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MS. Barocci 56

Summary Catalogue no.: 56

A, B early 14th cent.

Physical Description

Composite: fols. 1-131 || fols. 132-175
Extent: i + 176 leaves.
Dimensions (leaf): 205 × 150 mm.
Foliation: Foliated (i) 1–175 (176); fols. i and 176 blank.

Hand(s)

Pace A. Turyn, The Byzantine Manuscript Tradition of the Tragedies of Euripides, Urbana 1957, p. 209 n. 200, there is no trace of Andrea Dono’s hand in this MS.; but a few titles were added by Patrick Younge.

Binding

Blind-stamped brown leather over wood, with hunting-scene designs; late Byzantine style, 15th or 16th cent.; clasps now missing. Strips of paper from a 15th cent. Greek MS. and another MS. were used to strengthen the binding.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Fol. 87v: ἡ βίβλοϲ ἥδε ἐϲτὶν ἐμοῦ Δημητρίου τοῦ Τριβώλη Πελοποννηϲίου ἐκ Ϲπάρτηϲ.

MS. Barocci 56 - Part 1

Contents

1. (fols. 1r–17v)
⟨Synesius⟩ , epistulae,

nos. 96 (beg. at φιλοϲοφίαϲ ἀπόβαϲιν p. 696a7) – 115, 117, 116, 118–131, 132, 133–143,pr. R. Hercher, Epistolographi Graeci, Paris 1873, pp. 696–728.

Language(s): Greek
2. (fols. 17v–18r)
Lysis, epistula ad Hipparchum,

pr. ibid., pp. 601–3.

Language(s): Greek
3. (fols. 18r–26v)
Synesius
3a. (fols. 18r–21r)
epistulae,

nos. 144–9, pr. ibid., pp. 728–34.

Language(s): Greek
3b. (fols. 21r–23r)
κατάϲταϲιϲ ῥηθεῖϲα ἐπὶ τῇ μεγίϲτῃ τῶν βαρβάρων ἐφόδῳ,

pr. N. Terzaghi, Synesii Cyrenensis opuscula, Rome 1944, pp. 285–293.

Language(s): Greek
3c. (fols. 23r–25r)
epistulae,

nos. 150–6, with subscription τέλοϲ τῶν τοῦ Ϲυνεϲίου ἐπιϲτολῶν, pr. R. Hercher, op. cit., pp. 734–8.

Language(s): Greek
3d. (fol. 25rv)
κατάϲταϲιϲ,

pr. N. Terzaghi, op. cit., pp. 283–5.

Language(s): Greek
3e. (fols. 25v–26r)
ὁμιλία αʹ,

pr. ibid., pp. 279–80.

Language(s): Greek
3f. (fol. 26rv)
ὁμιλία βʹ,

pr. ibid., pp. 281–2.

Language(s): Greek
4. (fols. 26v–27r)
‡Pythagoras, carmina aurea,

pr. D.C.C. Young, Theognis, Teubner 1961, pp. 86–94.

Language(s): Greek
5. (fol. 27v)
‡Libanius, διηγήματα,

pr. R. Foerster, Libanii opera, vol. viii, Teubner 1915, pp. 33–4.

Language(s): Greek
6. (fol. 27v)
Apollonius Tyaneus; Musonius, Letters,

pr. R. Hercher, op. cit., as letters 20, 106, 100–3, 15, 18 of Apollonius.

Language(s): Greek
7. (fols. 27v–28r)
Isidorus ep. Pelusiota, epistulae,

nos. 5. 32, 2. 42 (includes Libanius epistula no. 1553),pr. PG 78. 1348, 484.

Language(s): Greek
8. (fol. 28rv)
Gregorius Nazianzenus, epistulae,

nos. 114, 46, pr. PG 37. 209–12, 96. The scribe headed the first letter Βαϲίλειοϲ ὁ μέγαϲ, then added the correct heading in the margin.

