Papers of A.B. Poynton

Scope and Content

Fair copy by A.B. Poynton of his notes towards an edition of the Scholia of Joannes Siceliota on Hermogenes, On ideas, with (d. 5) duplicated typescript of an article by Poynton on 'Gregory of Nazianzus and the Greek rhetoricians. (A supplement to the index of Walz, Rhetores graeci, ix)'.

Administrative / Biographical History

Arthur Blackburne Poynton (1867-1944) was a Greek scholar at Oxford. More details can be found in Who Was Who.

Conditions Governing Access

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Acquisition Information

Given to the Library by A.B. Poynton in 1941 and (d.5) 1933.


Collection level description created by Susan Thomas, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. II, nos. 47283-4.

Related Material

See a selective concordance by A.B. Poynton to the Opuscula of Dionysius Halicarnassensis (MS. Gr. class. d. 139); and Transcripts by A.B. Poynton of John Doxopater on Hermogenes (MS. Gr. class. d. 160).