Pindari Quaedam et Sopho[...] MS.

Format
Manuscript, Book
Language
Ancient Greek (to 1453)
Published/​Created
[Constantinople ?], ca. 1420-1425]
Description
135 folios : paper ; 201 x 142 (150 x 55-75) mm. bound to 207 x 151 mm.

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Summary note
Greek manuscript on paper containing works by Pindar, Dionysius Periegetes, and Sophocles. Manuscript is bound in early nineteenth-century binding of half vellum and paste paper over paste board sewn in seven cords.
Notes
  • Spine title.
  • Ms. codex.
  • Physical description: Manuscript is written on 21 lines per page in a brownish ink with interlinear glosses and marginal commentaries in the scribal hand in a red faded ink; nota bene hands and large ornamental initial letters on several pages.
Language note
Greek.
Contents
  • fols. 1r-38v, Pindar (c. 522-443 BC), Olympian Odes I-XIV, with interlinear glosses and occasional marginal commentaries. Cf. E. Abel, ed. Scholia recenta in Pindari Epinicia (Budapest, 1891), 52-428.
  • fol. 38v, outer margin, biographical note on Dionysius Periegetes, "Dionysios ho Periēgētēs hyios Dionysiou Alexandreōs." Cf. K. Müller, Geographi Graeci minores (Paris, 1882), vol. 2, xvi.
  • fols. 38v-67v, "Dionysiou Alexandreias Periēgētou." Dionysius Periegetes, Description of the World. E. Amato, ed., Descrizione della terra abitata (Milan, 2005); with interlinear glosses and marginal commentaries. Cf. Müller, vol. 2, 427-457.
  • fols. 68r-69v, Anonymous Biography of Sophocles. W. Dindorf, ed., Scholia in Sophoclis tragoedias septem (Oxford, 1852), 1-8.
  • fols. 69v-70v, Argument (summary) of Sophocles, Ajax. Dindorf, 25-28.
  • fol. 70v, Anonymous note on comedy. Cf. W. J. W. Koster, Prolegomena de comoedia (Groningen, 1975), 16.
  • fols. 70v-71r, Anonymous note on literary theory. Cf. C. Walz, ed., Rhetores Graeci (Stuttgart, 1832-6), vol. 3, 728.
  • fols. 71r-102v, Sophocles (c. 497/6-407/6 BC), Ajax, with interlinear glosses and occasional marginal commentaries. Cf. Dindorf, 196-238.
  • fols. 102v-103r, Argument (summary) of Sophocles, Electra. Dindorf, 29-30.
  • fols. 103r-135v, Sophocles, Electra, with interlinear gloss and occasional marginal commentaries. Cf. Dindorf, 243-277.
Provenance
In 1883, the manuscript was in the library of Baron Frédéric-Edouard de Turckheim à Dachstein (1829-1909), whose engraved bookplate is on the front pastedown. Shelfmark "B 334."
Source acquisition
Purchase: Acquired with matching funds provided by the Program in Hellenic Studies with the support of the Stanley J. Seeger Hellenic Fund, 2010. AM 2011-29.
OCLC
1365097773
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