Homerus (ca. S. VIII a.C.n.)
CB 85, a manuscript of the Iliad on paper, was copied during the 13th century in Terra d'Otranto, a famous center of Greek culture in southern Italy. The text by Homer is accompanied by interlinear and marginal scholii and commentaries by the Byzantine scholar John Tzetzes.
Online Since: 12/21/2009
The Ilias latina was frequently copied during the entire occidental middle ages, which enjoyed access to material about the Trojans via Latin adaptations. Today these manuscripts number about one hundred. The date and location of Codex Bodmer 87 can be ascertained with the help of the inscription: "Aretii die 15 Iuli 1469" (Arezzo, July 15, 1469, fol. 22). The humanistic script, a somewhat angular cursive, is the hand of a single scribe.
Online Since: 06/02/2010
- Bernard Quaritch Ltd. (London) (Seller) | Bodmer, Martin (Former possessor) | Homerus (Author) | Lewis, Charles (Bookbinder) | Lyell, James P. R. (Former possessor) Found in: Standard description
- Bernard Quaritch Ltd. (London) (Seller) | Bodmer, Martin (Former possessor) | Homerus (Author) | Lewis, Charles (Bookbinder) | Lyell, James P. R. (Former possessor) Found in: Additional description
This 13th century Byzantine manuscript contains a great number of scholia, which partially complete those of older manuscripts and which testify to the environment during production and to the habits of the manuscript's annotators and successive owners. To be distinguished among these are Theodorus Meliteniota, who restored and completed the already damaged manuscript in the 14th century, as well as Henri Estienne (Henricus Stephanus), who owned the manuscript in the second half of the 16th century and used it for his 1566 edition of Homer's poems, which remained the standard into the 18th century. With the exception of several accidental short lacunas or gaps, the manuscript contains a complete Iliad, including an interlinear paraphrase for the first twelve books.
Online Since: 12/13/2013
- Homerus (Author) Found in: Standard description
- Estienne, Henri (Annotator) | Estienne, Henri (Former possessor) | Giovannini, Andrea (Restorer) | Homerus (Author) | Manuel, Moschopulus (Former possessor) | Theodorus, Meliteniota (Annotator) | Theodorus, Meliteniota (Former possessor) Found in: Standard description