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By Alain Touwaide

Manuscripts containing Greek scientific texts have been inventoried by means of writer and paintings at first of the twentieth century by way of a bunch of philologists lower than the path of Hermann Diels. worthwhile because it was once - and may remain – Diels’ catalogue passed over authors and works, misidentified manuscripts, and ignored codices. moreover, because the e-book of undefined, a few libraries have followed a brand new process of category, manuscripts were destroyed, goods have replaced place, and new ones have come to mild.

The current Census is a list of the Greek scientific manuscripts at present recognized in collections around the world. it truly is either an amended and up-to-date index of Diels’ catalogue, and a listing of the goods ignored or missed in Diels, or situated because. even though it doesn't supersede Diels’ catalogue, it's the quintessential tool for a brand new Diels, and may be the reference for future years for any new serious version and medico-historical study in accordance with manuscripts, along with supplying the foundation for a extensive diversity of different old inquiries, from codicology to the heritage of drugs and technological know-how, together with Byzantine highbrow background, Renaissance reports and humanism, historical past of the publication and early printing, and the historical past of scientific philology and learning.

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