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By Anne McCabe

ISBN-10: 0199277559

ISBN-13: 9780199277551

How have been Greek texts at the care and clinical therapy of the pony transmitted from antiquity to the current day? utilizing the proof of Byzantine manuscripts of the veterinary compilation often called the Hippiatrica, Anne McCabe strains the adventure of the texts from the stables to the medieval scriptorium and eventually to the broadcast variation. Surviving manuscripts comprise either exceptional 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 booklet offers a consultant to its advanced historical past in addition to a number of interesting info, and contains colour illustrations of a couple of manuscript pages.

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The copyist of O has been identiWed by J. 94 The paper, watermarked with the winged and haloed lion of St Mark, is Venetian;95 while the Wne red leather Cretan binding (which is coming apart from the pages) resembles the bindings of other manuscripts from Barozzi’s collection. No pages appear to be missing from the beginning of the manuscript, yet the text begins mid-stream in the same place as Parisinus gr. 2245,96 which suggests that O was copied from P. 97 Francesco’s manuscripts, inherited by his nephew Iacopo, were brought to England by the bookseller Henry Featherstone in 1628, and deposited with Archbishop William Laud.

1994 is marked on the Wrst Xyleaf, in Devaris’ hand, ‘No. 5 quinta’. Doyen-Higuet notes that two other MSS of the Geoponica, Par. gr. 1994, Naples, Borb. III. d. 24 and Naples, Borb. III. d. 25 also list a text on horse medicine in the table of contents; the text, however, is not present. ‘Un manuel grec, I, 80–1’. 103 D. F. Jackson, ‘Janus Lascaris on the Island of Corfu in AD 1491’, Scriptorium, 57 (2003), 137. 105 It is hardly surprising in this context that books on horse-medicine should have Wgured among Janus’ acquisitions.

66 ‘Un manuel grec’, I, 17–23. 5, CHG I p. 1, CHG I p. 3, CHG I p. 371. 6–7, CHG I pp. 307, l. 16–308, 1. 2. 69 CHG I p. 318, apparatus; CHG I p. 44, apparatus. 70 CHG I p. 62, apparatus; CHG I p. 384, apparatus. 2, CHG I p. 248. 73 O is damaged at the beginning, but P and b are prefaced with the three metrological passages. 75 Parisinus gr. 79 D’Asola was given an introduction to 72 CHG I pp. 448–9. The recipe, which consists of the same quantity (1½ oz) of 87 ingredients, listed in alphabetical order from alpha to kappa, was identiWed by Oder and Hoppe as a joke.

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