BEINECKE RARE BOOK AND MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY
GENERAL COLLECTION OF RARE BOOKS AND
MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE MANUSCRIPTS
Beinecke MS 582
Phocylides. Spurious works. Poema Nutheticon, with Rhianus, Poem, and
Aristoteles, Hymn to Hermias. Greek manuscript. Said to be 4th century, but
actually 19th century. Vellum. Seven scrolls sewn together (330 x 150 mm.
each). Greek capital script. Brown ink.
Comments: This manuscript was one of a group that Sir Thomas Phillipps bought
from Constantine Simonides in 1854. Sir Thomas recognized it as a forgery and,
in the catalogue of his manuscripts, notes that the forger included some of the
variant readings given in the Aldine edition.
Constantine Simonides. Sir Thomas Phillipps (MS 13882). Gift of H.P. Kraus,