Language(s): Greek
9. (fols. 28v–29v)
Basilius Magnus; Antipatros, Letters,

pr. as letters of Basil nos. 16, 334, 333, 186, 187, 330, 332, 111, 110, pr. Y. Courtonne, Paris 1957–66 (3 vols., Les Belles Lettres), see also PG 32.

Language(s): Greek
10. (fols. 29v–33r)
Basilius Magnus; Libanius, Letters,

pr. R. Foerster, Libanii opera, vol. xi, Teubner 1922, pp. 572 ff., as letters 7 (1586), 1 (1580), 15–22 (1594–1601), 2 (1581) §§ 1–4, 3–6 (1582–5), 8–9 (1587–8), 13–14 (1592–3), 10–12 (1589–91).

Language(s): Greek
11. (fols. 33r–34v)
Iulianus Imperator, epistulae,

nos. 190, 191, 36, 187, 188, pr. J. Bidez–F. Cumont, Iuliani imperatoris epistulae et leges, Paris–Oxford 1922, using this MS., symbol J.

Language(s): Greek
12. (fol. 34v)
⟨Libanius⟩
12a. (fol. 34v)
ethopoeia,

no. 18, pr. R. Foerster, op. cit., vol. viii, pp. 414–16.

Language(s): Greek
12b. (fol. 34v)
epistulae,

nos. 1347, 717 (the former headed with Libanius’ name),pr. ibid., vol. xi, pp. 397–8, x, p. 646.

Language(s): Greek
13. (fols. 35r–83v)
Synesius
Language(s): Greek
13a. (fols. 35r–47r)
de regno,

pr. N. Terzaghi, op. cit., pp. 5–62.

Language(s): Greek
13b. (fols. 47r–56v)
calvitii encomium,

pr. ibid., pp. 190–222.

Language(s): Greek
13c. (fols. 56v–67r)
Dion,

pr. ibid., pp. 233–78.

Language(s): Greek
13d. (fols. 67r–81r)
Aegyptii sive de providentia,

pr. ibid., pp. 63–131; book II begins on fol. 77r, a leaf lost after fol. 80 contained p. 125 l. 15 ἀλλὰ παρὰ to p. 130 l. 2 τὰ γιγνόμενα.

Language(s): Greek
13e. (fols. 81r–83v)
ad Paeonium de dono,

pr. ibid., pp. 132–142.

Language(s): Greek
14. (fols. 84r–87v)
unidentified, narrative about Deucalion and Pyrrha
Incipit: ⟨ἐ⟩πανεληλύθωϲ δὴ πρὸϲ ἑαυτόν
Explicit: τὴν ἀπόκρημνον πέτραν τῷ λύθρῳ χραίνει
Language(s): Greek
15. (fol. 88rv)
⟨Ps.-Phocylides⟩ , sententiae,

cc. 3–30, 32–36, 38–69a, 70–86, 88–110, 112–115, 118, pr. D.C.C. Young, Theognis, Teubner 1961, pp. 95–105.

Language(s): Greek
16. (fol. 89rv)
⟨Gregorius Nazianzenus⟩ , epistula,

no. 58, pr. PG 37. 113–17.

Language(s): Greek
17. (fols. 89v–90v)
Basilius Magnus, epistula,

no. 71, pr. Y. Courtonne, op. cit., vol. i, pp. 166–8.

Language(s): Greek
18. (fols. 90v–94v)
Gregorius Nazianzenus, epistulae,

nos. 10, 24, 38, 70, 71, 224, 190, 192, 233, 146, 30, 16, 193 (title Βιταλιανῷ), 75, 141 (breaking off at πῶϲ γὰρ οὔ 240B7), pr. PG 37.

Language(s): Greek
19. (fol. 95r)
Anthologia Palatina,

16. 160, 162, 161, 163, 165, 168, 169 ll. 1–2, 164, 159, 170, 174, 167, 181, 182. MS. title: Ἀγαθίου εἰϲ ἄγαλμα Ἀφροδίτηϲ ἐν Κνίδῳ, subscription Ἀγαθίαο ϲοφιϲτοῦ ταῦτ’ ἐπιγράμματ’ ἄριϲτα.

Language(s): Greek
20. (fols. 95v–99r)
Synesius, hymni,

1, 2, 10, pr. N. Terzaghi, Synesii Cyrenensis hymni, Rome 1939, pp. 7–34, 64, using this MS., symbol O. Text here written in five columns. Subscription after hymn 2 (fol. 99r) γεωργίοιο ἀλιτροῖο ὕμνοι ἔνεϲτιν (sic) οὗτοι.

Language(s): Greek
21. (fols. 99r–104v)
Libanius, epistulae,

nos. 815, 807, 806, 792, 748, 679, 688, 1009, 42, 460, 758, 49, 391, 369, 316, 22, 25, 26, 32, 35, 140, 719, 44, 69, 565, pr. R. Foerster, op. cit., vols. x–xi.

Language(s): Greek
22. (fols. 104v–107r)
Gregorius Nazianzenus, poemata
Language(s): Greek
22a. (fols. 104v–106r)

2. 15, pr. PG 37. 766–778.

Language(s): Greek
22b. (fol. 106r)
Anthologia Palatina

8. 92–100, with divisions between poems inadequately marked.

Language(s): Greek
22c. (fol. 106rv)

2. 27,pr. PG 37. 854–6.

Language(s): Greek
22d. (fols. 106v–107r)

2. 26, pr. PG 37. 851–4, with extra heading at l. 18 ἑτέρα εἰϲ τὸν αὐτόν.

Language(s): Greek
23. (fol. 107r)
Pseudo-Aelius Aristides, ἔκφραϲιϲ εἰϲ νέον,

= part of oration 30 K (10 D), pr. B. Keil, Aristidis Smyrnaei quae supersunt omnia, vol. ii, Berlin 1898, pp. 207, 8–209, 12.

Language(s): Greek
24. (fols. 107v–131v)
Libanius
Language(s): Greek
24a. (fols. 107v–108v)
περὶ ἀπληϲτίαϲ,

= oratio vi, pr. R. Foerster, op. cit., vol. i, pp. 354–60.

Language(s): Greek
24b. (fols. 108v–110r)
ψόγοϲ ὀργῆϲ,

pr. ibid., vol. viii, pp. 315–24.

Language(s): Greek
24c. (fol. 110rv)
βοὸϲ ἐγκώμιον,

pr. ibid., vol. viii, pp. 267 ff.; breaks off at 272 l. 15 πολεμοῦϲι χρηϲτά.

Language(s): Greek
24d. (fol. 111r)
descriptio ii,

end,pr. ibid., vol. viii, pp. 465–8, from τὴν δεξιὰν ἐκτετακὼϲ p. 466 l. 5 to the end.

Language(s): Greek
24e. (fol. 111rv)
ὅτι τὸ πλουτεῖν ἀδίκωϲ τοῦ πένεϲθαι ἀθλιώτερον,

= oration vii, pr. ibid., vol. i, pp. 373–6.

Language(s): Greek
24f. (fols. 111v–112v)
περὶ πενίαϲ (φίλων MS.) = oratio viii, pr. ibid., vol. i, pp. 385–90.
Language(s): Greek
24g. (fols. 112v–131v)
epistulae,

nos. 1236, 1238 (owing to loss of fol(s). after 112 breaks off at γένοιτο, vol. xi, p. 319 l. 4), 331 (beginning at τοὺϲ παῖδαϲ, vol. x, p. 311, l. 9), 333, 352, 197, 314, 1058, 872, 693, 696, 699, 700, 1041, 711, 746, 754, 780, 797, 509, 511, 515, 923, 1039, 969, 838, 844, 847, 851 (owing to loss of fol(s). after 118 breaks off at ἀλλ’ ἅπερ ἂν, vol. xi, p. 10, l. 15), 109 (beginning at τὸν παρόντα, vol. x, p. 108, l. 14), 114, 119, 121, 122, 123, 125, 127, 136, 137, 143, 131, 150, 163, 167, 173, 175, 182, 184, 192, 195, 210, 221, 224, 226, 237, 238, 239, 242, 245, 247, 248, 253, 255 (owing to loss of fol(s). after 126 breaks off at παντὸϲ ἐλθεῖν, vol. x, p. 243, l. 13), 282 (beginning at ϲυγγενῆ p. 268 l. 2), 298, 299, 301, 332, 345, 348, 72, 1330, 1155, 1257, 1340, 1288, 323, 947, 956, 957, 410, 1231, 1233, 1228, 1202, 1171, 1151, 1134 (owing to loss of fol(s). after 131 breaks off at δάκρυϲι, vol. xi, p. 235 l. 7).

