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Greek astronomical treatises, Written late in the 16th century by the same scribe as MS. Auct. F. 4

MS. Savile 2
Held at the Weston Library

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Greek astronomical treatises, etc:

  1. P. 1. Kλανδíον Πτολεμαἱου ὑποθέσεων τών πλανωμένων λόγος.
  2. P. 21. Kλανδíον Πτολεμαἱου σαϕἠνεια καἰ διάταξις τwν προχεἱρων κανόνων τὴς ἀστρονομἱας....
  3. P. 45. Kανόνες, namely kανὼν βασιλέων to A.D. 1451 (p. 45), κανὼν έπιοἠμων πόλεων (p. 49), numerous astronomical tables (p. 59), and consular fasti, A.D. 138-372 (p. 221), all, as Dr Gerard Langbaine has pointed out (MS. Langb. 13, p. 107), the work of a Byzantine writer (see pp. 92, 139).
  4. P. 229. Θέωνος 'Αλεξανδρέως εἱς τοúς προχεἱρους κανόνας τἠς ἀστρονομἱας έξἠγσις: beg. ''H μέν λογικωτίρα έφοδος', as in MS. Savile 4, art. 2. This is Theon's own work addressed to his son Epiphanius.
  5. P. 313. Θέωνος 'Αλεξανδρέως λογική έφοδος εἱς τοúς προχεἱρους κανόνας τἠς ἀστρονομἱας', in four books: beg. 'Την λογική έφοδον'. This is Theon's commentary on Ptolemy (see pp. 358, 389, 430) addressed to his friends Eulalius and Origenes.
  6. P. 453.' Αστρονομικ͡ης κατ' έπιτομήν στοιχειώσεως βιβλίον αον καί βον καί γον, lists only of the 91 + 12 + 15 chapters of the astronomical treatise of Theodorus Metochites: with a chapter and a quarter (pp. 467-70) only of the beginning of the 3rd book (beg. ''Έпιτετμημένον έγκώμιον τ͡ης το͡υ Πτολεμαίου μαθηματικής συντάξεως Η μεν δή πρόθεσις ήμ͡ων έστι ν͡υν').
  7. P. 477. 'Aριστεδου το͡υ Κοιντιλιανο͡υ περί μουσικής, in three books.
  8. Pp. i-ii, 601-2 are two leaves from a 15th-cent. gradual written in England.


  • Creation: Written late in the 16th century by the same scribe as MS. Auct. F. 4


602 pages

Language of Materials

  • Greek, Ancient (to 1453)


MS. Savile 2

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. II, no. 6549

Custodial History

Bequeathed by Dr Peter Turner, who died in January 165 0/1: probably claimed for the Savile library in 1655.

Labelled '2'

Related Materials

MS. Auct. F. 1. 2 is a transcript of this volume.

Physical Facet

On paper, with coloured capitals, etc.


13 3/8 × 9 5/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom