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MS. Barocci 23

Summary Catalogue no.: 23

Pseudo-Callisthenes 13th cent. (first half)

Contents

1. (fols. 1r–49v)
Pseudo-Callisthenes, historia Alexandri Magni,

in the λ recension, pr. H. van Thiel, Die Rezension λ des Pseudo-Kallisthenes, Diss. Bonn 1959, using this MS., symbol O; see p. 9, where the extent of the lacunae is indicated.

Language(s): Greek
2.

This MS. used to contain a grammatical fragment and 13 letters of Tzetzes , as listed in Coxe’s catalogue, but there is no trace of them now, and on the question of authorship see C. Wendel, RE s.v. Tzetzes, col. 2006.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Oriental paper (fols. 1–49); Western paper, watermarked but with a design that cannot be identified (fols. i–xxxviii, 50–59).
Extent: xxxviii + 59 leaves.
Dimensions (leaf): 172 × 117 mm.
Dimensions (ruled): 130 × 85 mm.
Foliation: Foliated (i–xxxviii), 1–49, (50–9).

Collation

(fol. 1) i 1 leaf, (fol. 2) ii 8, (fol. 10) iii 8 (2, 7 missing), (fol. 16) iv 6, (fol. 22) v 8, (fol. 30) vi 8 (3, 6 missing), (fol. 36) vii 6, (fol. 42) viii 8; the book is incomplete at both ends. Quire numbers not original.

Condition

Note: This MS. used to contain a grammatical fragment and 13 letters of Tzetzes, as listed in Coxe’s catalogue, but there is no trace of them now, and on the question of authorship see C. Wendel, RE s.v. Tzetzes, col. 2006.

Layout

Ruling: 20 lines.

Hand(s)

Text written by one hand of the scholarly type. Various pentrials by later owners. Fols. 48–9 partially repaired by a 15th cent. hand.

Binding

Binding of blind-stamped brown leather over wood, in late Byzantine style, 15th–16th cent.; hunting-scene stamps.

History

Origin: 13th century, first half

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).

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