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adammclean
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 Posted: Sat Oct 10th, 2015 09:04 am
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I was trying to find some text of the Chrysopoeia of Cleopatra, which is contained in the Codex Marcianus Graecus 299 in the Biblioteca Marciana, Venice. I seem to remember there is a French translation in Bethollet but cannot now find it. Does anyone know where I can find the text in a modern European language ? I seem to remember it is a short piece.

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 Posted: Sat Oct 10th, 2015 09:24 am
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Berthelot has it in volume I, page 132, fig. 11 in the 1887 Steinheil edition.

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 Posted: Sun Oct 11th, 2015 08:54 am
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Yes this is the famous diagram. Unfortunately, my memory must be mistaken as I had thought there was an actual text to go with this figure. I just checked Jack Lindsay's book and he clearly states "the single page called her Goldmaking".

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 Posted: Sun Oct 11th, 2015 09:11 am
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Sorry, I didn't check the Berthelot.

I think it's just this one page??? It's Codex Marcianus graecus 299.

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 Posted: Sun Oct 11th, 2015 09:18 am
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Yes it appears to be just the single page with the diagrams. I must have been confusing it with the Dialogue of Cleopatra.


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