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By Anne McCabe

How have been Greek texts at the care and scientific therapy of the pony transmitted from antiquity to the current day? utilizing the facts of Byzantine manuscripts of the veterinary compilation often called the Hippiatrica, Anne McCabe lines the adventure of the texts from the stables to the medieval scriptorium and eventually to the broadcast variation. Surviving manuscripts comprise either very good presentation copies and undeniable ones meant to be used within the box. The Hippiatrica is a wealthy and little-known resource of knowledge approximately horses, drugs, and magic. This ebook offers a advisor to its complicated background in addition to a bunch of interesting information, and contains colour illustrations of a few manuscript pages.

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64. And if indeed B is one of the manuscripts in the Cantacuzenus inventory, it was still in the East at the time that Pellicier was in Venice. 44 A. Palau, ‘Les copistes de Guillaume Pellicier, e´veˆque de Montpellier (1490–1567)’, Scrittura e Civilta`, 10 (1986), 199–237. 45 Parisinus gr. 3068, ed. by Omont, Catalogue des manuscrits grecs de Guillaume Pelicier, 30– 1 and 45; the catalogue republished in idem, Catalogues des manuscrits grecs de Fontainbleau sous Franc¸ois Ier et Henri II (Paris, 1889), 393–427.

Gamillscheg and D. HarlWnger, Repertorium der griechischen Kopisten 800–1600, 2A (Vienna, 1989),139–40, no. 364 and 3A, 165–6, no. 440; Legrand, Bibliographie helle´nique des XVe et XVIe sie`cles, I. cxcv–cxcviii; P. de Nolhac, La Bibliothe`que de Fulvio Orsini (Paris, 1887; repr. Geneva and Paris, 1976), 156–61. On the Greek college, see Kno¨s, Un ambassadeur, 140–57. 8 Vaticanus gr. 1414, fo. 99r. The list is entitled ‘lista de libri che furon del Sr. Lascheri’; the MS is described as ‘ƒððØÆôæØŒeí KŒ äØÆöüæøí.

E. Oder and C. Hoppe, who knew only Wve (P, b, O, l, and N), noted that they incorporate into the main text the short passage describing the points of the horse which is written in a later hand in the margin of fo. -M. Doyen-Higuet has observed that the same is true for a, c, K, and L. 70 These later manuscripts have a diVerent set of metrological tables from the ones in B: one attributed to Diodorus (ŠŒŁåóØò ˜Øïäþæïı ðåæd ìÝôæøí ŒÆd óôÆŁìHí), another described as ‘most accurate’ (ŠŒŁåóØò ðåæd ìÝôæøí ŒÆd óôÆŁìHí IŒæØâåóôÜôç), and one on liquid measures (ðåæd ìÝôæøí •ªæHí).

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