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MS. Barocci 133

Summary Catalogue no.: 133

A–H, mainly 13th and 14th cent.

Physical Description

Composite: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H
Extent: iii + 231 leaves.
Dimensions (leaf): 260 × 180 mm.
Foliation: Foliated (i–iii), 1–288, (229–31).

Binding

Binding of blind-stamped brown leather, 17th or 18th cent.

MS. Barocci 133 - Part A (fols. 1 and 228)

Contents

(fols. 1rv, 228rv)
Heirmologion

Fragments, with the texts of heirmoi 286 and 287, as pr. S. Eustratiades, Heirmologion, Chennevières-sur-Marne 1932.

Language(s): Greek

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Parchment.

Layout

Ruling: 30 lines. 195 × 145 mm.

Hand(s)

Ordinary archaising hand

Decoration

Rubrication: initials in carmine.

History

Origin: 11th or 12th cent.

MS. Barocci 133 - Part B (fols. 2-9)

Contents

Language(s): Greek

1. (fols. 2r–7v)
⟨Ioannes Doxapatres⟩ , commentary on the περὶ ϲτάϲεων,

abrigement; the full version was pr. H. Rabe, Prolegomenon Sylloge, Teubner 1931, no. 20, pp. 304 ff., see p. lxxxvi for this MS.

2. (fols. 7v–8r)
⟨Nicephorus Blemmydes⟩
Rubric: ἐκ τοῦ τυπικοῦ αὐτοῦ περὶ πίϲτεωϲ

pr. PG 142. 585 ff., breaks off at 592B ὑπάρξαϲ ἄνθρωποϲ.

3. (fols. 8r–9v)
Plutarchus, vitae parallelae (excerpts)
Incipit: ἀπὸ τοῦ περὶ Φωκίονοϲ λόγου, breaks off Καῖϲαρ ἐξεβόηϲεν.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Oriental paper.

Collation

One quire of eight leaves.

Layout

Ruling: 31 lines. 220 × 140 mm.

Hand(s)

Two variable scholarly hands

Decoration

Rubrication: initials in carmine.

History

Origin: late 13th cent.

MS. Barocci 133 - Part C (fols. 10-20)

Contents

Language(s): Greek

1. (fols. 10r–20v)
⟨Aristoteles⟩ , rhetoricae,

1398a33 ἀλλ’ ἐκ τῆϲ ἐπαγωγῆϲ – 1416a17 καὶ αὐτίκα. See R. Kassell, Der Text der aristotelischen Rhetorik (Berlin, 1971), 10, 35-6.

2. (fol. 2ov)
notes
Incipit: ἡ Ῥώμη ἐκτίϲθη,
Explicit: χαλκοπώγων.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Oriental paper.

Collation

Collation uncertain.

Layout

Ruling: c.36 lines. 220 × 140 mm.

Hand(s)

Two scholarly hands, one for each item.

History

Origin: 13th cent.

MS. Barocci 133 - Part D (fols. 21-24)

Contents

(fols. 21r–24v)
Nicephorus Blemmydes, περὶ ψυχῆϲ (incomplete? – the edition of N. Chatzes, Leipzig 1784, is inaccessible).
Language(s): Greek

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Oriental paper.

Layout

Ruling: 40 lines. 210 × 140 mm.

Hand(s)

Probably one very variable scholarly hand

History

Origin: 13th cent.

MS. Barocci 133 - Part E (fol. 25)

Contents

(fol. 25rv)
Note on methods of calculating Easter dates
Incipit: ὅταν μὲν γὰρ κατὰ λῆψιν.
Language(s): Greek

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Western paper, unwatermarked.

Layout

Ruling: 34 lines. 220 × 150 mm.

Hand(s)

Crude hand

History

Origin: 14th cent. (?)

MS. Barocci 133 - Part F (fols. 26-112)

Contents

Language(s): Greek

(fols. 26r–111v, 112v)
Nicephorus Blemmydes
Fa. (fols. 26r–63v)
epitome logica,

pr. PG 142. 685–1004. On fols. 35v–36v the scribe mistakenly inserted after 764A13 a repetition of 736A3 τὴν γνῶϲιν – 744C8 ἐγράφη και (ἐγραφήτε [sic] this MS.). Fols. 51–58 are disordered and numbered 51, 57, 52, 53, 56, 54, 55, 58, which shows the correct sequence.

Fb. (fols. 63v–96v, 112v, 97r–111v)
epitome physica,

pr. PG 142. 1021–1217D4 αἰϲθητὰ, 1228B8 παράγειν – 1320. The lacuna, of two leaves, occurs after fol. 96v. Perhaps fol. 112r was originally left blank owing to the quality of the paper.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Oriental paper.

