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The Manuscript Tradition

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The Therapeutics is rarely mentioned in secondary literature; a very early reference can be found in Fabricius' Bibliotheca Graeca, where it is listed among inedita. Daremberg describes the text, presenting transcriptions of some brief extracts and analysing the relationship between Ioannes and the Xenon manuals. One of the main principles of textual critism is the lectio difficilior. The most solid evidence to pin down the chronology of the transmission is the preface of the Therapeutics. The manuscripts transmitting the later version fall neatly into separate groups, some of which are further redactions of the text. The manuscripts can be divided into two main groups.

Keywords: Bibliotheca Graeca; manuscript tradition; Therapeutics



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