Catalogue Entry: THEM00060

Three bundles of notes for a work on the ancients' physico-theology, related to 'Theologiæ Gentilis Origines Philosophicæ'

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Yahuda Ms. 17, National Library of Israel, Jerusalem, Israel

Custodial History

See notes to Yahuda Var. 1 Ms. 16 for the sale history of SL254.

Sotheby Lot

Part of SL254

Contents

Ms. 17.1

12 ff. of notes on ancient religions, related to Yahuda Var. 1 Ms. 41. Folio 5v has a reference to 'Ioannis Antiocheni Cognomenti Malala' [leg. 'Cognomento Malalæ'] (1691), giving a terminus a quo for this portion of the manuscript.

Ms. 17.2

31 ff. of notes related to, and in some cases drafts of, Theologiæ Gentilis. f. 20r begins identically to Yahuda Var. 1 Ms. 16.2 f. 1r, but this bundle appears to be prior in composition, giving a date in the 1680s. Very rough and heavily corrected up to f. 21; the remainder seems comparatively finished. f. 24 is almost entirely given over to notes on Humphrey Prideaux's Marmora Oxoniensa (1676). f. 28r has the heading 'Historica [sic] Deorum'. Two of the 31 numbered folios are blank; a further three unnumbered blank folios are interleaved between ff. 6 and 7, 27 and 28, and 28 and 29.

Ms. 17.3

15 ff. of notes, the sequence of which resembles the order of chapter headings in Yahuda Var. 1 Ms. 16.2, and that of the treatment (in English) of similar subjects in Yahuda Var. 1 Ms. 41.

Notes

This document is wrongly listed in Ch-H (p. 146) as part of SL246, but SL246 is now Yahuda Var. 1 Ms. 8.

[Editorial Note 1] The remainder of this page is written upside down.

[1] a Eus. Chron.

[2] b Diod. l 3

[3] p. 1047

[4] a Plin l. 6. c. 30

[5] Ovid Epist VI.

[6] Ovid Epist 15. Argumentum.

[Editorial Note 2] A small but rather complicated family tree of mythical Greeks is here omitted from the transcription.

[Editorial Note 3] The remaining text on this page is written upside down at the bottom.

[Editorial Note 4] Folio 3r is blank apart from the page number and some fragmentary text spilling over from f. 4v (which faces it if the bifolium is opened out): the text is transcribed on f. 4v where it belongs.

[7] a Diodor. l.

[8] c Trogus apud Iustin. l 43.

[9] d Diodor lib. 5 Bibliothecæ. Aurel. Victor.

[10] a African. apud Syncel. p 17.

[11] b Euseb. Chron. & Syncel.

[12] Diod. l. 1

[13] Euseb. Pr. Ev. l. 1. p. 32

[Editorial Note 5] Apart from the page numbers, all the text on folio 6 is written upside down; f. 6r follows from f. 6v.

[14] Diod l 1. p 51.

[15] Note:The contents of this note are only visible in the diplomatic transcript because they were deleted on the original manuscript

[16] Strom. l. 1, p. 306.

[17] Marcel. Hist l 23. p 253.

[18] in Euterpe

[19] Plat. in Epinomid{e}

[20] Herod. in Euterpe.

[21] A Bullialdo citatus in Astr. Phil. Proleg.

[22] Bar{illeg}

[23] Herod. in Euterpe p 102, 120.

[24] Note:The contents of this note are only visible in the diplomatic transcript because they were deleted on the original manuscript

[25] Note:The contents of this note are only visible in the diplomatic transcript because they were deleted on the original manuscript

[26] Note:The contents of this note are only visible in the diplomatic transcript because they were deleted on the original manuscript

[27] a Diodor. l. 1. p. 17.

[28] b Messeniac. p. 261.

[29] c Bayer.

[30] a. Vide Bayerum.

[31] d Pluta{r}ch. in Isi{de.}

[32] a Vide Bochart. Geogr. l 1. c 12 & l 2. c 15.

[33] ✝ Mag vel Magæ

[34] a Plin lib XXXIV c VII Arnob l. 3.

[35] b Macrob. 1 Sat. l. 9.

[36] a Plin lib XXXIV c VII Arnob l. 3.

[37] b Macrob. 1 Sat. l. 9.

[38] a Diodorus.

[39] a Diod. sic l 1. p 14

[40] b. Plin. 5. 9

[41] b Dionysius Περιηγητὴς. Inde stella Sirius.

[42] a Iustin l 1

[43] b Manetho apud Iosephum cont. App.

[44] a in voce Θουρας

[Editorial Note 6] Apart from the page number, all the text on this page is written upside down.

[Editorial Note 7] Folio 13v is clearly intended to be read before f. 13r.

[45] a Sanchoniathon apud Euseb. Præp. Evang l. 1. c

[46] a Sanchoniathon apud Euseb. Præp. Evang l. 1. c

[47] a

[48] b

[49] c Plin l .34. c. 7 Arnob l. 3.

[50] a Geogr. l 3.c 5.

[51] a Steph.

[52] a Vide Sched. de Dijs Germanis

[53] Il. 1.

[54] a Plutarch. in Isid.

[55] l. 2. c 5

[56] g Macrob. Saturn. l. 1. c. 17.

[57] a

[58] b

[59] c lib 2

[60] d lib 1

[61] e De Iside

[62] f Apollonij scholiaste in Argonaut. l. 4, v. 272.

[Editorial Note 8] The remainder of the text on this page is written upside down.

[63] a Plut Isid.

[64] b Clement. Alex. Str. 5.

[65] c Herod. l 2

[66] g Diod l 5

[67] h in Iside

[68] Herod. Euterpe. p 123.

[69] Strom l. 1. Lib 2.

[70] a Vide Vossium de Idol. l 2. c 16 et 19.

[71] de Dea Syria

[72] a Socrates apud Platonem in Phædro. Diodorus lib 1. Cicero de Nat Deor. l 3.

[Editorial Note 9] Folio 22v and the whole of f. 23 are blank apart from page numbers.

[Editorial Note 10] Folio 25 is blank part from page numbers.

[Editorial Note 11] Folio 27r is blank apart from the page number and a shelfmark. Apart from the page number, all the text on f. 27v is written upside down.

[Editorial Note 12] Apart from the page numbers, f. 31 is written upside down; f. 31r follows from f. 31v.

[Editorial Note 13] Apart from page numbers, all the material on f. 2 is written upside down; it seems likely that f. 2r is intended to follow f. 2v.

[Editorial Note 14] Folio 3r has been transcribed where it belongs, immediately before f. 6r; the material on f. 3v consists of two passages marked for insertion on f. 6r.

[73] ✝ p 483

[74] a Hyginus in Poet. Fab. 192 & Astronom. ubi de Tauro. Avienus in Arateis, & Ovid. in Fastis l. 4 v. 175.

[75] b Antoninus Liberalis in Metamorph. c. 25.

[76] a Hyginus Fab 192 & in Poet. Astronom. ubi de Tauro . Et Avienus in Arateis Et Ovid in Fastis lib 4 v. 175.

[77] b Antonini Liberalis Metamorph. c. 25

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