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Lincoln College MS. Gr. 7

Diktyon no.: 48661

Theological Polemics, ca. 1460–1475

Contents

Language(s): Greek

1. (fols. 1r–12v)
Arsenius Autoreianus (PLP 1694), Περὶ τοῦ πότε καὶ διὰ τίνων ἡ τῆς Ῥώμης ἐξέπεσεν ἐκκλησία (On the Time and Reasons the Roman Church Fell Away)

This work has not been edited in print.

2. (fols. 13r–82r)
Gregory Palamas, Λόγος ὑποδεικτικὸς[sic] πρῶτος ὅτι οὐχὶ καὶ ἐκ τοῦ Υἱοῦ ἀλλ᾽ ἐκ μόνου τοῦ Πατρὸς ἐκπορεύεται τὸ Πνεῦμα τὸ ἅγιον

Greek text and English translation by C. Moody in Gregory Palamas, Apodictic Treatises on the Procession of the Holy Spirit (Thessaloniki 2022). Fol. 82v was originally blank.

3. (fols. 83r–102v)
Euthymius Zigabenus, Dogmatic Panoply

Parts of Chapter 2: PG 130, 53D–57D, 64C–68D, 72C–D, 84D–85B, 88D–96B (shortened in the manuscript), 100D–116A.

4. (fols. 103r–116r)
Theodore Lascaris, Λόγος ἀπολογητικὸς πρὸς ἐπίσκοπον Κοτρώνης κατὰ Λατίνων

C. Krikones, Θεοδώρου Β´ Λασκάρεως Περὶ χριστιανικῆς θεολογίας λόγοι: παράρτημα (Thessaloniki 1988) 161–182.

5. (fols. 116r–117v)
(Ps.-)Gregory Thaumaturgus, Λόγος ἐπίτομος περὶ τῆς ἁγίας καὶ ζωαρχικῆς Τριάδος (CPG 1781): K.-H. Uthemann, Byzantion 63 (1993) 311–317. Attributed in manuscript to Gregory of Nyssa.
6. (fols. 117v–137v)
John VIII Chrysostomites, Λόγος διαλεκτικὸς μετά τινος Λατίνου φιλοσόφου ὃν ἐποιήσατο ἐν Ἱεροσολύμοις παρὰ τῶν ἀζύμων:

Dositheus, Τόμος ἀγάπης (Iaşi 1698) 527–538.

7. (fols. 138r–146v)
Περὶ τῶν Φραγγῶν καὶ Λατίνων καὶ ἑτέρων γλωσσῶν παραβάσεις καὶ αἱρέσεις

A reworking of the text printed in J. Hergenroether, Monumenta Graeca ad Photium ejusque historiam pertinentia (Regensburg 1869) 62–71.

8. (fols. 146v–153v)
Nicetas Seïdes, Ὅτι οὐκ ἐδεσιμώτερα καθάπαξ τῶν νέων τὰ παλαιὰ οὐδὲ ἡ παλαιὰ λοιπὸν Ῥώμη τῆς νέας καὶ ὁ θρόνος τοῦ θρόνου

R. Gahbauer, Gegen den Primat des Papstes (Munich 1975) 1–21 (under the siglum Pg).

9. (fols. 153v–154v)
Euthymius Zigabenus, Ὅτι κατὰ τὴν Μεγάλην ε´ καὶ τὸν νομικὸν Πάσχα ἐτέλεσεν ὁ Χριστὸς μετὰ τῶν μαθητῶν αὐτοῦ

An excerpt from Euthymius’s commentary on the Gospels (PG 129, 657B–660A) referring to Mt 26:20.

10. (fols. 155r–186v)
Τοῦ ἐν ἁγίοις πατρὸς ἡμῶν Ἰωάννου πάπα, Φωτίου πατριάρχου Κωνσταντινουπόλεως καὶ Ἰγνατίου πατριάρχου Κωνσταντινουπόλεως Κεφάλαια ἐκτεθέντα παρ᾽ αὐτῶν περὶ τῆς ἐκπορεύσεως τοῦ ἁγίου Πνέυματος

This florilegium has not been edited in print; cf. V. Polidori, Fozio: Mistagogia del Santo Spirito (Rome 2018) lxi. Its text ends with the words καὶ τοῦτο συναιτιατὸν ἀδύνατον αὐτοῦ εἶναι αἴτιον.

11. (fols. 187r–189v)
Περὶ τοῦ πῶς πρέπει νὰ διάγεις ἐὰν θέλῃς νὰ εἶσε πάντοτε γερὸς καὶ νὰ ζήσῃς πολλά

Somewhat similar to J. L. Ideler, Physici et medici Graeci minores II (Berlin 1842) 194–198. The text here ends with the words Τὸν Ἰούλλιον ἄπεχε γυναικός. Ἥξευρε, ἀγαπητέ μοι, ὅτι ἡ ὀλιγοτέρα τροφὴ ἔστι μέγας ἰατρὸς εἰς τὸν ἄνθρωπον.

