skip to content

Western Medieval Manuscripts : Greek philosophical miscellany

Western Medieval Manuscripts

<p style='text-align: justify;'> Manuscript Kk.5.9 contains a small <i> Greek philosophical miscellany</i> comprising the commentary by Alexander of Aphrodias to books M and N of Aristotle's <i> Metaphysics</i> and a dialogue dealing with natural sciences by Theophylactus Simocatta (6th century CE), an author born in Egypt, best known for his historic work in eight books. </p><p style='text-align: justify;'> All the texts here were copied in the 16th century by a well known scribe active in Italy, Camillo Zanetti (first half of the 16th century-after 1587; also known as Camillo Veneto). The commentary by Alexander of Aphrodias to books M and N, with the same lacuna at the end (see Contents), is found in other manuscripts copied by Camillo Zanetti, <a target='_blank' class='externalLink' href=''> Oxford, Bodleian Library, Auct. T.1.17 (Misc. 195)</a> and <a target='_blank' class='externalLink' href=''> Oxford, Merton College, 304</a> (RGK I, 212), which was copied around 1581 in Padua from an exemplar owned by Gian Vincenzo Pinelli (see the description of the MS by N. Wilson in R.M. Thompson, <i> A Descriptive Catalogue of the Medieval Manuscripts of Merton College, Oxford</i> (2009), p. 268).</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Manuscript Kk.5.9 is currently bound as the fourth part of a single volume with three other manuscripts, Kk.5.6, 7 and 8.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dr Erika Elia</p>

Want to know more?

Under the 'More' menu you can find , and information about sharing this image.

No Contents List Available
No Metadata Available


If you want to share this page with others you can send them a link to this individual page:
Alternatively please share this page on social media

You can also embed the viewer into your own website or blog using the code below: