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MS. Barocci 215

Summary Catalogue no.: 215

A, B 13th cent. (?)

Physical Description

Composite: fols. 1-14 || fols. 15-30
Form: codex
Support: Parchment, except for fols. i-iii and 31
Extent: ii + 31 leaves.
Dimensions (leaf): 235 × 165 mm.
Foliation: Foliated (i–ii) 1–30 (31).

MS. Barocci 215 - Part 1

Contents

Nicolaus ep. Methoneus, πρὸϲ Λατίνουϲ περὶ τοῦ ἁγίου πνεύματοϲ, ὅτι ἐκ τοῦ πατρόϲ, οὐ μὴν δὲ ἐκ τοῦ υἱοῦ ἐκπορεύεται
Incipit: εὐχὴ τάξιν ἐπέχουϲα[ν] προοιμίου· βαϲιλεῦ οὐράνιε, παράκλητε ἀγαθέ
Explicit: ἔδωκε καὶ τὴν τῶν ἐκ προϲώπων δια.[.||

Said to be pr. C. Simonides, Ὀρθοδόξων Ἑλλήνων θεολογικαὶ γραφαί, 2nd ed., London 1865, pp. 1–39.

Language(s): Greek

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Dimensions (ruled): 170 × 120 mm.

Collation

Probably (fol. 1) i 8, (fol. 9) ii 8 (1, 8 missing), incomplete at end. Quire 1 marked on bottom left of first recto and bottom right of last verso.

Layout

Ruling: 26–34 lines, ruling type Leroy 00C1.

Hand(s)

One rather untidy hand; marginal indications of contents.

Decoration

Rubrication: simple penwork ornament on fol. 1r.

History

Origin: 13th century (?)

MS. Barocci 215 - Part 2

Contents

Fols. 15-30 are palimpsest; the earlier text was a set of erotapokriseis.

1. (fol. 15r)
Legal text

Last few lines of a legal text dealing with regulations for building houses (not = Basilica 58. 11. 10, Attaleiates 34, Procheiron Auctum 38).

Incipit: τὸ παλαιὸν ἐναμείβειν ϲχῆμα
Explicit: ἢ τὸν ἐκ πυρὸϲ φθαρέντα
Language(s): Greek
2. (fols. 15rv-23rv)
† Nicetas ep. Heracleensis
Rubric: πεύϲειϲ ἀποϲταλεῖϲαι παρὰ Κωνϲταντίνου ἐπιϲκόπου πρὸϲ τὸν μακαριώτατον μητροπολίτην Ἡρακλείαϲ κῦρ Νικήταν καὶ ἀποκρίϲειϲ τοῦ αὐτοῦ ἀρχιερέωϲ ὠφέλιμοι

the first seven questions and answers of the recension pr. A. Pavlov, Vizantikskij Vremennik ii (1895), pp. 167–72; Pavlov knows the Barocci MS. only from Coxe, see p. 161 n. 3; it does not contain the comments of Blastares. On the doubtful authorship see BZ v (1896), pp. 248–9.

Language(s): Greek
3. (fol. 23v)
Nicephorus Patriarcha Cpolitanus, Canon 1,

pr. PG 100. 852

Language(s): Greek
4. (fols. 23v–24r)
⟨Theodorus⟩ Studites, περὶ τῆϲ τυροφάγου
Incipit: δεῖ εἰδέναι ὅτι εἰϲί τινεϲ τῶν μοναχῶν
Explicit: παρὰ Θεοῦ παντοκράτοροϲ καθυποβάλλομεν

Cp. Barocci 131 fol. 340v.

Language(s): Greek
5. (fols. 24r–26r)
Nicetas ep. Heracleensis (?)
Rubric: ἐρωτήϲειϲ πρὸϲ τὸν χαρτοφύλακα τῆϲ τοῦ Θεοῦ μεγάληϲ ἐκκληϲίαϲ καὶ λύϲειϲ τοῦ αὐτοῦ
Incipit: χρὴ γυναῖκαν διαγαμήϲαϲαν
Explicit: διὰ τὴν τοῦ πταίϲματοϲ ἀκαθαρϲίαν

A different recension of the work pr. A. Pavlov, Vizantikskij Vremennik ii (1895), pp. 381–7. On authorship see BZ v (1896), pp. 249–50.

Language(s): Greek
6. (fols. 26r–28v, 16r–21r)
Theodorus Balsamon, erotapokriseis ad Marcum ep. Alexandrinum

In the recension pr. G.A. Rhallis–M. Potlis, Ϲύνταγμα τῶν θείων καὶ ἱερῶν κανόνων, vol. iv, Athens 1854. This MS. contains only qq. 1–15, 17–20, 54, pr. pp. 447–60, 460–4, 487–8. A leaf missing between fols. 16 and 17 contained parts of qq. 9–10, p. 454 seven lines from the bottom ἀποξενωθέντων as far as p. 456 eight lines from the bottom διοριϲθεῖϲιν ἑπόμενοι.

Language(s): Greek
7. (fols. 21r–22v)
⟨Michael Attaleiates⟩ , ⟨πόνημα νομικόν, τίτλοϲ γʹ⟩
Rubric: περὶ ἐκκληϲιῶν καὶ προνομιῶν αὐτῶν καὶ μοναϲτηρίων καὶ ἐκποιήϲεωϲ ἐκκληϲιαϲτικῶν καὶ μοναζουϲῶν

pr. L. Sgouta ap. I. and P. Zepos, Ius graeco-romanum, vol. vii, Athens 1931, pp. 420–3. This MS. has many variant readings and the text is longer at the end.

Language(s): Greek
8. (fols. 29rv, 30rv)
Notes on civil law,

two leaves, not consecutive, from a series of short notes on a wide variety of topics in civil law; the text on fol. 30 mainly concerns witnesses.

Language(s): Greek
Incipit: οἱ ἀξιωθέντεϲ τοῦ ἁγίου βαπτίϲματοϲ (fol. 29r)
Explicit: ἀνεπαιϲθήτωϲ προϲθήϲειν γῆν τῇ ἐμῇ γῇ (fol. 29v)
Incipit: δεϲποτῶν μαρτυροῦϲιν οὔτε ἄνηβοι οὔτε αἱρετικοί (fol. 30r)
Explicit: αὐτὰϲ ἐνάγων τὰϲ ἀποδείξειϲ (fol. 30v)

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Dimensions (ruled): 170 × 120 mm.

Collation

Uncertain, incomplete at both ends. Fol. 15r is marked in the top right corner ϛʹ.

Layout

Ruling: 27–8 lines, ruling type Leroy 00C1.

Hand(s)

B: One hand.

Decoration

Rubrication: initials in faded carmine. Simple penwork ornament.

History

Origin: 13th century (?)

Additional Information

Record Sources

Description by Nigel Wilson, c. 1970. Previously described in the 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) and supplementary sources.

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