Galen and Age

Galen, the leading writer on medicine in antiquity, produced a theoretical work, De Marasmus, which sets out his theory that old age and death are the result of withering like an old stick.

It begins in the translation by Theoharides:
Marasmus is the corruption of the human body due to dryness. There are two ways of using the word corruption, one being the process of corruption, while the other is the state of being corrupt ... https://doi.org/10.1093/jhmas/XXVI.4.369
The Vatican Library has just digitized a key Latin translation of this work, Vat.lat.2381. Here is where the same passage begins. (Tabes est corruptio viventis corporis ex siccitate. Duplex autem corruptio dicitur, hec quidem in fieri, hec autem in facto esse; sed primum quidem significatum audire oportet appellationem. Sic autem et ipsa tabes, hec quidem in esse tabidum utique, alia vero in tabescere, de qua nunc sermo existit. (240v))

Here's a section break in De Crisi, one of the other works making up the codex.

Over the past week, 47 manuscripts were digitized. The full list:
  1. Pal.lat.1509,
  2. Pal.lat.1515 (Upgraded to HQ),
  3. Pal.lat.518,
  4. Ross.7,
  5. Ross.16, part of which would seem, from the bibliography, to contain the Sentences of Pseudo-Phocylides
  6. Ross.17,
  7. Ross.38,
  8. Ross.41,
  9. Vat.lat.2305,
  10. Vat.lat.2381 (Upgraded to HQ), Galen and Hippocrates in Latin translation, full list of content at NLM (above)
  11. Vat.lat.2411, Aries vetat non tangetur capud; 2411 (flyleaf). See eTK
  12. Vat.lat.2445.pt.1,
  13. Vat.lat.2724,
  14. Vat.lat.2863 (Upgraded to HQ),
  15. Vat.lat.2978 (Upgraded to HQ),
  16. Vat.lat.3139,
  17. Vat.lat.3203,
  18. Vat.lat.3208,
  19. Vat.lat.3514,
  20. Vat.lat.3657,
  21. Vat.lat.3878,
  22. Vat.lat.3880,
  23. Vat.lat.3889,
  24. Vat.lat.3911,
  25. Vat.lat.3922 (Upgraded to HQ), science, in Jordanus
  26. Vat.lat.3934,
  27. Vat.lat.3938,
  28. Vat.lat.3942,
  29. Vat.lat.3945 (Upgraded to HQ),
  30. Vat.lat.3950 (Upgraded to HQ),
  31. Vat.lat.3963,
  32. Vat.lat.3974,
  33. Vat.lat.3983,
  34. Vat.lat.3991,
  35. Vat.lat.4009 (Upgraded to HQ),
  36. Vat.lat.4011 (Upgraded to HQ),
  37. Vat.lat.4033,
  38. Vat.lat.4034 (Upgraded to HQ),
  39. Vat.lat.4037.pt.2 (Upgraded to HQ), science in Jordanus
  40. Vat.lat.4060,
  41. Vat.lat.4061,
  42. Vat.lat.4064,
  43. Vat.lat.4100,
  44. Vat.lat.4102,
  45. Vat.lat.4124 (Upgraded to HQ),
  46. Vat.lat.4125,
  47. Vat.lat.4136,
This is Piggin's Unofficial List number 181. Thanks to @gundormr for harvesting. If you have corrections or additions, please use the comments box below. Follow me on Twitter (@JBPiggin) for news of more additions to DigiVatLib.

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