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MS. Barocci 219

Summary Catalogue no.: 219

Libanius, Synesius. Early 14th cent.

Contents

Language(s): Greek

1. (fols. 1r–108v)
⟨Libanius⟩ , Orationes
1a. (fols. 1r–5r)

or. 24, de ulciscenda Iuliani nece, pr. R. Foerster, Libanii opera, vol. ii, Leipzig 1904, pp. 514–33.

1b. (fols. 5r–13v)

or. 12, panegyricus Iuliano dictus, ibid., pp. 9–45.

1c. (fols. 13v–17v)

or. 13, prosphoneticus ad Iulianum, ibid., pp. 63–82.

1d. (fols. 17v–22v)

or. 2, ad eos qui molestum eum appellabant, vol. i, Leipzig 1903, pp. 239–62.

1e. (fols. 22v–28v)

or. 14, pro Aristophane ad Iulianum, vol. ii, pp. 87–113.

1f. (fols. 28v–36v)

or. 15, pro Antiochenis ad Iulianum, ibid., pp. 120–54.

1g. (fols. 36v–39v)

or. 16, ad Antiochenos de Iuliani ira, ibid., pp. 160 ff.; breaks off at 174. 12 φροντιζόντων.

1h. (fols. 40r–45v, 62rv, 46r–61v, 63r–68r)

or. 18, ⟨epitaphius in Iulianum⟩ , ibid., pp. 236–371; three leaves lost, beg. only at 252. 11 ἐπιθυμεῖν. In the margin of fol. 68r the scribe wrote a note on ϲκόλιον, = Suda C 643, cf. Photius s.v.

1i. (fols. 68v–91r)

or. 59, ⟨laudatio Constantii et Constantis⟩ , lacking the προθεωρία, pr. ibid., vol. iv, Leipzig 1908, pp. 209–96.

1j. (fols. 91r–108v)

or. 64, pro saltatoribus, pr. ibid., pp. 420–98. In the margin of fol. 104r the scribe wrote a note on βάρβιτοϲ, cf. Et. Mag. s.v.

2. (fols. 109r–246r)

Synesius Cyrenensis

2a. (fols. 109r–122v)
Synesius , ad imperatorem de regno,

pr. N. Terzaghi, Synesii Cyrenensis opuscula, Rome 1944, pp. 5–62.

2b. (fols. 122v–134r)
⟨encomium calvitii⟩

ibid., pp. 190–232.

2c. (fols. 134r–146v)
⟨Dion⟩

ibid., pp. 233–78.

2d. (fols. 146v–165v)
Synesius , ⟨Aegyptii, sive de providentia⟩ ,

ibid., pp. 63–131.

2e. (fols. 165v, 175r–177v)
Synesius , ⟨ad Paeonium de domo⟩ ,

ibid., pp. 132–42.

2f. (fol. 178r)
Synesius , ⟨de insomniis⟩ ,

προθεωρία only, ibid., p. 143. Fol. 178v blank.

2g. (fols. 179r–180v, 166r–174v, 181rv)
Synesius , ⟨de insomniis⟩ ,

ibid., pp. 143–89.

2h. (fols. 182r–231v)
Synesius , epistulae,

pr. R. Hercher, Epistolographi graeci, Paris 1873, pp. 638 ff., nos. 104–5. 121. 116. 80–81. 60. 62. 10. 122. 50. 106. 93. 32. 96. 61. 3. 113. 125. 114. 8. 53. 56. 23. 4. 36. 92. 85. 55. 107. 82. 87. 95. 108–11. 80 (iterum). 66. 9. 69. 68. 65. 67. 121 (iterum). 17. 46. 34. 49. 94. 78. 5. 152. 101. 103. 134. 129. 74. 149–51. 88. 131. 100. 72. 79. 57. 58 (as far as 670. 50 τοῖϲ παριοῦϲι). 73 (beg. at 684. 32 τὰ Λιβύων). 44. 29. 117. 132. 147. 16. 102. 90. 127. 130. 123–4. 139. 40. 12. 7. 25. 42. 30. 115. 11. 14. 13. 22. 24. 2. 6. 8. 28. 37. 63–4. 33. 45. 20. 153. 31. 38–9. 48. 112. 118–20. 126. 128.

2i. (fols. 231v–234r)
Synesius , catastasis secunda,

pr. Terzaghi, op. cit., pp. 285–93.

