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MS. Barocci 126

Summary Catalogue no.: 126

Gregorius Nazianzenus 13th–14th cent.


(fols. iii recto–216v)
Gregorius Nazianzenus
Language(s): Greek
1a. (fol. iii recto)
In Machabaeorum laudem (orat. 15),

pr. PG 35. 933A-end

Language(s): Greek
1b. (fols. iii verso–2v)
apologeticus ad patrem,

= oratio 9, pr. PG 35. 820–5.

Language(s): Greek
1c. (fols. 2v–4r)
in seipsum, ad patrem et Basilium Magnum post reditum e fuga,

= oratio 10, pr. PG 35. 828–32.

Language(s): Greek
1d. (fols. 4r–33r)
apologeticus de fuga,

= oratio 2, pr. PG 35. 408–513.

Language(s): Greek
1e. (fols. 33r–35r)
ad eos qui ipsum acciverant nec occurrerant,

= oratio 3, pr. PG 35. 517–25.

Language(s): Greek
1f. (fols. 35r–43v)
funebris in laudem Caesarii fratris,

= oratio 7, pr. PG 35. 756–88, also F. Boulenger, Grégoire de Nazianze, Discours funèbres en l’honneur de son frère Césaire et de Basile de Césarée, Paris 1908, pp. 2–56; = BHG 3 286.

Language(s): Greek
1g. (fols. 43v–50r)
funebris in laudem sororis suae Gorgoniae,

= oratio 8, pr. PG 35. 789–817; BHG 3 704.

Language(s): Greek
1h. (fols. 50v–64v)
funebris in patrem,

= oratio 18,pr. PG 35. 985–1044; BHG 3 714.

Language(s): Greek
1i. (fols. 64v–90r)
adversus Iulianum imperatorem prior invectiva,

= oratio 4, pr. PG 35. 532–664.

Language(s): Greek
1j. (fols. 90r–101r)
adversus Iulianum secunda invectiva,

= oratio 5,pr. PG 35. 664–720.

Language(s): Greek
1k. (fols. 101v–107v)
in laudem Heronis philosophi,

= oratio 25, pr. PG 35. 1197–1225.

Language(s): Greek
1l. (fols. 107v–110r)
adversus Eunomianos,

= oratio 27, pr. PG 36. 12–25, also A.J. Mason, The Five Theological Orations of Gregory of Nazianzus, Cambridge 1899, pp. 1–20.

Language(s): Greek
1m. (fols. 110r–120r)
theologica secunda,

= oratio 28, pr. PG 36. 25–72, A.J. Mason, op. cit., pp. 21–72.

Language(s): Greek
1n. (fols. 120r–126v)
theologica tertia,

= oratio 29, pr. PG 36. 73–104, A.J. Mason, op. cit., pp. 73–107.

Language(s): Greek
1o. (fols. 126v–133r)
theologica quarta,

= oratio 30,pr. PG 36. 104–33, A.J. Mason, op. cit., pp. 108–44.

Language(s): Greek
1p. (fols. 133r–141v)
theologica quinta,

= oratio 31, pr. PG 36. 133–72, A.J. Mason, op. cit., pp. 145–90.

Language(s): Greek
1q. (fols. 142r–146r)
adversus Arianos et de seipso,

= oratio 33, pr. PG 36. 213–37.

Language(s): Greek
1r. (fols. 146v–149r)
de dogmate et constitutione episcoporum,

= oratio 20, pr. PG 35. 1065–80.

Language(s): Greek
1s. (fols. 149v–153v)
secunda de pace,

= oratio 22, pr. PG 35. 1132–52 (but the MS. title here is εἰρηνικὸϲ πρῶτοϲ).

Language(s): Greek
1t. (fols. 153v–161v)
de moderatione in disputationibus,

= oratio 32, pr. PG 36. 173–212.

Language(s): Greek
1u. (fols. 161v–167r)
in seipsum cum rure rediisset,

= oratio 26, pr. PG 35. 1228–52.

Language(s): Greek
1v. (fols. 167r–170v)
de seipso et ad eos qui ipsum cathedram Cpolitanam affectare dicebant,

= oratio 36, pr. PG 36. 265–80.

Language(s): Greek
1w. (fols. 170v–172r)
ad patrem,

= oratio 12, pr. PG 35. 844–9.