12. (fols. 189v–191r)
Περὶ τῶν ἑπτὰ πλανίτων

Generally similar to A. Delatte, Catalogus codicum astrologorum Graecorum X (Brussels 1924) 68–69, 136. The text here begins with the words Ὁ ἥλιος κυριεύει τὴν πρώτην ὥραν τῆς Κυριακῆς καὶ ἔσται καλοποιὸς εἰς πᾶν πρᾶγμα and ends Γίνωσκε γοῦν ὅτι ὁ ἀριθμὸς τῶν ἑπτὰ πλανήτων μόνον εἰς τὸ ἓν συνάγεται.

13. (fols. 191r-v)
Περὶ τῶν ιβ´ μηνῶν διαίται

It begins with the words Τὸν Ἰανουάριον πᾶσα ταχεία ἔπερνε μίαν ῥουφιματαίαν ἄκρατον κρασίν and ends Τὸν Δεκέμβριον νὰ φεύγης τὴν φυλλάδα μόνον.

14. (fols. 192r-v)
Περὶ τῶν δώδεκα μηνῶν, ποίαι εἰσὶν ἡμέραι καλαὶ καὶ ὁποίαι εἶναι κακαί, τὰς ὁποίας ἐφανέρωσεν ὁ Θεὸς τοῦ ἱερέως τοῦ Ἔσδρα νὰ φανερώσει τῶν λοιπῶν ἱερέων τῶν υἱῶν Ἰσραήλ

Ἡμέραις καλαῖς καὶ ἐπιτήδιες ἀγοράζειν, πωλεῖν, κτίζειν, φυτεύειν etc. Αὗται δὲ αἱ ἐναντίαι τῶν καλῶν etc.

15. (fols. 193r-v)
Διαφοραὶ εὐχρήστων καὶ ἀχρήστων ἡμερῶν τῆς σελήνης καὶ εὐχαρίστων καὶ ἀχαρίστων

Similar to C. O. Zuretti, Catalogus codicum astrologorum Graecorum XI.2 (Brussels 1934) 154–156. The text here begins with the words Τὴν μὲν πρώτην ἡμέραν καλὴν εἶπεν ὁ Λάπους, ἄλλος δὲ τῶν σοφῶν ταχεία μόνον εἶπεν and ends Τῇ λ´· καλὴ καὶ εὐχάριστος.

16. (fols. 194r–195r212v–213r)
Ὄλης τῆς ἑβδομάδος αἱ ὥραι ποῦ εἶναι καλαὶ καὶ εὔχρησται, ἀρχίζουν ἀπὸ τὴν Κυριακὴν ἡμέραν

Same text as Paris, BnF, Grec 2184, ff. 212v–213r.

17. (fols. 195r–197v)

Ἰστέον δὲ ὅτι ὁ ἐνιαυτὸς διαιρεῖται εἰς καιροὺς τέσσαρας etc. Except for the last two passages (Διαιρεῖται δὲ ὁ χρόνος ὡς ἄνω εἴπωμεν εἰς τέσσαρα etc., Γνωστέον δὲ καὶ τοῦτο ὅτι δώδεκα εἰσὶ ζώδια etc.), the same text is printed from Paris, BnF, Grec 2992, ff. 369r–370r in A. Delatte, Études sur la littérature pythagoricienne (Paris 1915) 185–186.

18. (fols. 197v–198v)
Περὶ φλεβοτομίας,

Σκοπεῖν δεῖ τὸν ἰατρὸν ἐπὶ πάσης φλεβοτομίας σελήνης ληγούσης etc. Up to the word καθαιροῦσιν, the same text is found on f. 422r supra of Oxford, Bodleian Library, Barocci 131. An extra paragraph here reads Ἀλλὰ δεῖ σκοπεῖν τὸν ἰατρὸν καὶ τὰς ἡμέρας τῆς σελήνης etc.

19. (fols. 198v–201r)
Εἴδησις δὲ τῶν ζωδίων περὶ σελήνης

Μὴν Μάρτιος· τῇ α´καὶ τῇ β´ ἰχθὺς etc. The same text is found in Paris, BnF, Grec 2992, ff. 370v–372r.

