- Published / Created
- [between 1800 and 1900]
- Publication Place
- Manuscript on 2 vellum scrolls of Tyrtaeus, Elegies, with figure-poems of Dosiadas, Simmias, Besantinus, and Theocritus (attrubuted author), and hymns of Mesomedes and Arion. Said to be third century, but actually 19th-century forgery.
Fragile scroll ; partial loss of text at margins.
Preserved in a small wooden cylinder.
Script: Written in Greek capital script in boustrophedon, that is from right to left and from left to right alternatively, a method of writing that was no longer practiced in the third century when these scrolls were purported to have been written.
Sold to Sir Thomas Phillipps in 1854 by Constantine Simonides who is thought to have written them. Gift of H.P. Kraus, 1976.
- ff. 2 : vellum ; 480 x 55 mm.
- Extent of Digitization
- Completely digitized
Greek, Ancient (to 1453)
- Call Number
- Beinecke MS 580
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- Tyrtaeus, Elegies. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
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