Language(s): Greek
1x. (fols. 172r–178r)
in illud ‘cum consummasset Iesus hos sermones’,

= oratio 37, pr. PG 36. 281–308.

Language(s): Greek
1y. (fols. 178r–179r)
poema 1. 2. 3,

pr. PG 37. 632–40, W. Christ–M. Paranikas, Anthologia graeca carminum christianorum, Leipzig 1871, pp. 29–32; in this MS. it is written out as if it were prose.

Language(s): Greek
1z. (fol. 179r)
poema 1. 1.32,

as pr. PG 37. 511–14 (the version in W. Christ–M. Paranikas, op. cit., is shorter); in this MS. it follows the previous item without heading or other indication; again written out as prose.

Language(s): Greek
1aa. (fols. 179r–180r)
habita in consecratione Eulalii Doarensium episcopi,

= oratio 13, pr. PG 35. 852–6.

Language(s): Greek
1bb. (fols. 180r–181v)
epistola ad Euagrium,

= no. 243, also ascribed to ⟨Gregorius Nyssenus⟩ , ep. 26, pr. PG 46. 1101–8, cp. 37. 385.

Language(s): Greek
1cc. (fols. 181v–182v)
significatio in Ezechielam,

pr. PG 36. 665–9.

Language(s): Greek
1dd. (fols. 182v–185r)
epistula 101,

pr. PG 37. 176–93.

Language(s): Greek
1ee. (fols. 185v–187r)
epistula 102,

pr. PG 37. 193–201.

Language(s): Greek
1ff. (fols. 187r–188r)
epistula 202,

pr. PG 37. 329–37.

Language(s): Greek
1gg. (fols. 188r–191v)
in Aegyptiorum adventum,

= oratio 34, pr. PG 36. 241–56.

Language(s): Greek
1hh. (fols. 191v–195r)
ad cives Nazianzenos,

= oratio 17, pr. PG 35. 964–81.

Language(s): Greek
1ii. (fols. 195r–202v)
prima de pace,

= oratio 6, pr. PG 35. 721–52.

Language(s): Greek
1jj. (fols. 202v–206v)
tertia de pace,

= oratio 23, pr. PG 35. 1152–68 (but the MS. title has εἰρηνικὸϲ δεύτεροϲ).

Language(s): Greek
1kk. (fols. 206v–215r)
metaphrasis in Ecclesiastem

by ⟨Gregorius Thaumaturgus⟩ , pr. PG 10. 988–1017.

Language(s): Greek
1ll. (fol. 216rv)
poema 1. 2. 33,

lines 1–44, pr. PG 37. 928–31. Fol. 216v is not fully occupied by text; the space covered by the text has been damaged by reagent.

Language(s): Greek

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper, possibly Western, very coarse.
Extent: iii + 218 leaves.
Dimensions (leaf): 245 × 155 mm.
Dimensions (ruled): 145 × 100 mm.
Foliation: Foliated (i–ii), iii, 1–182, 183ab, 184–216, (217–18).


(fol. iii) i 10, (fol. 10) ii–ix 8, (fol. 74) x 6, (fol. 80) xi–xviii 8, (fol. 144) xix 12, (fol. 156) xx–xxiv 8, (fol. 195) remainder uncertain. Quires occasionally marked on top margin of first recto, e.g. λʹ on fol. 34r, μʹ on fol. 112r, which suggests that 25 quires are missing from the beginning.


Ruling: 30–39 lines.


One scribe, who apparently signed in a monocondylion on fol. 216v: θωμᾶϲ . The items of text were serially numbered by the scribe, and some of the numbers were altered by him, e.g. κʹ was originally λϛʹ.


Rubrication: headings and initials consisting of simple penwork ornament in carmine; other similar decoration on fols. iii recto and 215v.

Additions: Various additions: 1 (fol. iii recto) some Latin (?), illegible. 2 a 14th cent. (?) hand has marked the length of single items, e.g. φυλλ βʹ. 3 a 15th cent. hand rectified some omissions of text on fols. 110v, 112v. 4 notes by later owners have been erased on fols. 101v, 142v. 5 pen-trials, etc., on fol. 216v.


Binding modern.


Origin: 13th - 14th century

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).