Scholia Basileensia
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Introduction

Scholia Basileensia received their named after the manuscript Basel, Universitätsbibliothek, AN IV 18. They are an abbreviated translation of the Catasterisms of Pseudo-Erathostenes that served as scholia to Germanicus' Aratea. Lactantius (fl. 4th c.) quoted them three times, which provides a terminus ante quem for their composition.

Incipit: Quaeritur quare ab Ioue coepit et non a musis ut Homerus

Explicit: et ostendisse lacte mirate effusum est circuli albi species.

Editions

  • Dell’Era, Antonio, ed. ‘Gli Scholia Basileensia a Germanico’. In Atti della Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei. Memorie, Classe di Scienze morali, storiche e filologiche. Ser. 8, Bd. 23, Fasc. 4, 301–79. Romе, 1979.
  • Robert, Karl, ed. Eratosthenis Catasterismorum reliquiae. Berlin: Weidmann, 1878, pp. 50-199. 1.
  • Literature

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