is considered one of the leading experts.[3] He is a co-editor in Yale's Project Theophrastus. He worked with Professor Gerhard Endress of Ruhr University Bochum in Germany to create the Greek and Arabic Lexicon.

Gutas is a member of the advisory board of numerous journals, including the leading journal Arabic Sciences and Philosophy (Cambridge University Press)[4] and co-editor and contributors to the revision of the Ueberweg, a comprehensive history of philosophy.

In 2011 the book Islamic philosophy, science, culture, and religion; studies in honor of Dimitri Gutas was published by Brill Publishers with articles by friends, colleagues and students.[5]



Books edited



  1. "Dimitri Gutas". Yale University. Retrieved 13 June 2012.
  2. Harwood, Lori. "The Social Contexts of Medieval Arabic Science". The University of Arizona. Retrieved 13 June 2012.
  3. McCollum, Adam (2011-11-31). "Review of Dimitri Gutas, Theophrastus, On First Principles (known as his Metaphysics), Philosophia Antiqua 119.". Bryn Mawr Classical Review. Retrieved 13 June 2012. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  4. "Editorial Board". Cambridge University Press. Retrieved 13 June 2012.
  5. "Islamic philosophy, science, culture, and religion; studies in honor of Dimitri Gutas". Brill Publishers.
  6. Glucker, John (1979). "Dimitri Gutas: Greek Wisdom Literature in Arabic Translation. A Study of the Graeco-Arabic Gnomologia. (American Oriental Series, 60.) Pp. x + 504; 3 fascimiles of Arabic MSS. New Haven, Conn.: American Oriental Society, 1975. Paper.". The Classical Review. 29 (01): 167–168. doi:10.1017/S0009840X00231223.
  7. ORMSBY, ERIC. "The Islamic Enlightenment". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 13 June 2012. In the best account of the Abbasid translation movement, the classic "Greek Thought, Arabic Culture" (1998), the Yale scholar Dimitri Gutas calls the movement "epoch-making" and deems it as historically significant as Periclean Athens or the Scientific Revolution.
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