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Aratus Latinus in a hotchpotch of texts

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Aratus Latinus

Parchment Lagen: Based on the description made by L. J. Engels "composite (17 codicilli), gatherings (mostly quaternions) often incomplete and showing various prickings and quire signatures (regularly pared off)". These 17 codicilli should include: ff. 1-21, ff. 22-35, ff. 36-57, ff. 58-65, ff. 66-73, ff. 79-92, ff. 93-98, ff. 99-106, ff. 107-22, ff. 123-37, ff. 138-56, ff. 157-64, ff. 165-72, ff. 179-86, ff. 187-200, ff. 201-23. ff. 224-31. Two columns with 70-72 lines. Written from many hands. In the gathering of Aratus Latinus at least three hands changing on fols. 103vb, 104ra and 104va. Praegothica

Herkunft: Accoring to Horst Schlechte (1934) and Karl Manitius (1955) the manuscript was written at St. Eucharius-Matthias in Trier about the middle or even at the end of the 12th c. — Van de Vyver recognised the hand of Nicholas of Cues on the margins (see bibliography). Hence the manuscript was probably at the St. Nikolaus-Hospital (Cusanusstift) in the 15th c. Between 1657 and 1778 it was in the possession of the Bollandists in Antwerp. Afterwards it was transfered in the Bibliothèque de Bourgogne. In the years 1794-1815 was at the Bibliothèque National in Paris before it was returned to Belgium.

Selected bibliography: Grocock, C. W. and E. Siberry ed. The Historia Vie Hierosolimitane of Gilo of Paris. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1997, p. xl. — Sedulius Scottus, Sedulii Scotti Carmina, ed. Jean Meyers. (Corpus Christianorum, Continuatio Mediaeualis, 117.) Turnhout: Brepols, 1991. — Vansteenberghe, Edmond. Le cardinal Nicolas de Cues: (1401 - 1464); l’action - la pensée. Geneve: Slatkine reprints, 1974, p. 22. — Paniagua, D. "El Glossarium Bruxellense (Bruxelles, Bibl. Roy. 10615-10729, ff. 95v-96r). Edición y comentario glosográfico," Voces 17 (2006): 41-108. — Calcoen, R. Inventaire des manuscrits scientifiques de la Bibliothèque Royale Albert Ier, t. III, Bruxelles: Centre National d'histoire des sciences, 1975, p. 37. — Davis, R. H., L. J. Engels et al."The Carmen de Hestingae Proleio: a discussion," in R. Allen Brown ed. Proceedings of the Battle Conference on Anglo-Norman Studies II, Suffolk: Boydell Press, 1980, pp. 1-20. — Manitius, M. "Zur poetischen Literatur aus bruxell. 10615-729," Neues Archiv 39 (1914): 155-75. — Manitius, K. "Eine Gruppe von Handschriften des 12. Jahrhunderts aus dem Trierer Kloster St. Eucharius-matthias," Forschungen und Fortschritte 29 (1955): 317-19. — de Rijk, L. M. "On the Curriculum of the Arts f the Trivium at St. gall from c. 850-c. 1000," Vivarium 1 (1963): 35-86. — Schlechte, H. Erzbischof Bruno von Trier. Ein Beitrag zur Geschichte der geistigen Strömungen im Investiturstreit. Leipzig: Vogel, 1934 (esp. pp. 71-78). — Olsen, M. L'étude des auteurs classiques latins aux xie et xiie siècles, IV. 2, p. 366. gives this manuscript as an example that not every composite manuscript was assembled becaue there its texts are related. According to Olsen it coms from Trèves s.xii2: a large volume of 231 ff. divided in 21 elements, 27,5 x 19 cm two colums 70 lines, "on s'est proposé apparemment de créer un vaste corpus de tout les textes qu'on pu trouver dans les bibliothèques de la région — Van de Vyver, E. 'Marginalia van Nicolaus van Cusa in Bata-codex 271 en andere codices van de Koninklijke Bibliotheek te Brussel', Tijdschrift voor Philosophie, 18 (1956), p. 439-456.

Booklet 1 - items 10615-10627 (ff. 1-21)

1ra-13ra Collection of sermons and excerpts from patristic texts.

13ra-21rb Thiofridus Epternacensis: (Liber florum epitaphiorum sanctorum) Flores epitaphii sanctorum. Olivae uberi pulchrae.

21v blank.

Booklet 2 (ff. 22-35)

25ra-35ra Salvianus Massiliensis: De gubernatione dei. Omnes admodum homines.

35rb blank.

Booklet 3 items 10629-10660 (ff. 36-57)

36ra-55va Excerpts from the Agrimensores. Jordanus Blume et al., Die Schriften der römischen Feldmesser, 2 Bde. (Berlin 1848-52).

blank.

Booklet 4, items 10661- (ff. 58-65)

58ra Notker Labeo. Letter of Notker about his works. Valde laetatus sum … — … (erit uobis dominus meus episcopus in eternum ualeat). Ed. P. Piper Die Schriften Notkers … I, 1882, S. 859-861.

