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    DescriptionHow were Greek texts on the care and medical treatment of the horse transmitted from antiquity to the present day? Using the evidence of Byzantine manuscripts of the veterinary compilation known as the Hippiatrica, Anne McCabe traces the journey of the texts from the stables to the medieval scriptorium and ultimately to the printed edition. Surviving manuscripts include both magnificent presentation copies and plain ones intended for use in the field. The Hippiatrica is a rich and little-known source of information about horses, medicine, and magic. This book provides a guide to its complex history as well as a host of fascinating details, and includes colour illustrations of a number of manuscript pages.


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    Title
    A Byzantine Encyclopaedia of Horse Medicine
    Subtitle
    The Sources, Compilation, and Transmission of the Hippiatrica
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Anne McCabe
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 368
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 240 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 744 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780199277551
    ISBN 10: 0199277559
    Classifications

    Ingram Subject Code: PI
    Libri: I-PI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLC, HBLA, HBJF
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN, CULT/GREECE
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: MZDH
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 949.502
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 636.1089
    BISAC V2.8: MED089010
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHF, NHC, NHDJ, MZDH
    Illustrations note
    24 pp colour plates
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    21 June 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    Anne McCabe is Research Associate of the Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents in Oxford
    Review quote
    There are fascinating texts, waiting to be exploited by students of late antique language and literature and historians of religion and thought Philip van der Eijk, The Journal of Classics Teaching A Byzantine Encyclopaedia of Horse Medicine establishes a new standard work that will be consulted by those interested in the Hippiatric corpus as well as those undertaking broader research in the communication of scientific knowledge and its transmission through the centuries. Michael Decker, Bryn Mawr Classical Review ...most welcome and carefully written... John Scarborough, Times Literary Supplement
    Table of contents
    Introduction ; Manuscripts of the Hippiatrica ; Editions and translations ; Studies on the text ; The form of the Hippiatrica ; The sources of the Hippiatrica ; The compilation and evolution of the text ; Conclusions