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MS. Barocci 195

Summary Catalogue no.: 195

Catenae c.1340–50.


Language(s): Greek

1. (fol. 3r)

Draft of opening sentences of item 3.

3. (fols. 4r–8r)
Funeral oration on Andronicus Contostephanus
Rubric: λόγοϲ ἐπιτάφιοϲ τοῦ μεγάλου δρουγγαρίου κυροῦ ..... τοῦ Ἀντιοχ.. ἀναγνωθεὶϲ ἄνωθ̣ε̣ν̣ ⟨τοῦ⟩? τάφου τοῦ ἀοιδίμου δεϲπότου .. π̣ε̣ρ̣ι̣ποθ̣ή̣του γ̣αμβροῦ τοῦ κραταιοῦ καὶ ἁγίου ἡμῶν αὐθέντου καὶ βαϲιλέωϲ κυροῦ Ἀνδρονίκου τοῦ Κοντοϲτεφάνου τοῦ διὰ τοῦ θείου καὶ ἀγγελικοῦ ϲχήματοϲ Ἀκακ̣ίου μετονομαϲθέντοϲ
Incipit: εἴπερ τιϲ ἄλλη θρήνων ἀνθρώποιϲ καὶ ϲτεναγμάτων ἀφορμή
Explicit: καὶ κοινὸν ἀνενεγκεῖν ὑπὲρ αὐτοῦ τὸν ἱκέϲιον

Perhaps by Gregorius Antiochus.

4. (fol. 8r)
verse epitaph in 12-syllable lines for Ioannes Bryennios Katakalon,

pr. D.I. Polemis, Ἐπετηρὶϲ Ἑταιρείαϲ Βυζαντινῶν Ϲπουδῶν, xxxv (1966), pp. 108–9.

5. (fols. 9r–188b verso)
Nicetas ep. Heracleensis, catena on Job
Incipit: ὑπόθεϲιϲ μὲν ἡμῖν καὶ ϲκοπὸϲ τοῦ λόγου ἡ τῆϲ βίβλου τοῦ πολυάθλου Ἰωβ

Not corresponding exactly to the catena pr. P. Young (P. Iunius), Catena graecorum patrum in beatum Job collectore Niceta Heracleae metropolita, London 1637.

6. (fols. 189r–291v)
Catena on Proverbs
Incipit: ϲοφὸϲ μὲν Δαυὶδ πεπαρρηϲιαϲμένωϲ εἰπών

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper, watermarked with a design not identifiable.
Extent: 293 leaves.
Dimensions (leaf): 295 × 205 mm.
Dimensions (ruled): 210 × 140 mm.
Foliation: Foliated (1–2), 3–159, 160ab, 161–87, 188ab, 189–291, (292–3).


(fol. 3) i 6, (fol. 9) ii–v 8, (fol. 41) vi–vii 4, (fol. 49) viii–xxiv 8, (fol. 184) xxv 6, (fol. 189) xxvi–xxix 8, (fol. 221) xxx 10, (fol. 231) xxxi 4, (fol. 235) xxxii 12, (fol. 247) xxxiii 4, (fol. 251) xxxiv 12, (fol. 263) xxxv 4, (fol. 267) xxxvi 12, (fol. 279) xxxvii 4, (fol. 283) xxxviii 9 leaves. A few quires are numbered on the top right corner of the first recto.


Ruling 34–8 lines; various ruling types.


All written by one scribe in a rather variable hand, with the possible exception of fols. 3–8.


Rubrication: titles, initials and simple penwork ornament in vermilion, often faded.


Binding of blind-stamped dark-brown leather, 17th–18th cent.


Origin: c. 1340–1350

Record Sources

Description by Nigel Wilson, c. 1970. Previously described in the Quarto Catalogue (H. O. Coxe, Catalogi codicum manuscriptorum Bibliothecae Bodleianae pars prima recensionem codicum Graecorum continens, Quarto Catalogues I, 1883, repr. with corrections 1969).


Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.