Theophrastus (369-288 a.C.n.)
This composite manuscript comes from the library of the Carthusian monastery of Basel and contains school texts on the ancient comic poet Publius Terentius Afer (Terence) (ca. 195 - ca. 159 B.C.), such as Comoediae cum didascaliis, as well as various Rhetoricae, or teachings on the art of speech making and letter writing. The first part of the manuscript was written by the later Prior Jacob Lauber while he was still a student in 1471 and 1472.
Online Since: 06/18/2020
- Theophrastus: Tractatus de eo an uxor ducenda sit (163r-v)
Incipit: Expedit tam probatos amicos amare
Explicit: sed infirma conflictatus via etc.
- Alpoleius, Jacobus, de Urbisaglia (Author) | Augustinus, Dati (Author) | Gasparinus, Barzizius (Author) | Heinrich Arnoldi (Librarian) | Henricus, Francigena (Author) | Isidorus, Hispalensis (Author) | Louber, Jakob (Commentator) | Louber, Jakob (Annotator) | Louber, Jakob (Former possessor) | Louber, Jakob (Scribe) | Luder, Petrus (Author) | Pius II, Papa (Author) | Terentius Afer, Publius (Author) | Theophrastus (Author) Found in: Standard description
Sometime during the last 20 years of the 15th century, this manuscript was copied and annotated by the humanist and well-known professor of Aristotelian philosophy in Padua, Nicolaus Leonicus Thomaeus (1456-1531). (He should not be confused with his contemporary Leoniceno Niccolò [1428-1524], a physician, philosopher and professor in Ferrara.) This manuscript has a key role in cultural history, as the texts by Theoprastus and most of the Aristotelian texts it contains served as the basis for the Aldine edition of 1497. Similarly, it served as the basis for the translation of Aristotle's Mechanica published by the manuscript's owner in 1525 in Venice. In the margin of the manuscript one can see the efforts of Nicolaus Thomaeus to devise figures to illustrate the translation.
Online Since: 08/12/2010
- Theophrastus (Author) Found in: Standard description
- Alexander, Aphrodisiensis (Author) | Athenaeus, Naucratites (Author) | Bongars, Jacques (Former possessor) | Leonicus Thomaeus, Nicolaus (Former possessor) | Leonicus Thomaeus, Nicolaus (Scribe) | Plutarchus (Author) | Theophrastus (Author) Found in: Standard description