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Oeconomica by Pseudo-Aristotle, translated by Leonardo Aretino, 15th century

Identifier: MS 119/ff. 47v-56v


This section contains the Oeconomica (Economics) by Pseudo-Aristotle. This version has been translated by Italian humanist and historian Leonardo Aretino (commonly known as Leonardo Bruni), seemingly as part of his correspondence with Cosimo de' Medici.
In this manuscript, it is titled Epistola Leonardi Aretini ad Cosmam medicum super principium economicorum Aristotelis feliciter incipit on f. 47v.
The Prologue starts on f. 48r with the words Preciosa sunt interdum parvi corporis membra. It ends on f.48v with nunc ad textum Aristotelis deveniamus.
The Text itself is titled Aeconomicorum Aristotelis liber primus per dominum Leonardum e greco in latinum translatus incipit feliciter on f. 48v. It starts on f. 49r, with the words Res familiaris et respublica inter se differunt.
Book Two starts on f. 52v.
This section ends on f. 56v with the words ad uxorem ; filios et parentes.
Writing This section is in the same hand as the rest of the manuscript. There are some annotations in another hand.


  • 15th century


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9 folios

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