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  • Greek military and technical treatises

    Manuscript Created date: 1st quarter of the 16th century

    The treatises of Hero of Alexandria (mid-1st century CE) on pneumatics and automata were hugely popular in the Byzantine...

  • Hero’s Pneumatika

    Manuscript Created date: 2nd quarter of the 16th century-3rd quarter of the 16th century

    Although most of the manuscripts of the works of Hero of Alexandria (1st century CE) in the British Library contain both...

  • Illustrated Greek treatises on warfare

    Manuscript Created date: 1545

    This remarkable manuscript, completed on 7 May 1545, contains a range of treatises on warfare and weaponry, including te...

  • John Mauromates’ copy of Hero’s mechanical texts

    Manuscript Created date: 2nd quarter of the 16th century–3rd quarter of the 16th century

    The prolific scribe John Mauromates (fl. 1541–65), originally from Corfu, was active in Venice in the middle of the 16th...

  • Letter of Aristeas

    Manuscript Created date: 16th century

    The catena, a biblical commentary that proceeds verse by verse, was a popular interpretative tool in the Byzantine world...

  • Mechanical Texts by Hero of Alexandria

    Manuscript Created date: 3rd quarter of the 16th century

    The mechanical treatises of Hero of Alexandria, which were extremely popular in Byzantium and in the early modern era, s...