20. (fols. 201r–202v)
Ἑρμηνεία περὶ φλεβοτομίας τοῦ μαΐστορος Σαρακινοῦ τοῦ ἰατροῦ τοῦ αὐθέντου τῆς Ἰνδίας, ὁποῖος ἐγένετον καὶ ὔστερον χριστιανὸς καὶ ἐκλήθηκε τὸ ὄνομα αὐτοῦ Ἰωάννης. Ἡ ἑρμηνεία ἔσται εἰς ὅλους τοὺς μήνας τοῦ χρόνου,

Εἰς τὴν πρώτην τοῦ μηνός, πᾶσα ἑνὸς μηνός, μηδὲν φλεβοτομήσῃς, διότι θέλει εἴστε τὸ πρόσωπόν σου κύτρινον ὅλον τὸν χρόνον etc. The end is now lost, so that the last surviving entry is for the 25th (sic) day of each month, finishing with the words εἰσιβένει γνῶσις εἰς τὸ κράνιον.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support:

Paper folded in 4° (ff. 1–82) and mostly in 8° (ff. 83–202). Watermarks of five different types: (ff. 1–8) scales similar to Piccard Waage V.244–245 (attested in 1471–1473), chain-distance 35 mm, (ff. 9–12) hand similar to Mareş 1615 (attested in 1513), chain-distance 40 mm, (ff. 12–82) scales similar to Piccard Waage VI.521 (attested in 1476), chain-distance 35 mm, (ff. 83–202) cart generally similar to Piccard on-line 122776 (attested in 1458), chain-distance 39 mm, intermixed occasionally (e.g. ff. 93–94, folded in 4°) with bull’s head similar to Piccard Ochsenkopf XIII.29 (attested in 1459–1461), chain-distance 33 mm.

Extent: i+202+i leaves (mistakenly counted in the past as 198)
Dimensions (leaf): 217 × 145 mm.

Collation

viii (ff. 1–8), 4 × i (ff. 9–12), 8 × viii (ff. 13–76), vi (ff. 77–82), 15 × viii (ff. 83–202). Three separate series of signatures, most of them evidently scribal, occur in the centre of the upper margin of each quire’s first page and (except for ff. 13–82) in the centre of the lower margin of each quire’s last page. These consist of α´ on f. 8v and β´ on f. 9r, then α´ on f. 13r through θ´ on f. 77r, and finally αον on f. 89v through ιε´ on f. 202v.

Layout

(ff. 1-12), 22 lines, ca. 135 × 80 mm.

(ff. 13–82), 20 lines, ca. 143 × 78 mm.

(ff. 13–82), 20 lines 137 × 77 mm.

Ruling unclear.

Hand(s)

Produced by three anonymous scribes A (ff. 13–82), B (ff. 1–8, 83–202), and C (ff. 9–12). There is no evidence of direct collaboration among them.

Decoration

Ornamented headpieces drawn in red ink on ff. 1r, 13r, 83r, and 155r.

Binding

Binding (probably eighteenth-century) of marbled paper over pasteboard. The endpapers and pastedowns contain no watermarks.

History

Origin: ca. 1460–1475

Provenance and Acquisition

There are two notes of ownership: Ἐκ τῶν τοῦ Δενώρι Ἀντωνίου ἱερέως on f. 2r infra and Ἰω(άν)νου ἱερέως Δακύπρ(ου) on f. 13r supra. The Italian surnames De Nori and Da Cipro suggest that the manuscript was once in Cyprus.

An entry in the lower margin of f. 202r records a large delivery of cheese on 5 and 7 June 1523: Εἰς ͵αφκγ´ μινὶ ἰουν(ίῳ) εἰς τὰς ε´ ὑπίγα ἐγὼ ὁ Κοστ(ας) Χαιρετις τοῦ ἀφέντι μοῦ | τοῦ Κατερὶ τιρὴν κομάτια η´, λυτρες ρη´. | Ἀκόμα εἰς τὰς ζ´ τοῦ μινὸς ⟨θυλά⟩κην α´, μιζίθραν λύτρες οβ´, ὅλα τοῦ Νικολ(άου) etc.

A single untrained hand has written four short entries, sketched a bird, and drawn two pieces of ornament on f. 82v. The most significant of the entries reads: Τῶ τιμοωτ(ά)τ(ῳ) καὶ εὐλαβεστάτ(ῳ) καὶ θεοφιλεστάτ(ῳ) ἐν ἱερο(μον)αχ(οῖς) | καὶ πν(ευνατικ)ὶς π(ατρά)σην ἡμῶν κυρίω Ἰωακὴμ ἐξ αιμοῦ | ἱερέ(ως) παπ(ᾶ) Διμιτρίου τοῦ Σηνίδου μετάνοι(αν) αἱδαφιαί(αν) ἀποναίμο | τὶ σὶ μεγήστη ἁγιωσίνι καὶ σὴν πάσις ἐν Χ(ριστ)ὼ ὑμ(ῶν) | ἁδελφότοιτος γεινοσκαι γοῦν π(άτ)ερ ἅγιαι ὅτι. At the bottom of the same page, another hand has written Βασιλευς υπαρχῶν ου(ρα)νοῦ. Ἐτοῦ⟨το⟩ τὸ χαρ|τὴν ενε τοῦ Μιχελι τοῦ μ(ον)αχ(ου). I do not think that this is an actual ownership note.

Bequeathed by Sir George Wheler (1651–1724), who acquired it during his journey to Greece (1675–1676).

Record Sources

Description by Georgi Parpulov (2023).

Bibliography

Last Substantive Revision

2023-09: New description by Georgi Parpulov.