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De Arithmetica, [13--] [manuscript]
Bib ID 1374473
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Boethius, -524
 
Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [13--] 
Bifolium (2 folios) 
Summary

Later copy from Boethius' "De Arithmetica" dating from the first half of the 12th century. Book II, chapters 4-6 (ed. Friedlein pp. 88-91) and book II, chapters 23-24 (Friedlein pp. 107-110). J.G. Friedlein edited the standard printed edition of the "De Arithmetica", and comparison of the manuscript with Friedlein's text shows that about two to four letters are cut away at the side of folio 136 r-v, and a line of text at the foot of each page. This copy was made by an anonymous scribe in a Caroline hand.

Biography/History

Boethius was a member of the Roman aristocracy who became expert in logic, mathematics, music, theology and philosophy. He was appointed to high office under Theodoric and executed for political reasons in 524-5. Boethius' "De Arithmetica" served as an important textbook in the medieval educational program of the Quadrivium.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS 6183.

Copy by an anonymous scribe.

Boethius' Arithmetica / J.G. Friedlein. Leipzig: Teubner, 1867.

Subjects Arithmetic -- Early works to 1900.
Occupation Mathematicians.

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