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BABYLONIAN LITERATURE.

of whom, at least, extracts exist in our collections of Greek manuscripts.[1] The contents of these extracts tally precisely with what we know, from Dr. Chwolson, of the work of Tenkelúshá. All tends to the be-

  1. 2420, 2424 of the Bibliothique Imperiale (fol. 82 of the 2nd part of the first manuscript, and fo. 31 of the second), and in the abridgement of the Thesaurus Talism. of Antiochus, abridged by Rhétorius (No. 1991 of the Bibl. Imp., fol. 118). The quotation from Porphyry, mentioned by Salmasius and Westermann, is erroneous: the work which they had in view is by this Antiochus. (See Fabricii Bibl. Græca, Harles, tom. IV. pp. 151, 166; tom. V. p. 741). I do not know why Fabricius proposes to identify Teucer with Lasbas.

  2. In particular one fragment entitled Τεύχρου Περὶ τῶν παρανατελλόντων, in the grand astrological collection of manuscripts 2420, 2424 of the Bibl. Imp. fol. 89 of the 3rd part of the first, fol. 134 of the 5th part of the second. This second reference corresponds with that of Labbe, Nova Bibl. MSS. Libror. (Paris, 1653), p. 278. The same fragment is mentioned by Bandini (Catal. Codd. Gr. Bibl. Laurent. II. col. 60, No. xiii.), under this title: Ηερὶ τῶν παρανατελλόντων τοῖς ιϐ ζῳδίοις κατὰ Τεῦκρον. It appears more fully in the manuscript of Florence. M. Miller, to whom I addressed myself to discover the manuscript cited by Labbe, and to whom I owe the preceding information, adds the following note: “According to the passage of Michel Psellus, quoted by Salmasius (Exerc. Plin. p. 654), without saying from whence he took it, and which I have also found in the Greek manuscript 1630, fol. 228, Teucer must have written many works (βιβλίων), among others: 1st, Περὶ τῶν ἐν οὐρανῷ ζῳδίων; 2nd, Περὶ τῶν παρανατελλόντων (this is the work already mentioned); 3rd, Περὶ τῶν λεγομένων δεκανῶν.” We should also examine Philosophumena, cura Duncker and Schneidewin, p. 84, etc., and Bardesanus, in Cureton’s Spicil, Syriac, p. 24 ff.