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New Haven, CT, Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library,  Beinecke MS 580
Description: ff. 2 - Sold to Sir Thomas Phillipps in 1854 by Constantine Simonides who is thought to have written them. Gift of H.P. Kraus, 1976.
Notes:-Manuscript on 2 vellum scrolls of Tyrtaeus, Elegies, with figure-poems of Dosiadas, Simmias, Besantinus, and Theocritus (attrubuted author), and hymns of Mesomedes and Arion. Said to be third century, but actually 19th-century forgery.
Number of Parts: 1 - Number of Images Available: 0
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Language: Greek Century: 19th
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Part 1:
Description: - vellum - 480 x 55 mm.
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Region: GreeceCity:
Assigned Date: [between 1800 and 1900]Searchable Date Range: 1800 - 1900
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Script: Written in Greek capital script in boustrophedon, that is from right to left and from left to right alternatively, a method of writing that was no longer practiced in the third century when these scrolls were purported to have been written.
Notes: Preserved in a small wooden cylinder.
Number of Texts: 1

Text 1:
Author: Tyrtaeus.
Title: Elegies.
Subjects: Tyrtaeus.; Greek poetry.; Literary forgeries and mystifications.; Manuscripts, Medieval--Connecticut--New Haven.;
Language(s): Greek