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Anthology of Ḥakīm Ruknā Masīḥ
This diwan (a collection of poems in Arabic or Persian, usually by a single author) of Persian poems by physician and poet Ḥakīm Ruknā Masīḥ dates from 1638. “Ḥakīm” is an honorific for a wise man or physician. “Masīḥ” (the Christian), which appears elsewhere in the manuscript, was a pen name of the author. It is believed that the poems were dictated by the author to his calligrapher. The manuscript is in four sections, containing qasidas (odes), ghazals (lyric poems), rubaiyat (quatrains), and muqatta't (poetic fragments). The first two ...
The Kharkiv Democritus: The Thousand and First Magazine, Number 1, January 1816
The Kharkiv Democritus was a Ukrainian magazine, published in six monthly issues in Kharkiv (in present-day Ukraine, at that time part of the Russian Empire) between January and June 1816. Its publisher and editor, Vasilii Maslovich (1793−1841), took the Saint Petersburg magazine Democritus (1815) as a model for the publication. The Kharkiv Democritus was the first Ukrainian periodical of a comical and satirical nature. The magazine’s circle of authors included Kharkiv writers Y.M. Nakhimov, H.F. Kvitka-Osnov'ianenko, D. Iaroslavskii, and O.M. Somov. Materials were grouped ...
The Kharkiv Democritus: The Thousand and First Magazine, Number 2, February 1816
The Kharkiv Democritus was a Ukrainian magazine, published in six monthly issues in Kharkiv (in present-day Ukraine, at that time part of the Russian Empire) between January and June 1816. Its publisher and editor, Vasilii Maslovich (1793−1841), took the Saint Petersburg magazine Democritus (1815) as a model for the publication. The Kharkiv Democritus was the first Ukrainian periodical of a comical and satirical nature. The magazine’s circle of authors included Kharkiv writers Y.M. Nakhimov, H.F. Kvitka-Osnov'ianenko, D. Iaroslavskii, and O.M. Somov. Materials were grouped ...
The Kharkiv Democritus: The Thousand and First Magazine, Number 3, March 1816
The Kharkiv Democritus was a Ukrainian magazine, published in six monthly issues in Kharkiv (in present-day Ukraine, at that time part of the Russian Empire) between January and June 1816. Its publisher and editor, Vasilii Maslovich (1793−1841), took the Saint Petersburg magazine Democritus (1815) as a model for the publication. The Kharkiv Democritus was the first Ukrainian periodical of a comical and satirical nature. The magazine’s circle of authors included Kharkiv writers Y.M. Nakhimov, H.F. Kvitka-Osnov'ianenko, D. Iaroslavskii, and O.M. Somov. Materials were grouped ...
The Kharkiv Democritus: The Thousand and First Magazine, Number 4, April 1816
The Kharkiv Democritus was a Ukrainian magazine, published in six monthly issues in Kharkiv (in present-day Ukraine, at that time part of the Russian Empire) between January and June 1816. Its publisher and editor, Vasilii Maslovich (1793−1841), took the Saint Petersburg magazine Democritus (1815) as a model for the publication. The Kharkiv Democritus was the first Ukrainian periodical of a comical and satirical nature. The magazine’s circle of authors included Kharkiv writers Y.M. Nakhimov, H.F. Kvitka-Osnov'ianenko, D. Iaroslavskii, and O.M. Somov. Materials were grouped ...
The Kharkiv Democritus: The Thousand and First Magazine, Number 5, May 1816
The Kharkiv Democritus was a Ukrainian magazine, published in six monthly issues in Kharkiv (in present-day Ukraine, at that time part of the Russian Empire) between January and June 1816. Its publisher and editor, Vasilii Maslovich (1793−1841), took the Saint Petersburg magazine Democritus (1815) as a model for the publication. The Kharkiv Democritus was the first Ukrainian periodical of a comical and satirical nature. The magazine’s circle of authors included Kharkiv writers Y.M. Nakhimov, H.F. Kvitka-Osnov'ianenko, D. Iaroslavskii, and O.M. Somov. Materials were grouped ...
The Kharkiv Democritus: The Thousand and First Magazine, Number 6, June 1816
The Kharkiv Democritus was a Ukrainian magazine, published in six monthly issues in Kharkiv (in present-day Ukraine, at that time part of the Russian Empire) between January and June 1816. Its publisher and editor, Vasilii Maslovich (1793−1841), took the Saint Petersburg magazine Democritus (1815) as a model for the publication. The Kharkiv Democritus was the first Ukrainian periodical of a comical and satirical nature. The magazine’s circle of authors included Kharkiv writers Y.M. Nakhimov, H.F. Kvitka-Osnov'ianenko, D. Iaroslavskii, and O.M. Somov. Materials were grouped ...
Synopsis of the Art of Rhetoric
Synopsis technēs rhētorikēs (Synopsis of the art of rhetoric) by Alexandros Mavrokordatos (1636−1709) is a rhetorical “catechism" consisting of three books. The first book, Ti esti rhētorikē (What is rhetoric), is devoted to general questions relating to rhetoric. The second book, Peri diatheseōs (About arrangement), considers questions concerning the arrangement of texts. The third book, Peri euphradias (About grace in speech), is devoted to tropes and figures and is composed mostly as a glossary. Several pages in the manuscript have no relation to the main work. They include passages ...
Aratus’s “Phenomena,” Cleomedes’s “On the Circular Motions of the Celestial Bodies,” and Nichomachus’s “Introduction to Arithmetic”
This manuscript contains three works by ancient Greek authors relating to astronomy and mathematics. The first (folios 2−33) is the famous poem “Phainomena” (Phenomena) by Aratus of Soli (310–245 ВС) describing the sky and the stars. Written in hexameters, this work combines astronomical knowledge, ancient mythology, and Stoic philosophy. The text is accompanied by marginal notes. During the Middle Ages this work by Aratus was used as a manual. Folio 66 verso contains separate inscriptions of a didactic nature that apparently were made later, written in another hand ...