58ra-60rb Notker Labeo (?): De arte rhetorica. (Olim disparuit cuius faciens depingenda est et que nostram memoriam eam qualis erat) … — … (et ingrediens ad eam materia atque de ea egrediens oratio). Ed. P. Piper Die Schriften Notkers I, 1882, S. 643-684. Die kleineren SchriftenNotker LabeoJames C. KingEdward H. SehrtTaylor StarckPetrus W. TaxNeue Ausg.Tübingen Niemeyer 1996 Ed. P. Piper, Zu Notkers Rhetorik, in: Zeitschr. für deutsche Phil. 22, 1890, S. 278-286.

60rb-62vb Incipit quomodo septem circumstantie rerum in legendo ordinande sint. (Sciendum quod .v. principales sunt orationes ut boetius in commentariis periermeniarum docet) … — … (filius uel nepos apparet ex hac diffinitione omnia patronomica ad aliquid). Ed. P. Piper Die Schriften Notkers I, 1882, S. XIII- King and Tax, 48-104.

62vb Notker Labeo: De natura. Natura generale nomen est … — … quod uero immensum est bonitate pater est uirtute conditor. Ed. P. Piper Die Schriften Notkers I, 1882, S. XLIX-L.

62vb Quomodo quid sit … — … (non illa in aliis et de aliis). Identified by A. Kaffarnik (Querela magistri Treverensis, p. 328) as Dicta V (Quomodo quidquid sit) and VI (Quid sit substantia) from Dicta Candidi de imagine Dei of Candidus from Fulda. These are followed by three lines of unidentified addition: Omnis res significat substantiam aut acidens … si dico albus aut niger qualitatem significo. These lines are transcribed by Piper. Ed. P. Piper Die Schriften Notkers I, 1882, S. L-LI. On Candidus and the Dictasee . J. Marenbon, From the Circle of Alcuin to the School of Auxerre: Logic, Theology and Philosophy in the Early Middle Ages (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006), 43. B. (Barthélemy) Hauréau, Histoire de la philosophie scolastique, (Paris, Durand et Pedone-Lauriel, 1872), 135-6. C. E. Ineichen-Eder, Theologisches und philosophisches Lehrmaterial aus dem Alkuinkreise, in: Deutsches Archiv für Erforschung des Mittelalters 34 (1978): 192-201.

Notker Labeo: De dialectica. Dialectica est bene disputandi. Ed. P. Piper Die Schriften Notkers I, 8. LVI-LXXV.

Aristoteles: Dissertatio nominum inter categorias. Octo partes orationis.

66ra-68ra Seneca: Senecae patris excerpta e controversiis. Nihil tibi opus est potestas … — … non adicit: ne amplius quam semel. Explicit liber VII. Incipit VIII. orbata post laqueum …

Malesticus: De actionibus iudiciariis. Quidam naufragio fracto.

Versus Virginis Vestalis. Virgo.

De popilio Ciceronis interfectore. De moribus sic actio.

Isidore: De natura angelorum. Natura angelorum immutabilis.

Contra Berengarium de corpore Domini. Salomo uel inuenisti comede.

Booklet 5 (ff. 66-74)

Satirical verse against the Pope. Annulus et baculus duo sunt.

Satirical dialogue against the Pope. Certamen regis cum papa.

Verse about religion. Hactenus ex vetito peccata.

Satirical verse against the Pope and the Roman court. Gens romanorum subdola.

71va-b Appendix Vergiliana: Ciris (vv. 448-541). …iam tandem casus hominum … — … secat ethera pennis. http://www.forumromanum.org/literature/ciris.html.

71vb Appendix Vergiliana: Priapea. De hieme. Vere rosa autumno pomis … — … vos feret ipsa. http://www.forumromanum.org/literature/priapea.html.

71vb-72vb Appendix Vergiliana: Catalepton. De qua sepe tibi … — … littoris ara uocat. http://www.forumromanum.org/literature/catalepton.html.

72vb Verse. Vates sira scosio … — … carmine Calliope.

72vb Appendix Vergiliana: Quid hoc novi est. Quid hoc noui est … — … molle ruperit latus. http://www.hs-augsburg.de/~harsch/Chronologia/Lsante01/Vergilius/ver_appq.html.

72vb-73va Appendix Vergiliana: Elegiae in Maecenatem. Defleram iuvenis … — … collocet ipsa sinu. https://www.hs-augsburg.de/~harsch/Chronologia/Lsante01/Vergilius/ver_apem.html.

73va-b Annius Florus: Vergilius orator an poeta. Panii flori virgilius orator an poeta incipit. Capienti mihi in templo … — … iam exempli ro…

On grammar. Possesiva diversis habent.

Paulinus Aquileiensis. … et urbe facultas.

