Catalogue Entry: THEM00105
Notes on ancient history and mythology
Originally with Trinity College R.16.38 f. 436A, q.v. for the sale history.
Sotheby LotPart of SL296
Notes and drafts related to Philosophiæ gentilis origines philosophicæ. Includes sections on the Egyptians and Tyrrhenians, on history before the Flood, and on the correspondences between the deities of different mythologies. Page 3 features notes on alchemical codewords, and was apparently incorporated into this document by mistake. Page 17 has a family tree showing the descent of the supposed Egyptian and Greek deities from Noah.
Page 15 carries the sub-headings 'Historia antediluviatis ex Abideno' and 'Abydenus ex Beroso'.
There is a citation on p. 23 from the 1684 English translation of Jean-Baptiste Tavernier's Six voyages (first published in French, Paris, 1676).
Many passages are variant drafts of other texts on the same topic, especially Yahuda Ms. 16.2.
 Pl. Qu. Rom.
 Plut. Quæst Rom.
 b Saturn l. 1 c 27
 c Geor l. 2
 d Gen 10.15
 e Iustin. l. 18 § 3.
[Editorial Note 1] The remaining fragment of text on this page is written upside down.