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Medieval and Early Modern Greek Manuscripts : Herodotus

Medieval and Early Modern Greek Manuscripts

<p style='text-align: justify;'>This 15th-century manuscript is a copy of <i>Herodotus</i> by Andronikos Kallistos (Andronicus Callistus), preceded by a short essay on Ionic dialect. Since Gaisford's edition (1824), the manuscript is known as 'Sancroftianus' from its former owner, the Archbishop William Sancroft (1617-1693), and cited in modern editions as S.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>The manuscript is closely related to a copy of Thucydides now <a target='_blank' class='externalLink' href=''>Cambridge, University Library, MS Nn.3.18</a>. The two manuscripts were conceived as a pair, both for their content (the two major Greek historians) and for their physical characteristics. The manuscripts were attributed to Andronikos Kallistos by Diller, and previously attributed to an unknown scribe named George the Cretan.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>The physician and book collector Anthony Askew (1722-1774) collated Emmanuel MS 30 for Petrus Wesseling (1692-1764), as stated by Richard Porson (1759-1808) in a note on <a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(4);return false;'>f. [i] verso</a>; Porson also numbered the books and chapters in the text.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dr Matteo Di Franco</p>

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