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Medieval and Early Modern Greek Manuscripts : Homer, Iliad

Medieval and Early Modern Greek Manuscripts

<p style='text-align: justify;'>This manuscript is a complete copy of <i>Homer, Iliad</i>, with hypotheses, copied by Andreas Donos in 1530s. The manuscript was also meant to contain the scholia, as the folios have been ruled to receive them.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>By comparison with the reading of the <i>Codex Mori</i> used by Joshua Barnes for his <a target='_blank' class='externalLink' href=''>1711 edition</a>, Walter Leaf identified R.16.35 in 1884 as the codex used by the philologist and belonging to the bishop of Ely John Moore (1646-1714; cf. note <a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(5);return false;'>f. [b] recto</a>). The manuscript, however, does not appear in the list of John Moore's manuscript in <a target='_blank' class='externalLink' href=''> Bernard, <i>Catalogi librorum manuscriptorum Angliæ et Hiberniæ</i> (1697)</a>, or in the handwritten supplementary list of Moore's manuscripts, now CUL MS Oo.7.50.2, compiled by Thomas Tanner (1674-1735) in 1715.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>The manuscript belonged to Richard Bentley, Master of Trinity College, and was eventually donated to the College in 1757 by his namesake nephew.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dr Matteo Di Franco</p>

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