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 facts 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 finally to the published version. Surviving manuscripts comprise either incredible 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, medication, and magic. This publication offers a consultant to its complicated historical past in addition to a number of attention-grabbing information, and contains colour illustrations of a couple of manuscript pages.
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57 Canart and Prato, ‘Les recueils’, 137; D. and J. HarlWnger, Wasserzeichen aus griechischen Handschriften (Berlin, 1974), ‘Ciseaux 7’. 58 Canart and Prato, ‘Les recueils’, 152. 59 H. Hunger, Johannes Chortasmenos (ca. 1370–ca. 1436/7): Briefe, Gedichte, und kleine Schriften. Einleitung, Regesten, Prosopographie, Text (Wiener Byzantinische Studien, 7; Vienna, 1969); Gamillscheg and HarlWnger, Repertorium der griechischen Kopisten, 3A, 125, no. 315. 60 Canart and Prato, ‘Les recueils’, 178. 61 Hunger, Johannes Chortasmenos, 40–2; I.
In several copies (PbONac), the prooimion of Hierocles’ second book71 is labelled as though it indicated a division of the compilation into two sections—in B, no division is indicated, and the prooimion is only preceded by a narrow band of decoration rather than an elaborate pyle. But the later representatives of B have their origin in a copy made before Phillipps 1538 was damaged by the cutting out of many of the decorated headpieces, and their evidence is thus essential for restoring the complete text of the B recension.
A Byzantine encyclopaedia of horse medicine: the sources, compilation, and transmission of the Hippiatrica by Anne McCabe