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Western Medieval Manuscripts : Aristophanes

Western Medieval Manuscripts

<p style='text-align: justify;'>This Greek manuscript is composed of two separate parts, each with independent foliation, often referred to in the literature by two internal classmarks: Nn.3.16.1, as recorded on ff. <a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(9);return false;'>2r</a> and <a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(296);return false;'>145v</a> of Part I, and Nn.3.16.2 on f. <a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(297);return false;'>1r</a> of Part II.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Nn.3.16.1 contains two comedies by the Athenian writer <i>Aristophanes</i> (b. c. 446, d. 385 BCE): <i>Plutus</i> (known also as <i>Wealth</i>) and <i>Nubes</i> (known also as <i>Clouds</i>), along with scholia by the Byzantine grammarians Thomas Magistros and Demetrius Triclinius (13th-14th century). The Greek text is cited in the editions of Aristophanes as Ct4 or Cant. 4, and it was collated by P. Dobree in the 19th century (<a target='_blank' class='externalLink' href=''><i>Ricardi Porsoni notae in Aristophanem</i>, Cambridge 1820</a>).</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Nn.3.16.2 contains the didactic poem <i>Opera et dies</i> (<i>Works and days</i>) by the poet Hesiod, with the scholia by the Byzantine grammarian Manuel Moschopoulus (13th-14th century), author of the introduction to the poem on f. <a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(297);return false;'>1r</a>. The manuscript was collated by F.A. Paley (<i>The epics of Hesiod</i>, Cambridge 1861).</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dr Matteo Di Franco</p>

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