Collation

Collation uncertain. Quires numbered on top or bottom centre margins of first recto.

Layout

Ruling: 31–9 lines. 210 × 150 mm.

Hand(s)

Two hands of the scholarly type. Occasional marginalia by later owners.

Additions: Additions in contemporary hands: 1 fol. 104r some lines from Euripides Hecuba, in a space originally intended for a diagram. 2 fol. 111v a note on the number and names of the Muses, from this MS. J.A. Cramer, Anecdota Oxoniensia iv, Oxford 1837, pp. 424–5. 3 fol. 112r illegible grammatical note. 4 fol. 112r a note on the life of St Paul, on which see BZ vi (1897), p. 537. 5 fol. 112r obituary notice of 16th April 1293, the name of the deceased illegible.

History

Origin: late 13th cent. but presumably earlier than 1293

MS. Barocci 133 - Part G (fols. 113-157)

Contents

(fols. 113r–157v)
Petrus Damascenus, sympoticon,

pr. in Φιλοκαλία, Venice 1782, pp. 554 ff. (inaccessible): this MS. is incomplete at the end.

Language(s): Greek

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Western paper, watermarked, cf. Mošin–Trajlić no. 1324 = AD 1320–30.
Foliation: Foliated 113–140, 142–5, 147–57.

Collation

(fol. 113) i–v 8, (fol. 155) vi 3 leaves.

Layout

Ruling: 37–40 lines. Ruling type Leroy 00C1. 205 × 140 mm.

Hand(s)

Ordinary archaising hand

Decoration

Rubrication: simple penwork ornament; initials of faded red.

History

Origin: 14th cent.

MS. Barocci 133 - Part H (fols. 158-227)

Contents

Language(s): Greek

1. (fols. 158r–161v)
Gregorius Nazianzenus, carmina varia,

pr. PG 37. The items are nos. 1. 2. 33, 2. 1. 78, 2. 1. 40, 2. 1. 33, a prayer φεῦ καὶ κρίϲιν δέδοικα καὶ ποθῶ λύϲιν, 1. 2. 22; then three unpublished (?) items, μηδὲν περιϲϲὸν ἀλλὰ πᾶν ῥίψαϲ βάροϲ [TLG suggests it is pr. PG 37. 1283 = Greg. Naz. carmina de se ipso ]; πρόφρον τρηχείην ἴθι τρίβον, εἰ δ’ ἐπιβαίνειϲ [cf. PG 37. 583, but with significant textual discrepancy: Migne prints πρόφρων μὲν τρηχεῖαν ἴθι τρίβον. εἰ δ’ ἐπιβαίηϲ]; ϲώματι δαμναμένῳ ϲυνδάμναται οἴϲτροϲ ἀναιδήϲ [cf. PG 37. 601]; then Anthologia Palatina 8. 2–11b.

2. (fol. 161v)
Iulianus Imperator (?), epigrammata,

so the MS., but the first is by Basilius, pr. J.F. Boissonade, Anecdota Graeca, vol. ii, p. 475, and the second is illegible.

3. (fols. 161v–162r)
ποῖα καὶ πόϲα εἰϲὶ τὰ τοῦ Ἐλιϲϲαιὲ καὶ Ἠλίου τὰ ἐν ἁγίῳ πνεύματι ἐνεργήματα
Incipit: τὰ μὲν Ἠλία ἑπτά,
Explicit: ἀπὸ Ἀζαὴλ καὶ τὰ περὶ τούτου.
4. (fols. 162r–173v)
⟨† Maximus Confessor⟩ (MS. title Ioannes Carpathius)
4a. (fols. 162r–166v)
anthologia gnomica,

pr. PG 90. 1401–17.

4b. (fols. 166v–173v) (τοῦ αὐτοῦ MS. title)
gnosticae sententiae,

pr. PG 127. 1148–76.

5. (fol. 174r)
⟨Diadochus ep. Photicensis ⟩ , capita gnostica,

pr. E. des Places, Paris 1955; the MS. has the preliminary definitions only.

6. (fols. 174r–175v)
Marcus Monachus, colluctatio malorum cum virtutibus,

pr. in Νέα Ϲιών xiv (1914), pp. 120–4 (inaccessible).

7. (fols. 175v–176r)
Constantinus Siculus, versus alphabetici,

pr. P. Matranga, Anecdota graeca, Rome 1850, pp. 689–52.

8. (fols. 176r–177r)
Leo Imperator, versus alphabetici,

pr. PG 107. 309 and Christ–Paranikas, Anthologia graeca carminum christianorum, Leipzig 1871, p. 48.

