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

By Anne McCabe

How have been Greek texts at the care and clinical therapy 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 published variation. Surviving manuscripts contain either significant presentation copies and undeniable 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 ebook presents a advisor to its advanced heritage in addition to a number of attention-grabbing info, and comprises colour illustrations of a few manuscript pages.

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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. 74 Ed. R. Hercher, Cl. Aeliani De natura animalium . . (Leipzig, 1866), vol. II, 575–84. The date of the Orneosophion is unclear; it is diVerent from the 15th-c. text attributed to Demetrius Pepagomenos, ed. Hercher, ibid. 333–516, on which see A.

RidolW’, Me´langes d’arche´ologie et d’histoire, 30 (1910), 51–5, who suggests that the catalogue might be of Lascaris’ library rather than RidolW’s. M also Wgures in a shorter catalogue, preserved in Rome, Vallicellanus C 46: see H. Omont, ‘Un premier catalogue des manuscrits grecs du cardinal RidolW’, Bibliothe`que de l’E´cole des Chartes, 49 (1888), 320, no. 108: Iłýæôïı ŒÆd ¼ººøí ƒððØÆôæØŒÜ åYôïıí ŁåæÆðåßÆ ¥ððøí. 19. The same notice Wgures in Vat. gr. 2300 (a 16th-c. copy), fo. 18v. Mercati suggests that the short catalogue may in fact be an extract of the long one: ‘Indici di MSS greci’, 53.

Mallett, ‘Horse-Racing and Politics in Lorenzo’s Florence’, in M. Mallett and N. ), Lorenzo the MagniWcent: Culture and Politics (¼ Warburg Institute Colloquia, 3; London, 1996), 253–62. 106 Fo. 182: Ìܪøí ˚Ææ÷çäüíØïò, fo. 183v: ÚæØóôïôݺïıò, fo. 187r: the Latin words óôÜâºïí, âïýôôØïí, Šíôæıªïí, ŒüíäØôïí, 196v: Marullus, 205r: ˚ݺóïò, ÖºHæïò. 107 E. B. Fryde, Greek Manuscripts in the Private Library of the Medici 1469–1510 (Aberystwyth, 1996), 651. 108 D. F. Jackson, ‘A New Look at an Old Book List’, Studi italiani di Wlologia classica, 16 (1998), 83–108.

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