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A treatise on conjecture, with letters and other writings, written early in the 18th cent.

MS. D'Orville 5

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Made up of several MSS., comprising:

  1. (p. 1) 'Περἰ στοχασμοῦ Συριανοῦ καἰ Σωπάτρον [καἰ Μαρκελλίνον]', a treatise on conjecture, the part of each writer being distinguished
  2. (p. 31) ''Ησύχιος γραμματικὰς Άλεξανδρεὺς Eὺλογίῳ τῷ έταίρῳ χαίρειύ, a letter
  3. (p. 32) 'Περἰ Πλάτωνος', Ιωάννον Σηῤῥάνον σπουδῆ καἰ ἐπιμελείạ καλλωπισθέντος, σπουδαίων τε τινῶν ἀνδρῶν'Επιγράμματα', six in number, One by Μἱλων Bόδλαιος brother to Sir Thomas Bodley: Serranus's edition was published in 1578
  4. (p. 34) 'ϴεοδώρῳ τῷ Βέζα τῶν ἐν Γενέβη ἐκκλησιαζόντων προεστῶτι Φραγκίσκος ὁ Πόρτος εὐ πράττειν', a letter, imperfect at end
  5. (p. 37) 'Άρχὴ σὺν θεῷ άγίῳ τῶν σημαδίων τῆς μουσικῆς τέχνης ..., beg. ''ρχὴ, μεσὴ, τέλος και σύστημα', with musical notes
  6. (p. 44) ''Eπιτετμημένη έπαναρίθμησις τῶν κατὰ τον παρελθόντα αιῶνα λογἱων Τραϊκῶν και περί τινων ἐν τῷ νῦν αιῶνι ἀνθούντων', 'σχεδίασμα Δημητρἱον Προκοπίου Μοσχοπολίτου ἔτει σωτηρίῳ αψκα' [A.D. 1721] ἐν μηνi'Ιουνίου.'
  7. (p. 69) The latter part of a Greek letter apparently addressed to the University of Oxford, about a book by'Αδάμ Ζερνίκαος, which the petitioners desire to have printed. Sir Robert Sutton is mentioned as favouring the petitioners, which makes the probable date about 1725. Beg. 'Τόπον οὐν ἐκ τόπου', Unsigned.


  • Creation: written early in the 18th cent.


82 pages

Language of Materials

  • Greek, Ancient (to 1453)


MS. D'Orville 5

Former reference:

Auct. X. 1. 1. 5

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. IV, no 16883

Physical Facet

On paper


13 5/8 × 8 5/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom