Demetrius Moschus: Translation of Philostratus' 'Imagines'

Scope and Content

Demetrius Moschus, translation into Italian of the 'Imagines' by Philostratus, 160 folios: (fo. 1) note of gift by the donor; (fo. 2v) autograph dedication to Isabella d'Este Marchesa di Mantua by Mario Equicola; (fo. 3) text.

Attached to fo. 1 is a note on the manuscript by Walter Sneyd. Sneyd's bookplate appears inside the front cover, with a note in the hand of Charles Fairfax Murray, 'Lot 615 in the sale of Dec. 16-19 1903'.

Administrative / Biographical History

Demetrius Moschus' background is not known.

Philostratus (c. 171-245) was a Greek biographer and sophist. He was born in Lemnos, where he lived before spending time in Athens and Rome. He wrote the 'Life of Apollonius of Tyana', a philosopher, and the 'Lives of the Sophists'.

Access Information

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Presented by Charles Fairfax Murray, 1917.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

Other Finding Aids

Additional Manuscripts Catalogue.

Custodial History

The volume was presented to Isabella d'Este by Mario Equicola. It has also been owned by Walter Sneyd.