MS. Barocci 214
Summary Catalogue no.: 214
Theodorus Prodromus 13th cent.
Ruling: Fols. 1–8: up to 25 lines. Fols. 9–328: 20–27 lines. Ruling type similar to Leroy 20C1.
One scribe, who wrote a few marginalia. Items 2–4 added by the scribe in a smaller hand.
Rubrication: titles, initials (occasionally zoomorphic) and penwork headings in vermilion, bistre and blue; lemmata marked in same colours. On fols. 254v, 260r, 267r, 273r, 283r, 295r, 301r the scribe drew with a compass two concentric semi-circles at the right of the page and left the space within blank, on both recto and verso.
Binding of vellum over boards, late 18th cent.; quires strengthened by earlier binder with paper strips from Latin and Greek books, the latter perhaps liturgical. Fore-edges painted blue.
Provenance and Acquisition
Fol. 310v ἐγὼ πάπαϲ Δημήτριοϲ ὁ ἐπιϲκόπουλοϲ ἀγόραϲα ἐτοῦτον τὸ βιβλίον ἀπὸ τὸν μακαρίτην τὸν πατέραν τοῦ τζαμάντουα̣ϲ̣ (last word in different ink), 15th cent.
MS. Barocci 214 - Part 1
See part 2
The same, again incomplete. Chapters 1–14 as indicated by Stevenson pp. xxiv–xxvi; 15 ends πῶϲ οὐ παραδοξότατον; 15a (not in Stevenson) has title only, , and fols. 254v–256v were originally left blank for the text; 16 as in Stevenson; 17 breaks off with the final lemma of Ode 9 (cp. Menaion, Rome ed., vol. v, pp. 337–44) with space left for some commentary.
scholia on Ioannes Climacus.
on the introduction and chapter 1
on chapter 1
pr. E. Bratke, Das sogennante Religionsgespräch am Hof der Sassaniden (T. und U. xix 3), using this MS. (symbol L, see p. 75); breaks off at p. 45 l. 13 ϲυκοφάντου (pace Bratke).
Ornamental headpieces.(Hutter iii. 124, Abb. 467-470, 659)
MS. Barocci 214 - Part 2 (fols. 1-8)
pr. H.M. Stevenson senior, Commentarii in carmina Cosmae Hierosolymitani et Joannis Damasceni, Rome 1888; breaks off at p. 10 l. 10 ϲτερέωμα; these leaves are 15th cent. substitutes for the somewhat damaged fols. 9–14.
Ornamental headpieces, strips and decorated initials. (Hutter iii. 124, Abb. 467-470, 659)