A Byzantine Encyclopaedia of Horse Medicine : The Sources, Compilation, and Transmission of the Hippiatrica: The Sources, Compilation, and Transmission of the Hippiatrica (Google eBook)

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Oxford University Press, Apr 26, 2007 - History - 368 pages
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How were Greek texts on the care and medical treatment of the horse transmitted from antiquity to the present day? Using the evidence of Byzantine manuscripts of the veterinary compilation known as the Hippiatrica, Anne McCabe traces the journey of the texts from the stables to the medieval scriptorium and ultimately to the printed edition. Surviving manuscripts include both magnificent presentation copies and plain ones intended for use in the field. The Hippiatrica is a rich and little-known source of information about horses, medicine, and magic. This book provides a guide to its complex history as well as a host of fascinating details, and includes colour illustrations of a number of manuscript pages.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
Manuscripts of the Hippiatrica
18
Editions and Translations of the Text
49
Studies of the Hippiatrica
55
The Form of the Hippiatrica
59
The Sources of the Hippiatrica
66
Anatolius
71
Eumelus
98
Pelagonius
156
Theomnestus
181
Hierocles
208
Hippocrates
245
The Compilation and Evolution of the Hippiatrica
259
Conclusions
297
Bibliography
303
Index
323

Apsyrtus
122

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