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Salminius Hermias Sozomenus

Salminius Hermias Sozomenus (c.400-c.450). Princeton Library [1] lists 3 MSS of Sozomen of which 2 are dated to the 16th century and one is dated to the 16th, 17th century. ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ References: [1] – https://library.princeton.edu/byzantine/subject-name/sozomen. Accessed 26 July 2020. ~~~~~ ~~~~~… Continue Reading “Salminius Hermias Sozomenus”

Chester Beatty Papyri

“The papyri were most likely first obtained by dealers in illegal antiquities. Because of this, the exact circumstances of the find are not clear. One account is that the manuscripts were in jars in a Coptic graveyard near the ruins of the ancient city of Aphroditopolis.… Continue Reading “Chester Beatty Papyri”

The Sedulius of CCCC MS 173

“The Parker Register does not mention the Sedulius at all, which is perhaps surprising in view of its distinctive appearance, for it could hardly be missed by a cataloguer.” – R. I. Page (1981, pp.9-10) 1575 – The position in the MS of the… Continue Reading “The Sedulius of CCCC MS 173”

Speculations on Forgery

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The History of the World, Petavius (1659)

This article contains links to my edition of Dionysius Petavius’ History of the World (1659). ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ Table of Contents Book One: 13 Chapters. Pages 1-38. Containing the years from the beginning of the World, or from the year of the Julian… Continue Reading “The History of the World, Petavius (1659)”

Biography of Robert Russell Newton

Robert Russell Newton (1918-1991) was an American physicist, astronomer, and historian of science. He is most commonly remembered for his works on Ptolemy being a fraud, and less commonly remembered for his works on the change of the rotation rate of the earth, and… Continue Reading “Biography of Robert Russell Newton”

Hecataeus of Miletus

“The question of the genuineness of the fragments of Hecataeus has been much debated. To refer only to recent discussions, Cobet decides summarily that not only the geographical fragments but also those of the work on ‘Genealogies’ are forgeries; as however, the great Dutch… Continue Reading “Hecataeus of Miletus”

The Magi: Sarcophagus for a Child (300-325)

Sarcophagus for a Child (300-325) ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ Three magi with phrygian caps. One is bearded, two are not. ~~~~~ The master list of magi images is here. ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~

Biography of Pier Francesco Giambullari

This article contains a concise biographical timeline for Pier Francesco Giambullari (1495-1555). He was one of the founders of the Florentine Academy. ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ 1495 – He is born. 1527 – He has the canonry of the Basilica of San Lorenzo (Florence) and becomes custodian and librarian of the… Continue Reading “Biography of Pier Francesco Giambullari”

The Texts of Josephus’ Vita and Contra Apion

This article aims to establish the creation dates of the main textual sources used for Josephus’ Vita and Josephus’ Contra Apion. I present the conclusion here: all of the surviving sources were created after the alleged year of 800 AD. ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~… Continue Reading “The Texts of Josephus’ Vita and Contra Apion”

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