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Guide to Diogenes Laertius, De vita et moribus philosophorum. Manuscript, circa 1450-1470

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Diogenes Laertius, De vita et moribus philosophorum. Manuscript (Ms 15)


circa 1450-1470

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Codex Ms 15


1 volume; 29 x 22 cm.


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Biographies of philosophers; translated from Greek by Ambrogio Traversari. Text in Latin. Codex Ms 15.

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Diogenes Laertius' biographical history of philosophy in the translation made by Ambrogio Traversari, which he began in 1424 and completed in 1432. Includes red capitals, some polychrome, and gold marginal decorations.

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Volume 1

Codex Ms 15

View cover (front)-fol. 31r.

View fols. 31v-63v.

View fols. 64r-96r.

View fols. 96v-128v.

View fols. 129r-161r.

View fols. 161v-cover (back.)