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Western Medieval Manuscripts : Euclid's Elements

Western Medieval Manuscripts

<p style='text-align: justify;'> The manuscript contains a text on geometry, <i>Euclid's <i> Elements</i></i>. The work is not in its complete form: Ff.3.32 contains only the statements of the propositions.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'> The text was written in the 16th century by the Greek scribe Angelos Bergikios (Ange Vergèce, first quarter of 16th c.-1569). Born in Crete, from 1539 he worked in Paris, where he was appointed <i> scriptor </i> of the Royal Library in Fontainebleau. </p><p style='text-align: justify;'> The scribe copied this same text in another codex, MS <a target='_blank' class='externalLink' href=';2'> Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, Suppl. gr. 186</a> (ff. 1r-78r), completed by him, according to its colophon, in Rome in 1537. The Paris manuscript shows geometrical diagrams which are not present in MS Ff.6.32. </p><p style='text-align: justify;'> Dr Erika Elia</p>

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