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New York, Columbia University, Rare Book and Manuscript Library,  Plimpton MS 003
Description: ff. 335 (modern foliation); ff. 208 - Two volumes - Bound since in 1936 in wooden boards; formerly bound, ca. 1835, in English Russia leather. - Owned, s. XVI, by the Franciscan house of S. Francesco della Vigna, Venice; Matteo Luigi Canonici (1727-1805); Rev. Walter Sneyd; E. Rahir, Paris; Herman C. Hoskier (sale, London 1908), Joseph (Giuseppe) Martini Cat. 9 (1912); George A. Plimpton. - De Ricci, pp. 1754-7155.
Acknowledgments: - Dr. Nadezhda Kavrus-Hoffmann kindly supplied the information for this description.
Number of Parts: 2 - Number of Images Available: 6
Direct Link: http://ds.lib.berkeley.edu/PlimptonMS003_20
Language: Greek Latin Country: Italy Century: 15th

Part 1: ff. 1r - 332v
Description: - Paper - 280 x 190 mm - 30-31 lines.
Country: ItalyCardinal point:
Region: VenetoCity: Venice
Assigned Date: s. XVexSearchable Date Range: 1485 - 1499
Dated by scribe: NoInscribed Date:
Document: NoNumber of Scribes:
Scribe(s): Damiano Guidotto
Script: Humanistic minuscule.
Other Decoration:
Notes: Copied from the editio princepsof Homer (Florence, not before 13 Jan. 1488/89; Hain-Copinger 8772; Goff H-300); foliation begins afresh with each new text. Greek
Number of Texts: 7

Text 1: ff. 2r-3v
Author: Demetrios Chalcondyles
Title: Δημήτριος ὁ Χαλkονδύλης τοῖς ἐντευξομένοις εὐ (sic) πράττειν.
Language(s): Greek
Incipit: (f. 2r) Μάλιστα μὲν τιμᾶν τε καὶ ἄγασθαι… Prefatory treatise written for the editio princeps of Iliad and Odyssey (Florence, 1489)
Explicit: (f. 3v) …δυνατοὶ ἂν εἶεν οὕτω τυγχάνειν.
Notes: ff. 1-3v, D. Chalcondyles, dedication to Piero dei Medici & preface; ff. 4-8v, 33-37v, Pseudo Herodotes, Life of Homer; ff. 37v-40v, 9-32v, 41-63, Pseudo Plutarch, Life of Homer; ff. 63-65v, Dio Chrysostom, De Homero; ff. 66-70 blank; f. 70v, D. Guidotto. 
Status of text: Quires 2-4 (ff. 9-32v) misbound.
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f. 2v (first set)   Part of Demetrius Chalcondyles, prefatory treatise on Homer, mentioning Florence on lines 3-4.

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f. 63 (first set)   Dio Chrysostom, De Homero

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f. 70v (first set)   Damiano Guidotto, Epigrams on Homer

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f. 33 (second set)   From the Iliad

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f. 63 (second set)   Three verses omitted from the exemplar.

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f. 332   Ownership note of S. Francesco.

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Text 2: ff. 4r-8v, ff. 33r-37v
Author: Pseudo Herodotus
Title: Vita Homeri (Ἡροδότου Ἁλικαρνασῆσος ἐξήγησις περὶ τῆς τοῦ Ὁμήρου γενέσιος καὶ βιοτῆς.)
Language(s): Greek
Incipit: (f. 4r) Ἡρόδοτος ὁ Ἁλικαρνασεὺς περὶ Ὁμήρου γενέσιος…
Explicit: f. 37v) γέγονεν Ὅμηρος ἔτεσιν ἑκατὸν ἑξήκοντα ὀκτώ.

Text 3: ff. 37v-40v, 9r-32v, 41r-63r
Author: Pseudo Plutarch
Title: Vita Homeri (Πλουτάρχου εἰς τὸν βίον τοῦ Ὁμήρου.)
Language(s): Greek
Incipit: (f. 37v) Περιττὸν ἴσως δόξειέ τισι πολυπραγμονεῖν…
Explicit: (f. 63r) …τὰ ἔπη μεταθέντες καὶ συνείροντες.

Text 4: ff. 63r-65v
Author: Dio Chrysostom
Title: Oratio 53, De Homero (Περὶ Ὁμήρου λόγος ἠγαίωνος (sic) Χρυσοστόμου.)
Language(s): Greek
Incipit: (f. 63r) Ὁ μὲν Δημόκρητος (sic) περὶ Ὁμήρου φησὶν…
Explicit: (f. 65v) ὑπερορᾷ πατὴρ τῶν ἀνθρώπων καλεῖσθαι.Τέλος.

Text 5: f.70v
Author: Damiano Guidotto
Title: Ἐπιγράμματα εἰς τοῦ Ὁμήρου… (see full text in the colophon in Notes)
Title: Epigrams
Language(s): Greek
Incipit: Ἕσπετε τοῦδε μόνως λαοί…
Explicit: …ἀεὶ φαίδιμον ἡμετέροις.
Notes: Colophon: Ἐπιγράμματα εἰς τοῦ Ὁμήρου ἔναισιν (sic, for αἴνεσιν) διὰ τὸν Δαμιάνον Γουίδοτον τὸν ἕνετον πεποιημένα καὶ τοῦτο τὸ βιβλίον καὶ τῆς Ὀδυσσείας γεγραφότα 

Text 6: f.71r
Title: Hypothesis in the First Book of the Iliad (Ὑπόθεσις α' τοῦ Ὁμήρου ῥαψωδίας.)
Language(s): Greek
Incipit: Χρύσης ἱερεὺς Ἀπόλλωνος…
Explicit: παιδὸς τιμωρίαν αἰτεῖται.

Text 7: ff. 71r-332r
Author: Homer
Title: Iliad ( Ἰλιάδος α' Ὁμήρου ῥαψωδίας)
Language(s): Latin
Incipit: (f. 71r) Μῆνιν ἄειδε θεὰ…
Explicit: (f. 332r) … τάφον Ἕκτορος ἱπποδάμοιο. Τέλος τῆς τοῦ Ὁμήρου Ἰλιάδος.

Part 2: ff. 1r-206v
Description: - Paper - 280 x 190 mm - 30-31 Lines
Country: ItalyCardinal point:
Region: VenetoCity: Venice
Assigned Date: s. XVexSearchable Date Range: 1485 - 1499
Dated by scribe: NoInscribed Date:
Document: NoNumber of Scribes:
Scribe(s): Damiano Guidotto
Script: Humanistic minuscule
Other Decoration:
Notes: Copied from the editio princeps of Homer (Florence, not before 13 Jan. 1488/89; Hain-Copinger 8722; Goff H-300) Greek
Number of Texts: 2

Text 1: f. 1r
Author: Eustathius Thessalonicensis
Title: Hypothesis to the first book of the Odyssey (Ὑπόθεσις α' Ὁμήρου Ὀδυσσείας)
Title: Commentarii ad Homeri Odysseam
Language(s): Greek
Incipit: Θεῶν ἀγορὰ γίνεται…
Explicit: …μνηστήρων γίνεται εὐωχία.

Text 2: ff. 1r-206r
Author: Homer
Title: Odyssey (Ὀδυσσείας α Ὁμήρου)
Language(s): Greek
Incipit: (f.1r) Ἄνδρα μοι ἔννεπε Μοῦσα…
Explicit: (f. 206r) …δέμας ἠδὲ καὶ αὐδήν. Τέλος Ὁμήρου Ὀδυσσείας σὺν Θεῷ.