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Moschus, Demetrius, fl c 1550



Demetrius Moschus' background is not known. Philostratus (c. 171-245) was a Greek biographer and sophist. He was born in Lemnos, where he lived before spending time in Athens and Rome. He wrote the 'Life of Apollonius of Tyana', a philosopher, and the 'Lives of the Sophists'.

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Demetrius Moschus: Translation of Philostratus' 'Imagines'

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6007
Scope and Contents

Translation into Italian, 160 folios: (fo. 1) note of gift by the donor; (fo. 2v) autograph dedication to Isabella d'Este Marchesa di Mantua by Mario Equicola; (fo. 3) text. Attached to fo. 1 is a note on the manuscript by Walter Sneyd. Sneyd's bookplate appears inside the front cover, with a note in the hand of Charles Fairfax Murray, 'Lot 615 in the sale of Dec. 16-19 1903'.

Dates: 1550 (Circa)
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