Catalogue Entry: THEM00096

Drafts of the 'Short Chronicle' and 'Original of Monarchies'

Author: Isaac Newton

Source: Ms. 361(1), New College Library, Oxford, UK

Contents

A. Drafts of the 'Short Chronicle' prefixed to The Chronology of Ancient Kingdoms Amended (London, 1728), some in English (one in a clerical hand) and some in Latin, c. 30,000 words in total, 85 ff.

'The Introduction' (2 pp.), on the backs of a draft letter to the Treasury about copper coinage technique (cf. Mint catalogue MINT00633 (II.356)) and a sheet of algebraic calculations and notes on the generation of organic bodies from water and on magnetic attraction.

'A short Chronicle from the first memory of things in Europe to the conquest of Persia by Alexander the great' (8 ff.)

Another draft of the above (9 ff.)

Further draft, including the 'Introduction' (12 ff.)

Clerical copy of the above with emendations by Newton (19 ff.)

Two very rough partial drafts (3 ff.)

Partial Latin draft: 'Rerum ante Imperium Romanum gestarum Chronicon parvum' (4 ff.)

Another partial Latin draft (7 ff.)

Third partial Latin draft (2 ff.)

B. Drafts of various parts of 'The Original of Monarchies' (cf. King's College, Cambridge, Keynes Ms. 146), mainly in English, c. 50,000 words, 91 ff. Preceded by three folios in Conduitt's hand, headed 'Mss of Sr Is. Newton', containing a description of the manuscript and arguments for and against publication of some or all of it, given that much of it is duplicated in the published Chronology (1728) but some of it shows significant variants.

[Editorial Note 1] The first four folios are taken up with cataloguer's notes.

[Editorial Note 2] The remainder of f. 5r and the first few lines of f. 5v are taken up with mathematical calculations apparently unrelated to the rest of the manuscript.

[Editorial Note 3] The remainder of the text on this page is written upside down.

[Editorial Note 4] The remainder of this page is taken up with mathematical calculations of no apparent relevance to the text.

[1] In vita Lycurgi sub initio

[2] In Solon p. 151.

[Editorial Note 5] Folios 9-10 are blank.

[Editorial Note 6] Folio 19 is blank.

[3] Circa Ann. A.C. 1120

[4] 1100

[5] 1080

[6] 1070

[7] 1069.

[8] 1060.

[9] 1059.

[10] 1048.

[11] 1020

[12] a Apud Euseb. in chron.

[13] 715

[Editorial Note 7] Folios 29 and 30 are blank apart from a cataloguer's note on f. 30.

[14] a in the Life of Lycurgus

[15] b. in the life of Solon.

[Editorial Note 8] Folio 43 is blank apart from a cataloguer's note.

[16] (a) Life of Lycurgus.

[17] b. In the Life of Solon.

[18] (a) Lib. 1 Reg. Cap. 13. Commate 5.

[19] (b) ὶαδδοῦς Ioseph. ibidem.

[20] (a) Ioseph. Antiq. Lib. II. Cap. 7.

[Editorial Note 9] Folios 65 and 66 are blank apart from a cataloguer's note on f. 66r.

[Editorial Note 10] Folios 70 and 71 are blank apart from a cataloguer's note on f. 71r.

[21] ✝ regnante Cranao Cecropis successore

[Editorial Note 11] Folio 79 is blank.

[22] {ενην}

[23] Diodor. l 1

[24] L. 1. cont. Ap.

[25] Gen. 10. 32.

[26] In Canone Chronico lib. 1. Sec. 1.

[27] 2 Sam. 8 & 10

[28] Thucyd. l. 2 p. 110. vid Chro 475

[29] Dionys. Halicarn. 1.2.

[30] Herod. l. 1. c. 96, 97.

[31] Iustin. l. 1, in principio.

[32] Bochart. in Phaleg. lib. 4. cap. 3 & seq.

[33] l 2. c 5

[34] a lib. 7. c. 56.

[35] b lib. 15. p. 735.

[36] c Homer ιλ. 9.

[37] Strabo l. 17 p 815 a, c, d, & l. 16 p. 781. c.

[38] Ioseph. Antiqu.l. 8. c. 4

[39] Diod. l. 1.

[40] Chron. pag. 71

[41] Gen 1 14 & 8.2{2} Censorinus c. 19 & 2{illeg} Cicero in Verren{illeg} Geminus c. 6. p.{illeg}

[42] ✝ Cicero in Ver{illeg}

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

[44] 75

[45] 76

[46] {Apu}d Theodor. {illeg}am de {illeg} {m}ensibus.

[47] 77

[48] 77

[49] 79

[50] Strabo l. 17 p. 816. c Diodor. l. 1. p. 32 d.

[51] Plutarch de Osinde & Iside

[52] Diodor. l. 1. c. 4.

