Continuing the search for Galen's De Temperamentis in English, i saw that Cambridge University Press published the first book in the Cambridge Galen Translations series, Volume 1, in April, 2014. Indeed, Amazon has it listed as being published on April 7, 2014.
Amazon has it at $134 and free shipping. Cambridge Press has the list price is $140 and $6.50 shipping, but their Academic Alerts offers 20% off the first online purchase. 140 *
The question is, does this include De Temperamentis? Whereas the listing includes the Table of Contents, De Temperamentis is the Latin title, not the Greek one. So, i emailed the press [Note: only excerpts of the actual email are quotes here.]:
Galen: Psychological Writings
Does this book contain a translation of De Temperamentis?
The reply cam pretty quickly:
Thank you for your enquiry. Unfortunately ISBN: 9780521765176 Galen: Psychological Writings does not include a translation of De Temperamentis (the table of contents is below). I have checked our catalogue and none of our other Galen books include a translation of De Temperamentis so I'm afraid you will need to look elsewhere.
Luckily, i responded (and somehow refrained from referring to the original Klingon):
It seem that "Galen: Psychological Writings" is part of the "Cambridge Galen Translations" series, of which it currently is the only book. Is De Temperamentis (or its source in Greek) scheduled to be translated as part of this series?
To which her reply was the disappointing:
We have another book due to be published in this series but it doesn't contain De Temperamentis either. I'm not aware that De Temperamentis is due to be translated as part of the series.
I thought my search was over, but, in the background, someone else asked a couple others, including Professor Philip van der Eijk
Is this work represented by the Mixtures work included in Vol. 1? If not, is it due to be included in a later volume?
To which the professor responded:
Mixtures will be included in volume 2, "Works on Human Nature", which we hope to finalise for publication this autumn.
It is quite exciting that he responded (though he never responded to my email on Sept 9, 2013) I was sent the message along with the following:
Apologies; it appears that this text will be available in "Works on Human Nature" (as explained below). Please note that when Dr van der Eijk says that they are "due to finalise for publication" the volume this autumn, he means that it will be submitted to the Press this autumn. Actual publication will only take place around 9 months after submission.
So, it looks like it will be done, but i'll have to wait about another year for it.