Medieval and Early Modern Greek Manuscripts : Lexicographic treatises

Medieval and Early Modern Greek Manuscripts

<p style='text-align: justify;'> This 15th-century manuscript contains three <i>Lexicographic treatises</i>, and is known to be the only copy of the <i>Lexicon Rhetoricum Cantabrigiense</i>.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'> The main text is the <i>Lexicon in decem oratores Atticos</i> (<i>Lexicon of the Ten Orators</i>) by the Greek grammarian Valerius Harpocration from Alexandria (2nd century CE). The manuscript is cited in editions as Q.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>The <i>Lexicon Rhetoricum Cantabrigiense</i> was edited from the marginal notes on the folios of this copy of Harpocration's Lexicon by the Cambridge scholar Peter Paul Dobree (1782-1825) as an appendix to Porson's edition of Photius' Lexicon (London 1822, reprinted in <a target='_blank' class='externalLink' href=''>Leipzig 1823</a>).</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>The third text is a treatise on transitive and intransitive verbs, here untitled but which in its tradition is ascribed to Maximus Planudes (ca. 1260 - ca. 1310), under different titles. The text is not edited but is preserved in several recensions in a significant number of manuscripts. Some of them attribute it to Constantinos Lascaris, but the oldest to Planudes. A fragment with verbs beginning with alpha was printed by L. Bachmann from the manuscript <a target='_blank' class='externalLink' href=''> Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, grec 2669</a>, which is almost complete.</p>

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