[53] 80

[54] a Vide Censor c. 18, et Herod{illeg}

[55] ✝ Apud Athenæum l. 14

[56] a Apud At{illeg}æum . l. {illeg}

[57] 81

[58] 82

[59] 83

[60] ✝ Stronc. 1. p. 306, 332

[61] ‡ Laeritus Proæm. l. 1.

[62] 85

[63] Suidas in Α᾽ναγαλλός

[64] Apollodor. l. 1. c. 9. sec. 25

[65] 92

[66] 93

[67] 95

[68] 45

[69] ✝ Apud Diog. Laert. in Solon p. 10

[70] ‡ Nat. Hist. l. 7. c. 56.

[71] ‡ Nat Hist. l. 5 c. 29.

[72] ✝ Ioseph.cont. Ap. l. 1. & Suidas in

[73] ✝ Dionys. l. 1. initio

[74] a Diodorus Sic. lib. 16. p. 550. ed. Steph.

[75] e Polyb. p. 379.b

[76] 48

[77] a in vita Lycurgi sub initio

[78] b in Solone prope finem

[79] 49

[80] ✝ Plutarch in Romulo & Numa.

[81] ‡ in Æneid VII v. 678.

[82] 50

[83] Symbol (inverted obelus) in text Lib. 1. in Proæmia

[84] ✝ in Lucurgo sub initio.

[85] 51

[86] 54

[87] C. 118 -

[88] Herod. l. 8. S

[89] Herod. l. 8.

[90] Pausan, l. 2 sub finem

[91] Herod. l. 6.

[92] Herod. l. 6. c. 125, 126.

[93] Ch. 122

[94] Strabo l. 8. p. 355

[95] Pausan. l. 6. c. 22.

[96] Pausan. l. 5. c. 9.

[97] {7}

[98] Plato in Minoe

[99] Thucyd. l. 1. p. 13

[100] Athen. l. 14. p. 625.

[101] Pausan l. 5. c. 8

[102] Pausan. l. 6. c. 19

[103] 60

[104] 61

[105] Pausan. l. 5. c. 4

[106] 63

[107] Chr. 61

[108] 130

[109] 101

[110] Chr. 132

[111] 134

[112] 172

[113] 174

[114] 192

[115] 191

[116] 192

[117] a

[118] b

[119] c Diodor. l. 1 p. 7

[120] 193-4

[121] a Apud Diodor. lib.3 p. 130

[122] 194

[123] b

[124] c

[125] d Apud Scholiasten Apollonij, lib. 2.

[126] e. Lib. 23.

[127] f. Lib. 2

[128] 196

[129] Diodor. l. 1. c. {3} p. 9.

[130] Stephanus in Αμμονία

[131] 197

[132] 197

[133] D. Augustin

[134] a Procop. De bell. Vandal. l. 2

[135] a Procop. De bell. Vandal. l. 2

[136] b Chron. l. 1. p. 11

[137] c. Ad Tit. Shebijth, cap. 6.

[138] 201

[139] e Diodor. l. 3 p. 101.

[140] ✝ Vide κορυνητης in Iliad.

[141] a Fab. 275

[142] 221

[143] b 1 Sam. 8.10 1 King. 11.

[144] c Antiq. l. 9. c. 2

[145] Iustin. l. 36.

[146] 222

[147] Diodor. l. 5 c. ult. p. 238.

[148] Homer. Odyss. l. 8. v. 268 & seq. Et Hymn. 1 & 2 in Venerem. Et Hesiod Theogon. v. 192.

[149] Clemens Admonit. ad Gent. p. 10./ Apollodor. l. 3. c. 13 Pindar Pyth. Ode 2 Hesych. in Κινυράδαε

[150] a Baal-Canaan.

[151] Clemens Alexandr. Admonit. ad Gent. p. 21. Plin. l. 7. c. 56.

[152] 225

[153] 158

[154] Arnob. adv. Gentes. l. 6. p. 191

[155] a Diodor. l. 1. p. 36

[156] Diodor. l. 1 p. 8.

[157] a De Dea Syria

[158] Apud Photius in Bibl.

[159] a Steph. in Αμμωνία

[160] Lucan ch. 9.

[161] 208

[162] Plutarch. de Iside. p. 355 d. Diodorus L. 1. p. 9. a.

[163] Lucan. l. 1.

[164] Diodor.lib. 1 p. 39

[165] ✝ Diodorus. l.1. p. 8

[166] ‡ Lucian De Dea Syria

[167] Plin. l. 6. c. 29.

[168] Herod. l. 2. c. 110

[169] 236

[170] 237

[171] Isa. 19

[172] Diodor. l. 3. c. 4

[173] Plato in Timæo etc Critia.

[174] 263

[175] a Diodor. l. 2. c. 3

[176] a Ionah 3.6, 7.

[177] 271

[178] Amos. 6.14

[179] Herod l. 2. Ptolomy Geog.

[180] Strabo l 17. p. 815 a, b, c

[181] Lib. 22.

[182] a Diodor. l. 3. c. 1.

[183] b Dionys. Perreg.

[184] e Iuba apud Plin l. 6. c. 29.

[185] d l. 1 Antiq. c. 7.

[186] f Strabo Geog. l. {illeg} p 822. B. Diodor. l. 9 c.1.

[187] Artaphan apud Euseb. Præp. l. 9. c. 27.

[188] Manetho apud Ioseph cont Ap. l. 1. p 1039.

[189] Gen

[190] b Manetho apud Iosephum cont. Ap. l. 1. p 1040

[191] Apud Ioseph. cont. Ap. p. 1039.

[192] Herod. l. 2

[193] 1 King 18. 28

[194] b 1 King. 9.26.

[195] De Dea Syria p. 1058

[196] Apud Euseb. Præp. Evang. l. 10 c. 10

[197] Apud Photium in Bibl.

[198] Antiq. l. 8. c. 2. p. 267, 268 & cont Apion <144r> l. 1. p. 1043

[199] Plin. l. 7. c. 56.

[200] Chro 108

[201] Herod. l. 1. c. 1 & l. 7 c. 89.

[202] Plin.l. 4. c. 22.

[203] Dionys. de situ Orbis.

[204] Strabo l. 1. p. 42. d.

[205] 1 King. 9

[206] Pausan. l. 7. c. 3

[207] Pausan. l. 7. c. 5

[208] Herod. l. 1.

[209] 109

[210] Pausan. l. 7. c. 21. Hygin. Fab. 277.

[211] Strabo l. 1. p.48

[212] a In Cohortatione ad Græcos.

[213] b Orat. cont. Græcos

[214] c Strom. 1

[215] d Clemens Strom. 1. p. 321

[216] e Apollod. l. 2 initio

[217] f Plato in Timæo Syncel. p. 68. a.

[218] 2 Chron. 2.10

[219] a Apollodor. l. 3 c. 14.

[220] b Pausan. l. 7. c.1 & l. 1. c. 31 , 38.

[221] c Pausan. l. 1. c. 5

[222] d Apollodor. l. 3. c. 14. Pausan. l. 7. c. 4. & l. 9. c. 3. & l. 10 c. 17.

[223] e Diodor. l. 4 Pausan. l. 9. c. 29.

[224] f Pausan. l. 2. c. 25

[225] g Orphei Argonaut v. 216 Hygin. Fab. XIV

[226] h Apollodor. l. 3. c. 14

[227] a Pausan. l. 1. c. 5. Hygin. Fab. 48.

[228] b Diodor. l. 1. p. 17.

[229] c Diodor. ib.

[230] d Euseb. Præp. l. 10.c. 9.

[231] e Porphyr. περὶ ἀποχης l. 2 §54

[232] f Damaratus apud Clement. Admonit. ad Gent. p. 27. Hygin. Fab. 46.

[233] Diodor. l. 1. p. 17.

[234] Diodor. l. 3. p. 138

[235] a Homer. Odys. 5 Diodor. l. 5. p. 237.

[236] b Diodor. l. p. 17.

[237] c

[238] Pausan. l. 8. c. 4

[239] Pausan. l. 7. c. 18

[240] Pausan. l. 1. c. 39, 40.

[241] a

[242] b Pausan. l. 3. c. 1. Apollodor. l. 3. c. 10.

[243] c Pausan. l. 1. c. 39, 44

[244] d Pausan. l. 3. c. 20

[245] b Diodor. l. 5. p. 227.

[246] c Pausan. l. 5. c. 25 Conon Narrat. 37 Steph. in Θάσσος. Herod. l. 2. Apollodor. l. 3 c. 1.

[247] d Conon. Narrat. 32

[248] e Apollodor. l. 3. c. 1

[249] f Steph. in Θήρα. Pausan. l. 3. c. 1.

[250] a Pausan. l. 9. c. 12

[251] b Strabo l. 10. p. 447 & l. 9. p. 401

[252] Herod. l. 5

[253] a supra

[254] b Bochat. Geog. l. 1. c. 19

[255] c Steph in Θ

[256] d Pausan. l. 2. c. 6

[257] Hygin. Fab. 7 & 8

[258] f Pausan. l. 9. c. 5.

[259] k Hesiod in scuto Herculis.

[260] Pausan. l. 2. c. 6.

[261] Pausan. l. 2. c. 5, 6.

[262] Pausan

[263] Apollodor l 2. c. 1

[264] Herod. l. 2.

[265] a Pausan. l. 4. c. 1.

[266] a Pausan. l. 2. c. 20, 22, 23.

[267] a Apollodor.

[268] b Pausan. l. 5. c. 15

[269] Ioseph. cont. Ap. l. 1 p. 1041.

[270] Hygin. Fab.14. et Poet. Astronom. l. 2. c. 37. Schol. vet. Apollonij Argonaut. l. 1 initio.

[271] Antiq. l.8.c.4

[272] Schol.Apol. Argon nat. l. 4. v. 272.

[273] Herod. l. 2.

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