Bibliotheca (Pseudo-Apollodorus) - Manuscript Tradition

Manuscript Tradition

The first mention of the work is by Photius. The work was almost lost in the 13th century, surviving in one now-incomplete manuscript, which was copied for Cardinal Bessarion in the 15th century; from Bessarion's copy the other surviving manuscripts depend.

Unfortunately the Bibliotheca has come down to us incomplete. It is undivided in the manuscripts but conventionally divided in three books. Part of the third book, which breaks off abruptly in the story of Theseus, has been lost. The Patriarch Photius had the full work before him, as he mentions in his "account of books read" that it contained stories of the heroes of the Trojan War and the nostoi, missing in surviving manuscripts. Sir James George Frazer published an epitome of the book by conflating two manuscript summaries of the text, which included the lost part.

Read more about this topic:  Bibliotheca (Pseudo-Apollodorus)

Other articles related to "manuscript tradition, manuscripts, tradition, manuscript":

Ladder Of Jacob - Manuscript Tradition
... Ladder of Jacob have been identified a longer one, usually denoted A, which survives in three manuscripts, and a shorter one, usually called B, which is represented ...
Western Calligraphy - Bibliography
... Word Medieval and Renaissance Illuminated Manuscripts at the New York Public Library ... (1988) Calligraphy Today Twentieth Century Tradition Practice ... (1976) Calligraphy Today A Survey of Tradition and Trends ...
Panegyrici Latini - Origin and Tradition of The Collection - Manuscript Tradition
... fragmentary speeches from Symmachus and one speech by Ausonius.) Only one manuscript of the Panegyrici Latini has survived into the 15th century, when it was discovered in 1433 in a monastery in Mainz ... That manuscript, known as M (Moguntinus), was copied several times before it was lost ... Two branches of Italian manuscripts derive from a copy Aurispa made of M, X1 and X2 ...

Famous quotes containing the words tradition and/or manuscript:

    I allude to these facts to show that, so far from the Supper being a tradition in which men are fully agreed, there has always been the widest room for difference of opinion upon this particular. Having recently given particular attention to this subject, I was led to the conclusion that Jesus did not intend to establish an institution for perpetual observance when he ate the Passover with his disciples; and further, to the opinion that it is not expedient to celebrate it as we do.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    The manuscript lay like a dust-rag on his desk, and Eitel found, as he had found before, that the difficulty of art was that it forced a man back on his life, and each time the task was more difficult and distasteful.
    Norman Mailer (b. 1923)