By Anne McCabe
How have been Greek texts at the care and clinical therapy of the pony transmitted from antiquity to the current day? utilizing the facts of Byzantine manuscripts of the veterinary compilation referred to as the Hippiatrica, Anne McCabe lines the adventure of the texts from the stables to the medieval scriptorium and eventually to the published version. Surviving manuscripts contain either amazing presentation copies and simple ones meant to be used within the box. The Hippiatrica is a wealthy and little-known resource of knowledge approximately horses, medication, and magic. This e-book offers a advisor to its advanced historical past in addition to a bunch of interesting information, and contains colour illustrations of a few manuscript pages.
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75. 110 The same list appears in Vaticanus Barberinianus gr. 212, British Library Additional 5108, Parisinus ital. 58, and Corsini 43. D. 32, but copied as part of the title in the hand of the scribe; we shall see that the Wrst three of these manuscripts also have connections to Lascaris and his circle. Vaticanus Barberinianus gr. 212, or ‘K’ (285 by 205 mm, 163 folia, in a plain green leather binding), is copied on paper datable from its watermarks to the late Wfteenth century111 by nine diVerent hands, presumably from an unbound exemplar.
J. , 1962; repr. Connecticut, 1973), 167–200. Gamillscheg and HarlWnger, Repertorium, IA, 41, no. 27. 118 Kontoleon, a native of Monemvasia, was, along with Devaris, a student at the Greek college founded by Lascaris and Leo X in Rome. 119 One may note the use of the ‘classical’ form of sigma in titles; also worthy of note are the alternative readings in the margin, in the same hand as the main text, throughout the manuscript. A list of authors precedes the text (Pl. 9) as in K. 121 No. 43. D. 32 (Rossi 358) of the Biblioteca dell’Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei e Corsiniana, or ‘c’,122 is copied on paper with watermarks similar to those of BL Additional 5108,123 but that has been folded two more times so the pages are in octavo, one quarter the size (163 by 112 mm) of those of the London manuscript.
Sˇevcˇenko, E´tudes sur la pole´mique entre The´odore Me´tochite et Nice´phore Choumnos (Brussels, 1962), 43–4 and 281–2. 62 Canart and Prato, ‘Les recueils’, 145 n. 74. 63 The marginalia in B are very brief (unfortunately for the purpose of their identiWcation, but fortunately for the appearance of the manuscript), so although the hand is not unlike that of Chortasmenos, it is impossible to be certain. I am grateful to Mr Nigel Wilson for examining them. Manuscripts of the Hippiatrica 29 Federigo, duke of Urbino (d.
A Byzantine encyclopaedia of horse medicine: the sources, compilation, and transmission of the Hippiatrica by Anne McCabe