Medieval and Early Modern Greek Manuscripts : Commentary on Ptolemy's Handy Tables

Medieval and Early Modern Greek Manuscripts

<p style='text-align: justify;'>This manuscript contains the <i> Commentary on Ptolemy's <i> Handy Tables</i></i> (Canones) attributed to Stephanos of Alexandria (6th-7th century CE). As in other exemplars of the tradition of this text (see Lempire (2011), pp. 244-248), the emperor Heraclius is indicated as the author, but this attribution has been rejected by scholars. </p><p style='text-align: justify;'> The codex was copied in the 17th century from two manuscripts: pp. ii, 1-2 were copied from <a target='_blank' class='externalLink' href='https://medieval.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/catalog/manuscript_4026'>Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Cromwell 12</a>; and pp. 3-133 from <a target='_blank' class='externalLink' href='https://medieval.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/catalog/manuscript_8830'>Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Savile 51</a> (Lempire (2016), pp. 47-48).</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>After <a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(144);return false;'> p. 133</a>, two folded paper leaves have been inserted, perpendicular to the other leaves, and bear astronomical texts written in Arabic.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dr Erika Elia</p>


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