GRIECHISCHE KOPISTEN MEDIZINISCHER HANDSCHRIFTEN

Ernst Gamillscheg

Abstract


The study of the manuscript tradition for important Byzantine physicians shows that we have from the twelfth century copies made by the scribe fo­annikios for Aetius Amidenus and Paulus Aegineta. From the fourteenth and fifteenth century we know manuscripts for these authors proving the influence of the authorities on the medical practice. Johannes Staphidakes worked as a scribe and composed medical treatises, Demetrios Pepagome­nos is attested as a physician in the reign of the emperor Manuel II Pa­laiologos. The monk Athanasios, working in the fifteenth century at Con­stantinople, restored a manuscript of Aetius Amidenus


Key words: Greek Manuscript - Greek Copyists


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