Medieval and Early Modern Greek Manuscripts : Autolycus of Pitane

Medieval and Early Modern Greek Manuscripts

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Trinity College, MS O.3.18 is a late 17th-century copy of the two surving treatises by <i>Autolycus of Pitane</i> (2nd century BCE): <i>On Risings and Settings</i> and <i>On the Moving Sphere</i> (defective). The greater part of the manuscript is blank (ff. 178r-v and 182r are not imaged); the texts begin at <a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(223);return false;'>f. 109r</a> and runs on rectos only up to <a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(287);return false;'>f. 141r</a>. Each folio is divided into two halves: the upper one is meant to receive the Greek text and the lower one to receive the Arabic version, but the latter is present only on <a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(223);return false;'>f. 109r</a>.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'> According to Mogenet's (1950) study on textual tradition, the first treatise in this manuscript was partially copied from <a target='_blank' class='externalLink' href=''> Oxford, Bodleian Library, Barocci MS 166</a> (dated late 15th century), and it was meant to be a preparatory material for a new edition.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>The manuscript was donated to Trinity College by Roger Gale in 1738, the eldest son of the Fellow of Trinity and Dean of York Thomas Gale, who was also an antiquarian.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dr Matteo Di Franco</p>

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