Medieval and Early Modern Greek Manuscripts : Michael Psellos and John Kamateros

Medieval and Early Modern Greek Manuscripts

<p style='text-align: justify;'> The manuscript contains texts by <i> Michael Psellos and John Kamateros</i>. The two small philosophical treatises by the eleventh-century Byzantine polymath Psellos deal respectively with the creation of the souls in Plato, and with the Chaldaean Oracles, a set of texts belonging to the mysterical tradition which carry revelations from the Gods. Psellos' texts are accompanied by the astrological treatise <i> On the zodiac</i> written in the middle of the twelfth century by John Kamateros. </p><p style='text-align: justify;'>The manuscript was copied by the Greek scribe Iakobos Diassorinos, who worked at the royal library at Fontainebleau around the middle of the 16th century. He copied these same texts multiple times: both Psellos' texts are present in MSS CUL, Gg.6.10 and Città del Vaticano, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Barb. gr. 38; the <i>Expositio brevis de dogmatis Assyriorum</i> was transcribed by him in MS El Escorial, Real Biblioteca, Φ.II.11. </p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dr Erika Elia</p>


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