2j. (fols. 234r–237v)
Synesius , epistulae,

nos. 155. 146. 148.

2k. (fols. 237v–238v)
Synesius , catastasis prima,

pr. Terzaghi, op. cit., pp. 283–5.

2l. (fols. 238v–239r)
Synesius , homilia prima,

pr. Terzaghi, op. cit., pp. 279–80.

2m. (fol. 239rv)
Synesius , homilia secunda,

pr. ibid., pp. 281–2.

2n. (fols. 239v–246r)
Synesius , epistulae,

nos. 83. 91. 89. 137–8. 140–4. 154. 97. 99.

3. (fol. 246r)
‡Amasis, epistula no. 1,

pr. R. Hercher, Epistolographi graeci, Paris 1873, p. 100; followed by the heading of a second letter and ⟨Herodotus⟩ 3. 43. 2.

4. (fols. 246r–255r)
Iulianus Imperator, epistulae 23,

pr. J. Bidez–F. Cumont, Iuliani epistulae et leges, Paris–London 1922, using this MS., symbol B, see p. viii; nos 187. 188. 97 (p. 154. 4–9 only). Libanius’ reply to no. 96 as far as ϲιγᾶν (p. 152. 10). 190. 191. 193. 41. 11. 201. 75b. 196. 10. 197. 200. 58. 73. 31. 181. 183. 186. 206 (= ⟨Procopius Gazaeus⟩ ep. 62). 59 as far as τί οὖν (p. 64. 18). 82 (beg. 101. 23 οὐδὲ γὰρ). 96. 78.

5. (fols. 255r–255v)
Rubric: περὶ ἰδιότητοϲ φύϲεων παραδόξων

pr. from this MS., J.A. Cramer, Anecdota Oxoniensia, vol. iii, Oxford 1836, pp. 411–13.

6. (fols. 256r–267r)
‡Diogenianus, proverbia,

pr. E.L. von Leutsch–F.G. Schneidewin, Corpus paroemiographorum graecorum, Göttingen 1839–51, vol. i, pp. 177–320, using this MS., symbol c, see p. xxx.

7. (fol. 267v)
Verses
Incipit: τὸν ἐκ γραφῆϲ ἄνθρωπε νῦν βλέπων τύπον
Explicit: ϲὺ τί πάθοιϲ ἂν κἂν φρονῆϲ ἴϲωϲ μέγα

Addition, 14th century; verses mentioning a church of St. Nicholas Myrobetus founded by John Bryennius. Followed by an illegible Latin note.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper, watermarked with designs similar to Mošin–Trajlić nos. 3084 (AD 1312–35), 3534 (AD 1317) and 3553 (AD 1319).
Extent: ii + 269 leaves.
Dimensions (leaf): 260 × 180 mm.
Dimensions (ruled): 190 × 120 mm.
Foliation: Foliated (i–ii), 1–267, (268–9).

Collation

(fol. 1) i–iv 8, (fol. 33) v uncertain, perhaps 12 (9–11 missing), (fols. 41–5, 62, 46–7) vi 8, (fol. 48) vii 8, (fols. 56–61, 63–4) viii 8, (fol. 65) ix–xiii 8, (fol. 105) xiv 4, (fol. 109) xv–xxi 8, (fols. 165, 175–8, 166) xxii 8, (fol. 167) xxiii 8, (fol. 181) xxiv–xxxii 8, (fol. 253) xxxiii 8 (8 missing), (fol. 260) xxxiv 8 (2, 3, 4, 6, 8 missing), (fol. 263) xxxv 6 (5 missing).

Layout

Ruling: 30–35 lines, ruling faint or non-existent.

Hand(s)

One scholarly hand, rather variable, possibly the same as in MS. Milan Ambr. A4 inf. (illustrated by F. Steffens, Proben aus griechischen Handschriften und Urkunden, Trier 1912, pl. 18).

Decoration

Rubrication: A few headings and initials in faded carmine.

Ornamental headpieces and decorated initials. (Hutter iii. 145, Abb. 529-530)

Additions: Some 15th cent. marginalia, as well as notes by the scribe.

Binding

Binding of two plain wood panels with leather spine; on the book panel a metal fitting for a clasp, embossed; on the front panel a small piece of paper with 15th cent. note: Rasius κδ.

History

Origin: c. 1320 ; Byzantine, Thessalonica (Hutter)

Record Sources

Description by Nigel Wilson, c. 1970; supplementary information from Hutter (1982). 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).

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