Abu Bishr Matta ibn Yunus

Full name: 
Abū Bishr Mattā b. Yūnus al-Qunnāʾī
Arabic name: 
ﺍﺑﻮ ﺑﺸﺮ ﻣﺘﺎ ﺑﻦ ﻳﻮﻧﺲ ﺍﻟﻘﻨﺎﻱء
Date of birth: 
870
Date of death: 

Abu Bishr Matta received his Aristotelian education at the monastery of Mar Mari and came to Baghdad, where in the first decades of the 10th century he had al-Farabi, a Muslim, and Yahya ibn ‘Adi, a Jacobite Christian, among his pupils. He did not know Greek and his translations were made on the basis of the Syriac translations already extant.

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