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Madrid, El Escorial, 281 (υ.iii.11)

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Additional Information

  • Appr. Date: 10th c., 11th c. (10th-11th c.)
  • Genres: Military
  • Illustrations: Yes

Notes

Revilla-Andrés 281.
Nota Antiqua υ.iii.11.
Miller no. 278.

Parchment, 10th-11th century (with three pages of paper). Various writers — Athenæus (TLG 1204.001), Biton (1226.001), Hero of Alexandria (0559), Apollodorus of Damascus (1165.001), Philo of Byzantium (1599), Sextus Julius Africanus (2956.002),  Leo VI (2944), Nicephorus II Phocas (3181.001), and anonymi tres (3301.001, 3234 and perhaps another) — on the Art of War. Sweet illustrations. See Revilla-Andrés entry in Bibliography and Online Resources for detailed list of contents and Miller's for the many differences between the manuscript and the editions (of his day).


The Escorial Library have put the whole of Revilla & Andrés’s excellent catalogue online in pdf/aspx format (see Online Resources), but navigating it can be slightly tricky and deserves comment. It’s in fifteen parts, as follows:

1/15: Vol. 1 (Revilla), pp. i-cxxxv (prologue, corrigenda &c.).
2/15: Vol. 1 (Revilla), pp. 001-100 (codd. 1-24 [r.i.1—r.ii.4]).
3/15: Vol. 1 (Revilla), pp. 100-200 (codd. 25-58 [r.ii.5—r.iii.24]).
4/15: Vol. 1 (Revilla), pp. 201-309 (codd. 59-87 [r.iii.25—σ.ii.7]).
5/15: Vol. 1 (Revilla), pp. 310-402 (codd. 88-124 [σ.ii.8—τ.i.4]).
6/15: Vol. 1 (Revilla), pp. 404-501 (codd. 125-157 [τ.i.5—τ.i.18]).
7/15: Vol. 1 (Revilla), pp. 502-560 (codd. 158-178 [τ.ii.19—τ.iii.18] and indices).
8/15: Vol. 2 (Andrés), pp. i-xvi (prologue) and 001-095 (codd. 179—251 [φ.i.1-υ.i.12]).
9/15: Vol. 2 (Andrés), pp. 096-193 (codd. 252-308 [υ.i.13—y.i.15]).
10/15: Vol. 2 (Andrés), pp.193-282 (codd. 309-372 [y.ii.1—χ.ii.12]).
11/15: Vol. 2 (Andrés), pp. 283-357 (codd. 373-420 [χ.ii.13—χ.iv.25]).
12/15: Vol. 3 (Andrés), pp. 001-119 (codd. 421-503 [ψ.i.1—ω.i.2]).
13/15: Vol. 3 (Andrés), pp. 120-203 (codd. 504-551 [ω.i.3—ω.iii.18]).
14/15: Vol. 3 (Andrés), pp. 204-263 (codd. 552-649 [ω.iii.19—82.vii.22]).
15/15: Vol. 3 (Andrés), pp. 265-368 (indices).

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