By Anne McCabe
How have been Greek texts at the care and scientific remedy of the pony transmitted from antiquity to the current day? utilizing the facts of Byzantine manuscripts of the veterinary compilation often called the Hippiatrica, Anne McCabe lines the adventure of the texts from the stables to the medieval scriptorium and eventually to the broadcast version. Surviving manuscripts comprise either brilliant 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 presents a advisor to its complicated background in addition to a number of interesting information, and comprises colour illustrations of a couple of manuscript pages.
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All passages of a magical or poetic nature present in M are omitted from B. e. 53 Also present, at the very end of the manuscript, is an elaborate recipe for a warming ointment (IºïØöc ŁåæìÞ) which includes imported materia medica such as ambergris, aloeswood, and galangal, introduced only in the medieval period (Pl. 54 The text of B has also been subjected throughout to editing: we shall return to this phenomenon later. OTHE R M ANU SC R IP TS OF TH E B RECENSION Nine more recent manuscripts contain the text of the B recension.
D. 32 is, on the other hand, much fatter, at 575 folia. The text is prefaced by the same list of authors as in BL Additional 5108; it is also followed by the note about the Corsican practice for silencing horses. The manuscript belonged to the Florentine bibliophile Niccolo` 118 A. Meschini, Cristoforo Kontoleon (Padua, 1973); Gamillscheg and HarlWnger, Repertorium, IA, 188–9, no. 383; cf. Vogel and Gardthausen, Die griechischen Schreiber, 430. 119 A. Palau, ‘Les copistes de Guillaume Pellicier’, 210–11.
135), 1539–42 b Oxoniensis Baroccianus 164, second half 16th c. O Florentinus Laurentianus Pluteus 75. 6, late 14th/early 15th c. l Vaticanus Barberinianus gr. 212, late 15th/early 16th c. K Londinensis Additional 5108, Wrst half 16th c. a Romanus Bibliothecae Corsinianae 43. D. 32 (Rossi 358), Wrst half 16th c. c Neapolitanus Borbonicus III. d. 26, Wrst half 16th c. N D recension: Cantabrigiensis Collegii Emmanuelis 251 (III. 3. 19), 13th c. C Londinensis Sloane 745, 13th or 14th c. L RV recension: Parisinus gr.
A Byzantine encyclopaedia of horse medicine: the sources, compilation, and transmission of the Hippiatrica by Anne McCabe