Perottus, Nicolaus (1429-1480)
This manuscript was owned by Johannes Heynlin de Lapide, who donated it to the Carthusian Monastery of Basel; it contains a collection of speeches and letters by renowned humanists such as Poggio Bracciolini and Enea Silvio Piccolomini— among them an original letter from Johannes Reuchlin to Jakob Louber— with texts by Greek and Oriental authors in Latin translation. Parts of the manuscript are written by Heynlin and Reuchlin.
Online Since: 10/04/2018
- Balue, Jean (Author) | Basilius, Caesariensis (Author) | Blondus, Flavius (Author) | Bruni, Leonardo (Author) | Bruni, Leonardo (Translator) | Guarinus, Veronensis (Translator) | Heynlin, Johannes (Librarian) | Heynlin, Johannes (Former possessor) | Heynlin, Johannes (Annotator) | Heynlin, Johannes (Scribe) | Heynlin, Johannes (Author) | Hippocrates (Author) | Johannes, Ioffridi (Author) | Louber, Jakob (Librarian) | Louis XI., France, Roi (Author) | Maximus, Tyrius (Author) | Mehmed II., Osmanisches Reich, Sultan (Author) | Perottus, Nicolaus (Translator) | Pius II, Papa (Author) | Plutarchus (Author) | Poggio Bracciolini, Gian Francesco (Author) | Proclus, Constantinopolitanus (Author) | Reuchlin, Johannes (Scribe) | Reuchlin, Johannes (Author) | Reuchlin, Johannes (Translator) | Senilis, Paulus (Author) Found in: Standard description
This manuscript, which was written during the 15th century in Florence, retains its original binding. The humanistic script is the work of a single scribe, with large golden initials and "bianchi girari" (white vine) decorations at the beginning of each book. There are some marginal glosses written in violet ink as well as other, newer additions which were probably made during the 16th century. After Herodotus and Thucydides, Polybius is the third-greatest Greek historian. He concentrated on accounts of the Roman conquest, as characterized in the many conflicts that took place in a variety of different locations.
Online Since: 06/02/2010
- Perottus, Nicolaus (Translator) Found in: Standard description
- Abbey, John R. (Former possessor) | Barrois, Joseph (Former possessor) | Beatty, Alfred Chester (Former possessor) | Bodmer, Martin (Former possessor) | Cockerell, Sydney Carlyle (Former possessor) | Henry Yates Thompson (Former possessor) | Millar, Eric George (Former possessor) | Perottus, Nicolaus (Translator) | Polybius (Author) Found in: Standard description