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Polybius, etc., 16th-17th century

MS. Casaubon 21
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Polybius, etc.:

  1. Artt. 5, 8, 9, 11 are not written by I. Casaubon
  2. Art. 8 being by J. Rutgers, art. 9 by John Casaubon
  3. In art. 5 for 'Meric Casaubon' read 'mr. [Isaac] Casaubon'
  4. Art. 6 is in Greek
  5. Art. 7 contains at fol. 146 'Isaaci Casauboni ad Polybii Historiam primam commentarii', a work posthumously published-Paris, 1617
  6. Extracts from art. 7 printed in Casauboniana, pp. 69-74
  7. Art. 11, having been identified as a James MS., was taken out in Jan. 1920 and referenced MS. James 43**

Wholly or mainly in Isaac Casaubon's hand.


  • Creation: 16th-17th century


1 box

Language of Materials

  • Multiple languages
  • Greek, Modern (1453-)
  • Latin


MS. Casaubon 21

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. 3966a

Other Finding Aids

Catalogi codicum manuscriptorum Bibliothecae Bodleianae pars prima recensionem codicum Graecorum continens (Oxford, 1853, reprinted with corrections by H. O. Coxe, Oxford, 1969), Casaub. 21

Custodial History

(pt. of art. 7 = a'-e': also contains papers from A3, L2, 13, K3)

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom