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MS. Barocci 27

Summary Catalogue no.: 27

Maximus Confessor, Gregorius Nyssenus c. AD 1310–25

Contents

Language(s): Greek

Note: the contents of fols. 1–319 (items 1–8) appear to correspond exactly with those of MS. Vienna theol. gr. 196.

1. (fols. 5r–103r)
Maximus Confessor
1a. (fols. 5r–39v)
de caritate

Beg. at c. 6 of 2nd centuria, μέτρου τὸ ἐν τῷ, pr. PG 90. 985B1–1073.

1b. (fols. 39v–77r)
Capita theologica

Pr. PG 90. 1084–1173.

1c. (fols. 77r–78v)
De duabus Christi naturis

Pr. PG 91. 145–9.

1d. (fols. 78v–79v)
Capita de essentia

Pr. PG 91. 260–4.

1e. (fols. 79v–80v)
Epistula 15

Pr. PG 91. 554, breaking off at 548C5 κίνημά τε καὶ βούλημα.

1f. (fols. 80v–81v)
Variae definitiones

Pr. PG 91. 149 ff., breaks off at 152A13 ἥνωνται.

1g. (fol. 82rv)
Unidentified text

Mutilated at beginning, first words surviving ὡϲ ἐπὶ Χριϲτοῦ τοῦ Θεοῦ ἡμῶν εἴρηται.

1h. (fols. 83r–85r)
De duabus voluntatibus

Pr. PG 91. 269–73.

1j. (fols. 85r–103r)
De mystagogia ecclestiaca

Pr. PG 91. 657–717.

2. (fols. 103r–106v)
†Cyrillus Hierosolymitanus, Historia ecclestiaca et contemplatio mystica

Excerpts; cf. PG 98. 384 ff., Pitra vol. ii, pp. 297–8.

3. (fols. 106v–117r)
Maximus Confessor
3a. (fols. 106v–108v)
περὶ διαφορᾶϲ καὶ πῶϲ εὐϲεβῶϲ δεῖ ὁμολογεῖν δύο φύϲειϲ ἐπὶ Χριϲτοῦ μετὰ τὴν ἕνωϲιν
Incipit: τούτων οὕτω ϲοφῶϲ κατὰ τὴν ὑγιῆ
Explicit: πιϲτοῦϲθαι εἶναι τὰ πράγματα.
3b. (fols. 108v–117r)
τόμοϲ δογματικόϲ

Pr. PG 91. 154–184.

4. (fol. 117r)
Rubric: λέγεται παρὰ τῇ θείᾳ γραφῇ τὸ ἐγένετο κατὰ τρόπουϲ ηʹ οὕτωϲ
Incipit: κατὰ παρ⟨αγ⟩ωγὴν, οἷόν ἐϲτι
Explicit: ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν κατάρα.
5. (fol. 117rv)
Rubric: τὸ τῆϲ ὑποϲτάϲεωϲ ὄνομα παρὰ τῇ θείᾳ γραφῇ τριχῶϲ λέγεται
Incipit: τὸ καθ’ ἑαυτὸν ὑπάρχον
Explicit: τὴν κατὰ μῆκοϲ διάϲταϲιν
6. (fols. 117v–112r)
Ioannes Grammaticus ⟨Philoponos⟩
6a. (fols. 117v–121r)
πρὸϲ τοὺϲ ἀκεφάλουϲ κεφάλαια ιζʹ
Incipit: εἰ ὁ λέγων τὸν Θεόν
Explicit: ὀρθῶϲ δοξάζει
7. (122rv)
⟨Maximus Confessor⟩ (τοῦ αὐτοῦ MS.) de tribus animae virtutibus

Pr. S.L. Epifanović, S. Maximus Confessor et Byzantina Pietas, Kiev 1917, pp. 60–1.

8.
Gregorius Nyssenus
8a. (fols. 125r–174r)
De beatitudinibus

Pr. PG 44. 1193–1301.

8b. (fols. 174r–204r)
In orationem dominicam

Pr. PG 44. 1120–1193.

8c. (fols. 204r–210r)
De professione christiana,

pr. W. Jaeger, Leiden 1952 (vol. viii, pt. 1), pp. 129–42.

8d. (fols. 210r–228v)
De perfectione christiana,

pr. W. Jaeger, ibid., pp. 173–214, using this MS., symbol B(a).

8e. (fols. 228v–276v)
Oratio catechetica

Pr. PG 45. 9–105 and S. Srawley in Cambridge Patristic Texts, ii, Cambridge 1903, pp. 1–164.

8f. (fols. 276–300v)
De defunctis in fide

Pr. PG 46. 161–92.

8g. (fols. 300v–314v, 319r)
De infantibus praemature defunctis

Pr. PG 46. 161–192.

9. (fols. 319rv, 315r–318v)
⟨Ioannes⟩ Chrysostomus, Excerpt
Incipit: τί θρηνεῖϲ ὦ ἄνθρωπε
Explicit: οὗ καὶ ἀξιωθείημεν πάντεϲ … ᾧ ἡ δόξα.
10. (fols. 318v, 321rv)
Nicetas Stethatos, Letter (excerpt)
Incipit: ἴϲθι οὖν ὦ πάτερ Φιλόθεε
Explicit: ὑφ’ ἑτέρου λυθῆναι
11. (fols. 321v–322r)
Table of lucky and unlucky days.
12. (fols. 322r–324v, 320rv)
Stephanus Meles
12a. (fols. 322r–324v)
Versus ad S. Theodorum Studitam

Pr. A. P. Dobronklonski, Prepodobnij Feodor ispovjednik i igumen Studijskij, Odessa 1913, app. pp. xv–xxi.

12b. (fols. 324v, 320rv)
ἕτεροι ⟨ϲτίχοι⟩
Incipit: τί τοῦτο πάντωϲ ἔϲχατον τολμηρίαϲ
Explicit: ἄδικον ὁπλίζονταϲ ἁρπάζειν χέρα

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Oriental paper.
Extent: iii + 335 leaves.
Dimensions (leaf): 178 × 122 mm.
Foliation: Foliated (i–ii), (iii, 1–4), 5–324, (325–35).

Collation

(fol. 5) i–vii 10, (fol. 75) viii 10 leaves, (fol. 85) ix–xiii 10, (fol. 135) xiv–xv 12, (fol. 159) xvi–xviii 10, (fol. 189) xix 12, (fol. 201) xx–xxviii 10, (fol. 291) xxxix–xxx 12, (fol. 315) xxxi 10 (disordered). Incomplete at beginning. Fols. i recto–iii recto, fols. 123rv, 124r, 325r–end blank. Some quires numbered on the bottom right hand corner of the last verso.

Layout

Ruling: 26–8 lines. Ruling type Leroy 00C1. 125 × 75 mm.

Hand(s)

Text written by Romanos Lamia, chartophlyax; Vogel–Gardthausen, p. 394, do not list this MS., but the identification is assured by the use of the very rare compendium ↄ for αν.

Decoration

Rubrication: Initials in faded carmine.

Additions:

1 fol. iii verso: index of contents of another MS., 15th cent.

2 fol. 1rv, Gregorius Nyssenus, excerpts from Quid sit ad imaginem dei (cf. PG 44. 1327–46), beg. ἐκ τῶν καθ’ ἡμᾶϲ ἔϲτι γνῶναι, ends τοῦτο ἐϲτὶ τὸ κατ’ εἰκόνα Θεοῦ. 14th cent.

3 fols. 1v–2v, same hand as no. 2, ⟨Ephraem Syrus⟩ , de virtutibus et passionibus, pr. F. Assemani, Rome 1732–46, vol. iii, pp. 425 ff., breaks off at 426F with ἡ κατάκυτοϲ ἀγρία.

4 fol. 3rv, 15th cent. index of contents.

5 fol. 4rv some prayers, 14th cent.

6 fol. 124v, 15th cent. index of contents.—Marginalia by the scribe and two 15th cent. owners, mainly indications of content. Unintelligible cryptography on fols. 58r and 85r by another later owner.

Binding

Binding of brown leather, 18th cent. (?).

History

Origin: c. AD 1310–25 ; Greek, Cyprus (?)

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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