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Greek treatises, Written in the 16th century

MS. Savile 5
Held at the Weston Library

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Greek treatises, including:

  1. Fol.1. 'Εξηγητής α'νώνυμος ει'ς τη'ν τετράβφλον Πτολεμαίον, beg. ' Τά προοίμια ποιείται ό Πτολέμαίος πρὸς τούς τὴν ὰστρονομίαν μή οὶομὲνους είναι τέχνην, ends abruptly in the middle of a page with 'τὸ δὲ περιέχον ὰνευ τούτων συνίσταται καθ' αὺτό'.
  2. Fol. 4. Another much longer commentary on the same work, beg. Κεϕ. a. 'To' προοίμιόν ε'στι προ'ς τούς οι'ομε'νους τη'ν α'στρονομίαν μή εΐναι τέχνην': with diagrams.
  3. Fol. 117. Πορϕυρίου ϕιλοσόϕου ει'σαγωγή ει'ς τη'ν α'ποτελεσματικήν [τούτεστι τετράβιβλον] το͡υ Πτολεμαίου, beg. ''Επειδή τα' περί τ͡ης συγκριτικ͡ης θεωρίας': with diagrams: see fols. 28v, 45v, 87v for the division of books.
  4. Fol. 137. 'Ερμου Τρισμεγίστου λόγος καθολικο'ς προ'ς Tα̑τ, beg. 'Θεὸς τὸ θει̑ον, λέγω νυ̑ν ου' τό γεννητὸν': followed at fol. 139 by Έρμου̑ ι'ερὸς λόγος, beg. 'Δόξα πάντων ὸ θεός'. At fol. 140 follow some Latin astronomical notes 'ex Firmico'. This whole article is in a different hand from the rest.
  5. Fol. 143. Rhetorical tables, with connecting notes, beg. 'Κοινός τεχ[ν]ω̑ν o'pos εστὶν ό λέγων'.
  6. Fol. 164. Κλανδίου Πτολεμαίον ὰρμονικά, ending in cap. 16 'τω̑ν ὰπό του̑ τονιαίου (γένους)': on fol. 187 a fragment of the same work is added in a later hand: cod. S. in Wallis's edition (Oxford, 1698).

The old cover, two leaves of a 15th-century printed book on Roman law, on vellum, is now fols. 190-1.


  • Creation: Written in the 16th century


196 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Greek, Ancient (to 1453)


MS. Savile 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. II, no. 6552

Custodial History

Bequeathed by Dr Peter Turner, who died in Jan. 1650/51, and claimed on Nov. 9, 1655, for the Savilian library.

Labelled '5'

Physical Facet

On paper


12 7/8 × 9 1/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom