A Byzantine encyclopaedia of horse medicine: the sources, by Anne McCabe

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 proof of Byzantine manuscripts of the veterinary compilation often called the Hippiatrica, Anne McCabe strains the adventure of the texts from the stables to the medieval scriptorium and eventually to the published version. Surviving manuscripts comprise either excellent presentation copies and simple ones meant to be used within the box. The Hippiatrica is a wealthy and little-known resource of data approximately horses, drugs, and magic. This e-book offers a consultant to its advanced heritage in addition to a bunch of attention-grabbing information, and contains colour illustrations of a few manuscript pages.

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Illustriss. Sig. Giacomo Barocci, Nobile Veneto (Venice, 1617), 18v no. 53. 99 In all these, as in PbO, the metrological tables are placed before the text instead of after it. This group is related to the circle of Janus Lascaris in Florence and in Rome. Lascaris may have had a hand both in the copying of the text and in its appearance in printed form; as we shall see later, the Wrst Latin and Greek editions are related to this family. Finally, N contains elements derived from both branches of the B recension.

307, l. 16–308, 1. 2. 69 CHG I p. 318, apparatus; CHG I p. 44, apparatus. 70 CHG I p. 62, apparatus; CHG I p. 384, apparatus. 2, CHG I p. 248. 73 O is damaged at the beginning, but P and b are prefaced with the three metrological passages. 75 Parisinus gr. 79 D’Asola was given an introduction to 72 CHG I pp. 448–9. The recipe, which consists of the same quantity (1½ oz) of 87 ingredients, listed in alphabetical order from alpha to kappa, was identiWed by Oder and Hoppe as a joke. 73 CHG I p. 450.

24 and Naples, Borb. III. d. 25 also list a text on horse medicine in the table of contents; the text, however, is not present. ‘Un manuel grec, I, 80–1’. 103 D. F. Jackson, ‘Janus Lascaris on the Island of Corfu in AD 1491’, Scriptorium, 57 (2003), 137. 105 It is hardly surprising in this context that books on horse-medicine should have Wgured among Janus’ acquisitions. 106 The manuscript does not appear in the 1495 inventory of the Medici library compiled during the family’s exile from Florence; it does, however, appear as no.

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