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MS. Barocci 12

Summary Catalogue no.: 12

Theological Miscellany A 12th–13th cent.; B 13th–14th cent.

Physical Description

Composite: fols. 1-161 || fols. 162-172
Form: codex
Extent: i + 173 leaves.
Foliation: Foliated (i), 1–172, (173).

Binding

Blind-stamped brown leather, in late Byzantine style, 15th–16th cent. except for the spine (repaired recently).

MS. Barocci 12 - Part 1

Contents

Language(s): Greek

1. (fols. 1r–124r)
Isaac Syrus, Sermones ascetici,

xliii, pr. N. Theotokos, Leipzig 1770 (inaccessible)

2. (fols. 124r–135v)
Erotapokriseis
Rubric: λόγοι ψυχωφελεῖϲ τῶν ὁϲίων πατέρων ἡμῶν
Incipit: ἐρώτηϲιϲ· ἔϲτιν ὅτε δοκῶ βλέπειν
Explicit: ἐν τῷ ὀνόματι αὐτοῦ παντὸϲ κακοῦ ἀμήν

The answers are attributed to Ioannes, Barsanuphius, and Arsenius.

3. (fols. 135v–146v)
Basilius Magnus
3a. (fols. 135v–143r)
Ascetic writings (excerpts)
Incipit: ἠκούϲατε, ἀδελφοί μου εὐλογημένοι τοῦ Κυρίου λέγοντοϲ
Explicit: δι’ ἧϲ τυχεῖν πάντεϲ ἀξιωθείημεν τῆϲ αὐτοῦ βαϲιλείαϲ ἐν Χριϲτῷ Ἰηϲοῦ τῷ Κυρίῳ ἡμῶν ᾧ ἡ δόξα κτλ.
3b. (fols. 143r–146v)
epitimia,

a longer version of those pr. J.B. Pitra, Analecta Sacra, vol. v, p. 110

Incipit: ὁ παραλείπων τοῦ κανῶνοϲ
Explicit: καὶ τῆϲ ἀγάπηϲ διὰ τοῦ φόβου αὐτοῦ
4. (fols. 146v–148r)
Dodecahoron
Rubric: δωδεκάορον ϲυνοπτικόν
5. (fols. 148r–153r)
Geronticon (excerpts)
Rubric: ἐκ τοῦ γεροντικοῦ
Incipit: ἠρωτήθη γέρων τί ἐϲτὶν τὸ ἀδιαλείπτωϲ εὔχεϲθαι
Explicit: ἀναϲτὰϲ προϲεύξεται

On fol. 151v a tiny excerpt from Chrysostom on the Psalms has been inserted, and on fol. 152r a similar piece from Theodorus Studites.

6. (fols. 153r–156r)
⟨Ioannes⟩ Carpathius, Excerpts
Incipit: πολλοῦ ἀγῶνοϲ καὶ κόπου χρεία ἐν ταῖϲ προϲευχαῖϲ
Explicit: πεϲεῖται πτῶμα ἐξαίϲιον
7. (fols. 156v–161v)
Isaac Syrus, Excerpts
Incipit: ἀγάπηϲον τὰ πενιχρὰ ἱμάτια

Breaks off incomplete ταραχῶν τὴν προϲευχήν

Items 1–6 recur in MS. Cromwell 1.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Dimensions (leaf): 150 × 110 mm.
Dimensions (ruled): 115 × 80 mm.

Collation

A: (fol. 1) i–iv 8, (fol. 33) v 9, (fol. 42) vi–xx 8. Quires numbered on top or bottom right corner of first recto, and top left corner of last verso (but some numbers at least appear to be later additions).

Layout

Ruling: 26–7 lines, ruling type Leroy 00C1.

Hand(s)

Two scribes, A fols. 1r–157r, B fols. 157r–161v.

Decoration

Headpieces and initials of simple penwork ornament.

Ornamental headpieces, strips and decorated initials.(Hutter iii. 105)

History

Origin: 13th century, third quarter (?)

MS. Barocci 12 - Part 2

Contents

Language(s): Greek

(fols. 162r–172v)
Johannes Climacus , Scala paradisi,

gradus v (De penitentia), pr. PG 88. 764B–781A.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Dimensions (leaf): 150 × 110 mm.
Dimensions (ruled): 120 × 85 mm.

Collation

(fol. 162) i 6 leaves, (fol. 168) ii 5 leaves.

Layout

Ruling: 19 lines.

Hand(s)

One scribe (scholarly hand).

Decoration

Headpieces and initials of simple penwork ornament.

Ornamental strips. (Hutter iii. 105)

History

Origin: 14th century, first half

Additional Information

Record Sources

Description by Nigel Wilson, c. 1970, information regarding date and decoration revised with reference to Hutter. 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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