Language(s): Greek

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Western paper with occasional unidentifiable watermarks.
Dimensions (ruled): 165 × 110 mm.

Collation

(fol. 1) i–iii 8, (fol. 25) iv 6, (fol. 31) v 4, (fol. 35) vi 8, (fol. 43) vii 6, (fol. 49) viii–xi 8, (fol. 81) xii 6 (1 missing), (fol. 86) xiii 10 (10 missing), (fol. 95) xiv 8, (fol. 103) remainder uncertain, but one or more leaves are missing after fols. 110, 112, 118, 126, 131.

Layout

Ruling: 28 lines.

Hand(s)

Probably two scholarly hands: A fols. 1r–83v, 95r–131v; B fols. 84r–94v, very similar.

Decoration

Rubrication: red ink for titles and headpiece on fol. 35r, much faded owing to damage by moisture.

History

Origin: 14th century, early

MS. Barocci 56 - Part 2

Contents

Lucianus
1. (fols. 132r–136v)
calumniae non temere credendum
Language(s): Greek
2. (fols. 136v–141v)
cataplus
Language(s): Greek
3. (fols. 142r–147v)
symposium
Language(s): Greek
4. (fols. 147v–151v)
Icaromenippus,

with lacuna between fols. 147–8 containing τί ταῦτα πρὸϲ Χαρίτων, Jacobitz vol. iii, p. 38 § I, as far as ποικίληϲ τινὸϲ p. 46 § 11, and another between fols. 151–2 containing μετιέναι περιττὸν εἶναί μοι, p. 62 § 31 to the end of the work.

Language(s): Greek
5. (fols. 152r–154v)
rhetorum praeceptor,

beg. after lacuna with ζηλοῦν ἀξιῶν, p. 178 § 10 Jacobitz.

Language(s): Greek
6. (fols. 154v–155v)
Prometheus es in verbis
Language(s): Greek
7. (fols.155v–162r)
navis
Language(s): Greek
8. (fols. 162r–163v)
amores,

in a much abbreviated version.

Language(s): Greek
9. (fols. 164r–171r)
Jupiter tragoedus
Language(s): Greek
10. (fols. 171r–172v)
Jupiter refutatus,

breaking off at Ἀλκιβιάδηϲ p. 467 § 16 Jacobitz.

Language(s): Greek
11. (fols. 173r–175r)
bis accusatus,

beg. after lacuna καὶ τῶν μύρων p. 86 § 23 Jacobitz; after αὐτὴν μοιχείαϲ p. 91 § 31 the text deviates into what appears to be a series of badly jumbled excerpts, beg. μάλιϲθ’ ὅταν τὰ ϲεμνότατα, ends χαίρουϲιν ἀποϲκώπτουϲι καὶ λοιδορούμενοι.

Language(s): Greek

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Oriental paper.
Dimensions (ruled): 150 × 100 mm.

Collation

(fol. 131) i–ii 8, (fol. 148) iii 8 (1, 2, 7, 8 missing), (fol. 152) iv–v 8, (fol. 168) uncertain but a lacuna after fol. 172 is likely. Quires numbered on bottom right corner of first recto.

Layout

Ruling: 27 lines.

Hand(s)

Probably two scholarly hands: A fols. 132r–171r, 172v–175r; B fols. 171r–172r.

Decoration

Rubrication: red ink (faded) for titles and initials. Scholia by A and another contemporary hand, not all corresponding to those in H. Rabe’s edition.

History

Origin: 14th century, early

Additional Information

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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