By Anne McCabe
How have been Greek texts at the care and clinical remedy of the pony transmitted from antiquity to the current day? utilizing the facts of Byzantine manuscripts of the veterinary compilation referred to as the Hippiatrica, Anne McCabe strains the adventure of the texts from the stables to the medieval scriptorium and eventually to the broadcast version. Surviving manuscripts contain either excellent presentation copies and simple ones meant to be used within the box. The Hippiatrica is a wealthy and little-known resource of knowledge approximately horses, drugs, and magic. This publication offers a advisor to its advanced heritage in addition to a number of attention-grabbing information, and comprises colour illustrations of a couple of manuscript pages.
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Vaticanus Barberinianus gr. 212, or ‘K’ (285 by 205 mm, 163 folia, in a plain green leather binding), is copied on paper datable from its watermarks to the late Wfteenth century111 by nine diVerent hands, presumably from an unbound exemplar. The copy is not entirely Wnished: one scribe has omitted all the lemmata, which were presumably to be added later in red. Three quinios have been identiWed as being in the hand of Janus Lascaris (Pl. 8);112 one wonders whether the other copyists might have been his students.
1–24, l. 15 breaking oV mid-sentence after ŒæÜìâÆò ŒÆd. 56 C. Stornajolo, Codices Urbinates Graeci Bibliothecae Vaticanae (Rome, 1985), 111–27; a detailed analysis of the manuscript in P. Canart and G. Prato, ‘Les recueils organise´s par Jean Chortasmenos et le proble`me de ses autographes’, in H. ), Studien zum Patriarchatsregister von Konstantinopel, I (Vienna, 1981), 115–78. 57 Canart and Prato, ‘Les recueils’, 137; D. and J. HarlWnger, Wasserzeichen aus griechischen Handschriften (Berlin, 1974), ‘Ciseaux 7’.
Manuscripts of the Hippiatrica 27 95, do not appear in B. 50 Within the chapters of B, the order in which excerpts are presented is changed. While Apsyrtus remains in Wrst place, Hierocles now follows immediately after him, with excerpts from other authors appended in no consistent order. The B recension contains most of the excerpts in M, with several additions and subtractions. First, to the seven principal authors—Apsyrtus, Anatolius, Eumelus, Theomnestus, Hippocrates, Hierocles, and Pelagonius—are added two new sources: these consist of a set of anonymous ðæïªíþóåØò ŒÆd NÜóåØò (‘diagnoses and cures’), and excerpts from the veterinary treatise of Tiberius.
A Byzantine encyclopaedia of horse medicine: the sources, compilation, and transmission of the Hippiatrica by Anne McCabe