Collection: BC MS Gen: General Manuscripts (Brotherton Collection)

Archive Item icon Archive Item: Miscellaneous Greek word-lists ; compiled by Anthony Askew, together with letters written to him by Johann Jacob Reiske and part of an index to Askew's library.

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Title: Miscellaneous Greek word-lists ; compiled by Anthony Askew, together with letters written to him by Johann Jacob Reiske and part of an index to Askew's library.

Level: Item 

Classmark: BC MS Gen 6

Creator(s): Askew, Anthony (1722-1774)

Date: c.1766-1773

Main language: Latin; Greek, Ancient (to 1453); English

Size and medium: 4 pamphlet boxes, manuscript.

Persistent link: https://explore.library.leeds.ac.uk/special-collections-explore/8044 

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Comprises: (1) Greek word-lists to Nonnus: Paraphrasis S. Evangelii secundum Joannem; Aratus: Phaenomena & Prognostica; an unidentified work; and Manetho: Apotelesmatica; (2) Most of sections B-G of an alphabetical shelf or library list written in Latin; (3) 8 letters in Latin from J.J. Reiske to Askew, dated 6 June 1766-19 June 1773.

The manuscripts are all somewhat worn and damaged, and some are incomplete.

Administrative or biographical history

Anthony Askew (1722-1774) was a distinguished Cambridge classical scholar and physician in London hospitals, who left an extensive library of books and manuscripts, chiefly on classical subjects, and compiled a manuscript volume of Greek inscriptions. For further details of his life and achievements see the Dictionary of National Biography. Johann Jacob Reiske (1716-1774) was Professor of Arabic language and Rector of St Nicholas College, Leipzig University.

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