Manuscript fragment on one leaf of parchment of Homer, Ilias, 24.493-536 (lines 501-02 are nearly illegible); T. W. Allen, ed., Homeri Ilias (Oxford, 1931) v. 3, pp. 356-58. MS 478 may be another leaf from the same manuscript as the single folio included in T. W. Allen's text under the siglum Bm^^1 (British Library, Egerton 267, f. 19) which contains Book 22.193-236 of the Iliad. The size, format, date, and style of writing are very similar; both fragments show signs of having been used in a binding. Written by one hand in Greek minuscule, using brown ink; some accent marks added later in black. 1-line initial in red. Discoloration, rubbing and punctures across lines 9-11, effacing some of the text; was once used as a binding reinforcement. Cataloged from microfilm by Albert Derolez. Homer, Iliad. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
Manuscript fragment on one leaf of parchment of Homer, Ilias, 24.493-536 (lines 501-02 are nearly illegible).
Classical literature Greek literature Manuscripts, Medieval -- Connecticut -- New Haven
Greek, Ancient (to 1453)
Archives or Manuscripts
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Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Beinecke Library.
Beinecke MS 478
General Collection, BRBL, Yale University
Shailor, B. Catalogue of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, MS 478. Homer, Iliad. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
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