- Halieutica, etc.
- Oppian, active 2nd century
- Published / Created
- [between 1490 and 1500]
- Publication Place
- Southern Italy,
- Manuscript on paper of 1) Table for Oppian, Halieutica. 2) Anonymous Life of Oppian. 3) Oppian of Anazarbos, Halieutica. The order of the text is distorted: I.1-66; 380-543; 67-379; I.544-III.189; IV.562-619; III.198-IV.561; IV.620-end. 4) Oppianus of Apamea, Cynegetica. 5) Colluthus, Raptus Helenae. 6) Tryphiodorus, Troiae Halosis. 7) Dionysius Periegetes, Description of the habitable world (De situ orbis).
Belonged to Frederick North, 5th Earl of Guilford (1766-1827) and to Sir Thomas Phillipps (no. 6435). Purchased from L. C. Witten with funds from the Jacob Ziskind Charitable Trust in 1957.
Binding: Nineteenth century. Title in ink on fore edge. Tan calf case with deep geometric indentations, blind-tooled, with a dark blue, gold-tooled calf label. Similar to the bindings of MSS 256 and 258. Possibly bound by Whitaker (we thank A. R. A. Hobson for this information).
Script: Text was written by a single scribe. A later hand, bold and ill-formed, supplied the table of contents (ff. iii verso-iv verso), minor marginal notations and the foliation in the upper right corner (for ff. 1-60).
Tinted drawing of Oppian writing his poem while contemplating fish in a nearby stream occurs on f. 1v (perhaps an amateur copy of an author portrait); one simple 6-line initial in red and black penwork, f. 2r; headings in red.
Watermarks: similar to Briquet Chapeau 3397 for leaves with text, and to Harlfinger Cloche 31 for blank pages.
- ff. i + iv + 138 + iv + i : paper ; 319 x 215 (223 x 120) mm.
- Extent of Digitization
- Completely digitized
Greek, Ancient (to 1453)
- Call Number
- Beinecke MS 255
Subjects, Formats, And Genres
- Manuscripts, Medieval--Italy--15th century
- Resource Type
- Archives or Manuscripts
- Subject (Geographic)
- Troy (Extinct city)
- Subject (Name)
Colluthus, of Lycopolis
Oppian, active 2nd century
Oppian, of Apamea
- Subject (Topic)
Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval
Manuscripts, Medieval--Connecticut--New Haven
Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Beinecke Library
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- Oppian, Halieutica, etc. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. and Shailor, B. Catalogue of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, MS 255.
- Orbis Record
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