BEINECKE RARE BOOK AND MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY
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Beinecke MS 271 Italy, s. XVI^^med
Aristides Quintilianus, De Musica (in Greek)
ff. 1r-216v [Greek].
R. P. Winnington-Ingram, ed., Aristides Quintilianus De musica
(Leipzig, 1963); T. J. Mathiesen, ed., Aristides Quintilianus: On Music
in Three Books (New Haven, 1983) p. 60.
Paper (watermarks buried in gutter), ff. i (paper) + 216 + i (paper), 196 x
148 (135 x 85) mm. Written in 13 long, well spaced lines, faintly ruled in
hard point; single vertical bounding lines do not extend into margins.
I-XVIII^^12. Catchwords perpendicular to text in lower margin of verso
along the inner bounding line.
Written by Camillus Venetus in neat Greek minuscule.
Heading and initial on f. 1r in red.
Binding: s. xx. Fairly limp vellum with a tight back. Bound in the same
manner and by the same binder as MS 270.
Written in Northern Italy in the mid-16th century by a single scribe, who
was also responsible for Beinecke MSS 270 and 208. According to Karpozilos
(p. 68) the scribe was associated with or a student of Andreas Darmarius;
Knox attributes MSS 270 and 271 to Andreas Darmarius himself (Ziskind
Catalogue, pp. 44 and 53), as does de Meyier (p. 264, no. 7). However, a
close examination of the hand shows that all three manuscripts are the work of
Camillus Venetus (we thank P. Canart for this attribution). Library of the
Santa Iglesia del Pilar, Saragossa, Spain (Graux and Martin, p. 214, no. 621,
part II; Olivier, pp. 52-57). Purchased from C. A. Stonehill with funds from
the Jacob Ziskind Charitable Trust in 1957 (MS 3).
Bibliography: Faye and Bond, p. 48, no. 271.
Ziskind Catalogue, p. 44.
T. Mathiesen, "Towards a Corpus of Ancient Greek Music Theory: A New
Catalogue raisonne Planned for RISM," Fontes artis musicae 25, no. 2
(1978) pp. 129-32.
Barbara A. Shailor