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Fondation Martin Bodmer
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Cod. Bodmer 139
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Polybius, Historiae
Parchment · II + 174 + 2 ff. blancs ff. · 33.5 x 23.2 cm · Italy (Florence) · 15th century (about 1460-1470?)
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This manuscript, which was written during the 15th century in Florence, retains its original binding. The humanistic script is the work of a single scribe, with large golden initials and "bianchi girari" (white vine) decorations at the beginning of each book. There are some marginal glosses written in violet ink as well as other, newer additions which were probably made during the 16th century. After Herodotus and Thucydides, Polybius is the third-greatest Greek historian. He concentrated on accounts of the Roman conquest, as characterized in the many conflicts that took place in a variety of different locations. (jos)
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Pellegrin Elisabeth, Manuscrits latins de la Bodmeriana, Cologny-Genève 1982, pp. 337-339.
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10.5076/e-codices-cb-0139 (
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