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MS. Barocci 137

Summary Catalogue no.: 137

Plutarch

Contents

Language(s): Greek

1. (fols. 1r–269r)
Plutarch, vitae
1a. (fols. 1r–12v)
Theseus
1b. (fols. 12v–17v, 21r–23v, 18r–20v, 24r–28v)
Romulus
Language(s): Greek
1c. (fols. 28v–41v)
Solon
1d. (fols. 41v–52r)
Poplicola
1e. (fols. 52r–64v)
Themistocles
1f. (fols. 64v–81r)
Camillus

On fol. 77v the scribe originally omitted 34. 3 κυκλωϲάμενοϲ – 34. 5 τοὺϲ πολεμίουϲ, and later added it in the margins of fols. 77v–78r

1g. (fols. 81r–95r)
Aristeides
1h. (fols. 95r–109v)
Cato
1i. (fols. 109v–119v)
Cimon
1j. (fols. 119v–143v)
Lucullus
1k. (fols. 143v–159r)
Pericles
1l. (fols. 159r–172r)
Fabius Maximus

Fols. 167 and 170 are bound upside-down and reversed

1m. (fols. 172v–186v)
Nicias
1n. (fols. (186v–205)
Crassus
1o. (fols. 205v–214v, 218rv, 216r–217v, 215rv, 219r–220r)
C. Marcius
1p. (fols. 220r–222v, 225rv, 224rv, 223rv, 226r–227v, 229rv, 228rv, 230r–234v, 236rv, 235rv, 237r–238r)
Alcibiades
1q. (fols. 238r–249r)
Demosthenes
1r. (fols. 249r–269r)
Cicero

—Fol. 269v blank.

2. (fols. 270r–317v)
Arrian, Alexandri Anabasis,

as far as 4. 27. 3 κατὰ ϲφᾶϲ, pr. A.G. Roos, Teubner 1907, vol. i. The original hand stops (fol. 295r) at 2. 10. 1 γνώμῃ δεδουλωμένοϲ. At fol. 310r the scribe omitted 3. 16. 3 καὶ τὴν πόλιν – 4. 2. 1 ὡϲ πρὸϲ τοὺϲ. Fols. 314v and 315r are blank, but there is no lacuna. From fol. 316v (4. 13) the text is abridged.

Language(s): Greek

—Fols. 318r–323v blank.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Oriental paper (except fols. 296–323, 15th cent., watermarked with design not in the repertoria).
Extent: i + 323 leaves.
Dimensions (leaf): 235 × 165 mm.
Dimensions (ruled): 175 × 110 mm.
Foliation: Foliated (i), 1–295, (296–323).

Collation

(fol. 1) i–iii 8, (fol. 25) iv 5 leaves, (fol. 30) v 8, (fol. 38) vi 7 leaves, (fol. 45) vii–xxviii 8, (fol. 221) xxix 7 leaves, (fol. 228) xxx 9 leaves, (fol. 237) xxxi–xxxiv 8, (fol. 269) xxxv 1, (fol. 270) xxxvi–xxxviii 8, (fol. 294) xxxix 2, (fol. 296) xl 8, (fol. 304) lxi 14. Quires numbered on the bottom right centre margin of the first recto.

Layout

29 ruled lines. Ruling type Leroy 32C1.

Hand(s)

One scribe.

Decoration

Rubrication: titles, headings and initials in vermilion and carmine.

Additions: Interlinear glosses of Renaissance date on fols. 1–6 and occasionally elsewhere.

Binding

Binding of blind-stamped brown leather over wood, late Byzantine style, 15th–16th cent.; five metal ornaments on each panel, remains of clasps. A piece of paper on the spine has the no. ‘137’ twice and ‘Plutarchi Vitae / Arriani de exped. Alex.’.

History

Origin: 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).

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