The James Catalogue of Western Manuscripts

Shelfmark R.9.9
Manuscript Title

Polyaenus, Strategemata

Alternative Title

Polyaeni Strategemata Graece.

James Number 813
Century 15th16th
Physical Description

28 lines to a page. Neatly written.


Given by Nevile. The MS. was originally presented to the University Library by Cuthbert Tunstall when Bishop of London. On the fly-leaf is:Cuthebertus Londoniensis episcopus studiosis dono dedit.

Donor Neville [Nevile], Thomas (c. 1548–1615), College Head and Dean of Canterbury
Size (cm) 29 x 21
Folio 94 ff.
Material Paper
Language Greek

The book is too tightly bound to allow of satisfactory collation. The first quire is of 10 leaves.

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f.1 Πολυαίνου στρατηγικω̑ν βιβλίον πρω̑τον
Τὴν μεν κατὰ περσω̑ν καὶ παρθυέων νίκην.
Each book except the first has a list of the personages treated of, prefixed to it.
The sixth book ends imperfectly on f.94b in c. 10.
Ἀλέξανδρος. αον
--ἐπάρας ἀπηλλάγη
leίpei _ [o factum male].
This MS. was used by Pancratius Maasvicius for his edition in 1691; see the Teubner ed. by Wolfflin, prolegg.


Ker, N. R., Medieval Libraries of Great Britain, Royal Historical Society Guides and Handbooks 3, 2nd edn (London, 1964)

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