I'm trying to find the original Greek for this passage in the Octavius Own Oxford edition. Does anyone know of a source?

Likewise also some things are predicated of a certain subject, yet are in no subject, as "the man" is predicated of a subject, i.e. of "some certain man", yet is in no subject. Others, again are in a subject, yet are not predicated of any subject, (I mean by a thing being in a subject, that which is in any thing not as a part, but which cannot subsist without that which it is,) as "a certain grammatical art" is in a subject, "the soul", but is not predicated of any; and "this white thing" is in a subject, "the body" (for all "colour" is in "body"), but is predicated of no subject.

Also, I understand there are a few interpretations of this section. I'm trying to look at the original Greek as well.

Thank you


This is only a partial answer since the texts may not be "the Octavius Own Oxford edition".

There is a Greek text of Aristotle's The Categories on the Internet Archive with a translation by Harold P. Cook.


Wikisource also has the original Greek text linked at the bottom of https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Categories_(Aristotle)


Aristotle's Categories in LCL 325: 14-15:

Τῶν ὄντων τὰ μὲν καθ᾿ ὑποκειμένου τινὸς λέγεται, ἐν ὑποκειμένῳ δὲ οὐδενί ἐστιν, οἷον ἄνθρωπος καθ᾿ ὑποκειμένου μὲν λέγεται τοῦ τινὸς ἀνθρώπου, ἐν ὑποκειμένῳ δὲ οὐδενί ἐστι· τὰ δὲ ἐν ὑποκειμένῳ μέν ἐστι, καθ᾿ ὑποκειμένου δὲ οὐδενὸς λέγεται (ἐν ὑποκειμένῳ δὲ λέγω, ὃ ἔν τινι 25μὴ ὡς μέρος ὑπάρχον ἀδύνατον χωρὶς εἶναι τοῦ ἐν ᾧ ἐστίν), οἷον ἡ τὶς γραμματικὴ ἐν ὑποκειμένῳ μέν ἐστι τῇ ψυχῇ, καθ᾿ ὑποκειμένου δ᾿ οὐδενὸς λέγεται, καὶ τὸ τὶ λευκὸν ἐν ὑποκειμένῳ μὲν τῷ σώματί ἐστιν (ἅπαν γὰρ χρῶμα ἐν σώματι), καθ᾿ ὑποκειμένου δὲ οὐδενὸς λέγεται·

But as for the things that are meant, when we thus speak of uncombined words, you can predicate some of a subject, but they never are present in one. You can predicate ‘man,’ for example, of this or that man as the subject, but man is not found in a subject. By ‘in,’ ‘present,’ ‘found in a subject’ I do not mean present or found as its parts are contained in a whole; I mean that it cannot exist as apart from the subject referred to. And then there is that class of things which are present or found in a subject, although they cannot be asserted of any known subject whatever. A piece of grammatical knowledge is there in the mind as a subject but cannot be predicated of any known subject whatever. Again, a particular whiteness is present or found in a body (all colour implies some such basis as what we intend by ‘a body’) but cannot itself be asserted of any known subject whatever.

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