PLATON: PHAEDO

MS 2336
MS Short Title PLATON: PHAEDO
Text
  1. PLATON: PHAEDO. THE DIALOGUE TRANSLATED BY LEONARDO BRUNI
  2. PLATON: PHAEDROS. TRANSLATED BY LEONARDO BRUNI
  3. PLATON (PS): AXIOCHUS. TRANSLATED BY CENCIO DE' RUSTICI (CINCIUS ROMANUS)
Description MS in Latin on vellum, Spain, 2nd half of 15th c., 87 ff. (-10 ff.), 21x15 cm, single column, (14x7 cm), 25 lines in a neat rounded humanistic book script, 5 illuminated initials in gold and colours.
Binding Spain, 15th c., goatskin on wooden boards, decorated Mudéjar binding, sewn on 3 cords.
Context
Provenance 1. Sotheby's 10.12.1996:59.
Commentary The present texts are very rare in MS. The Phaedo is Platon's great dialogue which takes place between Socrates and his companions, including Phaedo of Elis, during the last hour of Socrates' life. It is a discussion on death and the immortality of the soul. It concludes with the famous account of the death of Socrates.
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Place of origin Spain
Dates 2nd half 15c AD

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