9. (fol. 177rv)
Symeon Magister, versus alphabetici,

pr. PG 114. 132–3.

10. (fols. 177v–178v)
Gregorius Nazianzenus, carmen,

1. 2. 31, pr. PG 37. 910–15.

11. (fols. 179r–181v)
Anthology from various patristic writings
Rubric: κατὰ πόϲουϲ τρόπουϲ καὶ διαφορὰϲ δέχεται τὴν θέαν τῆϲ δύϲεωϲ τῶν ἀϲωμάτων ἡ ἀνθρωπίνη φύϲιϲ
Incipit: πάϲηϲ φύϲεωϲ ἀϲυνθέτου,
Explicit: εἰϲ μείωϲιν ἄγουϲιν

Authorities named are Isaac, Macarius, Basilius, Gregorius Nazianzenus, Theodoretus, Cyrillus, Ioannes Damascenus.

12. (fols. 182r–205v)
Testaments of the 12 Patriarchs,

pr. R.H. Charles, Oxford 1908, using this MS., symbol a; see also pp. ix–x.

13. (fols. 206r–210v)
Commentary on the minor prophets
Incipit: Ὡϲηὲ ὁ τοῦ Βεήρ,
Explicit: τὸν θυμόν μου ἐν γῇ Βορρᾶ

cf. BHG 3 1587.

14. (fols. 211r–212r)
Ioannes Chrysostomus, ἠθικὸν ἀπὸ τῆϲ πρὸϲ Ἐφεϲίουϲ ἐπιϲτολῆϲ
Incipit: εἰ τοίνυν βουλόμεθα τοῦ Πνεύματοϲ ἀπολαύειν,
Explicit: τοῦ ϲώματοϲ ἀποτημθέντοϲ,

pr. PG 62. 85 ll. 20–88; cf. 64. 1346.

15. (fol. 212v)
brief quotations from Maximus Confessor and Eulogius Alexandrinus. (the latter identified by J. Darrouzès as pr. Beverigius, Synodicon II (Oxford, 1672), p. Cc3 (after p. 185) = Rhalli-Potli IV, p. 198)
16. (fols. 212v–213v)
Athanasius patr. Alexandrinus, Encyclical, dated AD 1276
Incipit: καιρὸϲ τῷ παντὶ πράγματι
Explicit: υἱῷ τῷ μονογένει τε καὶ παντοκράτορι κτλ.
17. (fols. 214r–219r)
chapters on logic
Incipit: πέντε εἰϲὶν ἤδη ϲυλλογιϲμῶν
Explicit: ταῦτα μὲν περὶ τῶν τριῶν ϲχημάτων
18. (fols. 219r–220r)
Libanius, vita Demosthenis,

pr. R. Foerster, vol. viii, Leipzig 1915, pp. 600–7; this MS. is listed as no. 323, see p. 580.

19. (fols. 220r–221v)
scholia on ⟨Demosthenes, oratio Olynthiaca prima ,

basically the same as the R-scholiapr. by W. Dindorf, Oxford 1851, pp. 29–44.

20. (fol. 222rv)
Ps.-Aristotle, letters

2, 1, 3, 4pr. R. Hercher, Epistolographi graeci, Paris 1873, pp. 172–4.

21. (fols. 222v–226r)
Ps.-Phalaris, letters,

nos. 4, 34, 10, 23, 26, 92, one beg. ἀναγκαίαϲ ἕνεκα πραγματείαϲ, 38, 77, 1–3, 6, 8, 9, 13, 14, 41, 27, 42, 18, 19, 21, 28, 35, 49, 50, 71, 69, 57, 56, 110; pr. R. Hercher, ibid., pp. 409 ff.

22. (fols. 226r–227v)
Pseudo-Brutus, letters,

pr. L. Torraca, Naples 1959, using this MS., symbol Θ, see pp. xl–xli.

23. (fol. 227v)
calculations of the date of Easter
Incipit: μετὰ τὴν εὕρεϲιν τοῦ Χριϲτιανῶν Πάϲχα

The date AD 1268 is mentioned.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Oriental paper.
Dimensions (ruled): 210 × 140 mm.

Collation

Collation uncertain.

Layout

Ruling: 34–9 lines, 2 columns on fols. 158r–62v, 177v, 3 on 176v–7r.

Hand(s)

Text written by two untidy scholarly hands. A: fols. 158–78, 182–205, 222–227. B: fols. 179–81, 206–21. There may be a third hand on fol. 222r.

History

Origin: 13th or 14th cent.

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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