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Detailed record for Arundel 522

ff. 1-58 
Author Hesiod
Title Works and Days, with interlinear and marginal Triclinian scholia, and Theogony
 
ff. 59-200 
Author Euripides, Thomas Magister, and Manuel Moschopulus
Title Hecuba, Orestes, and related arguments and other texts
 
Origin Eastern Mediterranean (Crete)
Date 1489
Language Greek
Script Greek miniscule
Scribe Attributed to Emmanouel Zacharides (ff. 35-53v; 56-68), and Aristoboulos Apostoles (ff. 54-55v).
Decoration Decorated headpieces, in a braided or foliate pattern (ff. 1, 35, 59). Pink initials, some with simple penwork decoration.
Dimensions in mm 210 x 145 (165 x 80)
Official foliation Paper codex
Collation i10 (ff. 1-10); ii-iii12 (ff. 11-34); iv-vi8 (ff. 35-58); vii12 (ff. 58*-69); viii10 (ff. 70-79); ix-xviii12 (ff. 80-199); xixtwo (ff. 200-201).
Form ff. 201 + 58*
Binding BM/BL in-house. Rebound in 1933; the edges are decorated in a late fifteenth-century Cretan style with circles linked by an interlace pattern in ink and red wash (3 on the fore-edge, and 2 each on the top and tail edges).
Provenance Colophon giving the date of the completion of the copying as 26 December, 1489, f. 200.
Latin and Greek marginal titles and variants (ff. 1-58) in a last quarter of the 15th century hand, possibly the same as that responsible for the marginal notes in Burney 110.
? Thomas Howard (b. 1585, d. 1646), 2nd earl of Arundel, 4th earl of Surrey, and 1st earl of Norfolk, art collector and politician.
Henry Howard (b. 1628, d. 1684), 6th duke of Norfolk, presented to the Royal Society in 1667.
The Royal Society, London (its ink stamp: 'Soc. Reg. Lond. / ex dono HENR. HOWARD / Norfolciensis', f. 1).
Purchased by the British Museum from the Royal Society of London together with 549 other Arundel manuscripts in 1831.
Select bibliography Edward Bernard, Catalogi librorum manuscriptorum Angliae et Hiberniae, 3 vols (Oxford: Sheldonian, 1697), III, no. 3429.

Catalogue of Manuscripts in The British Museum, New Series, 1 vol. in 2 parts (London: The British Museum, 1834-1840), I, part I: The Arundel Manuscripts, p. 154.

E. Maunde Thompson, ‘Catalogue of Classical Manuscripts’, Classical Review, 2 (1888), 102-4, 171-4; 3 (1889), 149-55, 440-5 (p. 171 no. 25; 173, no. 44).

Niklas Holzberg, Willibald Pirckheimer: Griechischer Humanismus in Deutschland, Humanistische Bibliothek, ed. by Ernesto Grassi, series I: Abhandlungen, vol. 41 (Munich, Fink, 1981), p. 91.

Repertorium der griechischen Kopisten 800-1600, ed. by Ernst Gamillscheg and Dieter Harlfinger, Veröffentlichungen der Kommission für Byzantinistik, 3-1, ed. by Herbert Hunger (Vienna: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1981- ), I: Handschriften aus Bibliotheken Grossbritanniens, 3 vols, nos 27, 114.

Niklas Holzberg, Willibald Pirckheimer: Griechischer Humanismus in Deutschland (Munich: Fink, 1981), p.

Summary Catalogue of Greek Manuscripts (London: British Library, 1999- ), I, 7 [with additional bibliography].


Images

ff. 1-58
Hesiod Works and Days, with interlinear and marginal Triclinian scholia, and Theogony
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Decorated headpiece and initials

f. 1
Decorated headpiece and initials
Detail

f. 1
Detail
Decorated headpiece and initial

f. 35
Decorated headpiece and initial
 
Detail

f. 35
Detail
Text

f. 55
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