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Extracts from his chronological tables of Eastern kings and Emperors of Rome, c. 1700

Author:
Theon, of Alexandria, active 364 [Browse]
Format:
Manuscript
Compiled/​Created:
c. 1700
Description:
1 v.; 22 x 16.5 cm
Biographical/​Historical note:
Theon of Alexandria was a mathematician and astronomer who lived in Alexandria during the reign of Emperor Theodosius, and who edited Euclid's Elements and commentaries on Euclid and Ptolemy, as well as a lost treatise on the astrolabe.
Summary note:
Bound volume that contains extracts from the works of Theon of Alexandria (335-405). With scholarly notes, in Greek, Latin and in one place Dutch (probably by an unknown Dutch scholar). 15 leaves (plus 8 paper leaves at each end), each filled with line-drawn tables containing Greek names, and with scholarly comment in margins in Greek and Latin describing the references within the tables, drawing the reader s attention to the work of Henry Dodwell (1641-1711) (Dissertationes Cyprianicae, 1684) and that of Isaac Vossius (1618-1689), with note of provenance of exemplar at head of first leaf and short description of it at foot. Theon of Alexandria's text was transcribed from a manuscript in the Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, Florence (MS. Pluteus 28.12). 220 by 165 mm.; bound in parchment over pasteboards.
Provenance:
Formerly owned by Richard Heber before Sir Thomas Phillips acquired it at auction (Phillips MS no. 8264). It was then sold in Phillipps' sale at Sotheby's, [5 June 1970, lot 1236] to Nicholas Reed Herbert. His early twentieth-century bookplate can be found on the inside front pastedown.
Source acquisition:
Purchase: Acquired with matching funds provided by the Program in Hellenic Studies with the support of the Stanley J. Seeger Hellenic Fund. AM 2017-93.
Subject(s):
EmperorsRome18th centurySources [Browse]
Form/​Genre:
Manuscripts, Greek 18th century.
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