This lecture will begin with a short introduction about writing in the form of manuscripts as the basis of Arabic medeaval research and knowledge. Then three extant pertinent -to-Laws Arabic manuscripts of Leiden (L), Kabul (K) and Escorial (E) will be collated in order to have a general view of the Arabic manuscript traditions related to Plato's Nomoi. Then the modern editions by Gabreili, Mahdi, Badawi and Druart. And in this context Al-Farabi own narration and reception of this manuscript at the end of his Nawamis will be considered.
After this initial necessary preface, Al-farabi introduction (about 1.5 in Arabic)will be considered word by word in order to consider these points: