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MS 228: Erotemata by Manuel Chrysoloras, ? 16th century

 Item
Identifier: MS 228

Contents

The Erotemata ('Questions') was the first Greek grammar in use in Western Europe and it became widely popular among humanists after its publication in 1484. Manuel Chrysolaras (1355-1415), born in Constantinople, moved to Italy after having being invited by the humanist Coluccio Salutati to teach Greek in Florence.
Writing Initials and headings red. Writing Western in appearance, perhaps 16th century.

Dates

  • ? 16th century

Creator

Language of Materials

Greek

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open to all. The manuscripts can be consulted in the Centre for Research Collections, Edinburgh University Main Library.

Extent

1 bound MS volume

Previous reference

Laing 572

Previous title

Title given to the manuscript in Catherine Borland's catalogue: Chrysolarae Erotemata.

Physical Facet

Material: Paper.

Dimensions

20 cm x 14 cm

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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