Sidonius Apollinaris: Epistula Book V, 5. S. Siagrio suo salutem (cum sis consulis pronepos). http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=urn:cts:latinLit:stoa0261.stoa0002.perseus-lat1.

Booklet 6 (ff. 79-92)

Wandalbert von Prüm: Martyrologium. (79ra-b) Praefatio: Veteri et perantiquo praecepto … — . (79rb-83va) Invocatio: Incipit feliciter invocatio. (Celsi cuncta paraus) … — (PL 0579D). Text: (Dies 1. Primum nunc Iani vocitatum nomine mensem) … — .

83va-84vb Wandalbert von Prüm: De nominibus duodecim mensium. De mensium XII nominibus, signis culturis aerisque qualitatibus. Prolog: Si quis culturis, aerisque. Nominibus mensium que sit rationis origo … — .

84vb-85ra Wandalbert von Prüm: Horologium. Incipit horologium metro editum per XII mensium punctos. (84vb-85ra) Opening: Quos cursu solis iungant sua temporeCursi cuncti parens editos. (85ra) Text: Linea quae iani prima est paritSi quis culturis aerisque.

85ra-85vb Wandalbert von Prüm: De creatione mundi per ordinem dierum VI descriptio brevis. De uno trino dei. Simplex purus et unus eterni pater atque. Marginal later hand: Metrum feretrtacium trimetrum. PL 121, 635A-640C.

85vb-87rb Haito: Visio Wettini. Prefationem in visionem wettini. In prouincia alamannorum et sueborum in monasterio … — MGH, Poeta 2, 267.

87rb-90vb Walafrid Strabo: Visio Wettini. explicit visio wettini versibus conposita exametribis a strabo wahlafrido deo gratias amen.

90vb-91rb Fulgentius: Homelia de natalicis domini. Omelia fulgentii episcopi de natale domini. Cupientes aliquid de huius diei … — … Refurgens de sepulchro… PL 65, 0726A-729B.

91va-b Poem: De sancto Dyonisio (CCH. I.2 (1889), 395, Nr. 5). Speciales francorum protectores sunt dyonisius martyr … — … Oculo ad oculum vivit.

92r-v blank.

Booklet 7 (ff. 93-98)

93ra-96rb Polemius Silvius: Laterculus.

96v-98v blank.

Booklet 8 (ff. 99-106)

Aratus Latinus. (99ra) Prefacio arati. AL, VI Prefacio Arati: Preclara ostensio sacri uoluminis … — … sapientia hic intellegis.
(99ra) AL, VII.1 Involutio sphaerae: Involucio spere. Hic est stellarum ordo utrorumque circulorum … — … figuram indicunt circulorum. with section titles in the margin or in line for each zodiacal sign. (99rb) AL, VII, 2: Involvcio spere. Septem circuli eratici … — … et mundus imperitus. (99rb-104r) AL, VIII Aratus cum scholiis: A ioue incipimus quem numquam uiri relinquimus … — … continentem in celo signum. With rubrics for sections devoted to some of the constellations (Helice arctvrvs maior, De dracone, De eo qui in geniculo est etc.) with the exception for sections from Leo to Cassiopeia. Left blank spaces in the middle of the lines on a few occasions. Like Paris, BnF MS lat. 7887 has the text corresponding to vv. 909-1002 after the section corresponding to vv. 1068-1074, here written by a different hand.
(104rb-104va) AL, I Arati ea quae videntur: Arati ea qve videntvr. [O] stensionem quoque de quibus uidentur oportet fieri … — … quorum ab eo dicta sunt. Some corrections in the names of constellations, as well as insertion in the margin in f. 104rb of a missed out phrase simulque piscis cauda cancri pes scorpioni pars. (104va) Al, II Eratosthenis de circa exornatione: Eratostenes de circa exornatione stellarum ethumologia de quibus uidentur haec autem sunt ad aquilonem septentrio maior … — … pisces cetus incolo in manu utraque semisphera aquilo aries thaurus gemini. (104va) AL, III Preface: quibus arathi uidentur quaedam sunt secundum celi stellatum … — … simili modo id ipsa suggerunt. (104vb) AL, IV Descriptio duorum semispheriorum: Descriptio dvorum semispherivm. Habet autem pondere totum medio terre … — … iacet duobus semisperus. (104vb-105ra) AL, V Arati genus: Arati genvs. Aratus genus patris quidem est athinodori … — … autem illum et illum et [!] super. Rest of f. 105r blank. (105v-106v) blank.

Booklet 9 (ff. 107-122)

107r-122r Manilius: Astronomica. Arati philosophi astronomiorum liber primus incipit prelibatia. Carmine diuinas artes … — … totius et accenso mundus flagraret olimpo. With initials standing out in front of the lines; with marginal explanatory annotations and marginal headings to particular sections.

122v blank.

Booklet 10 (ff. 123-137)

Booklet 11 (ff. 138-156)

Booklet 12 (ff. 157-164)

Booklet 13 (ff. 165-172)

165r-172v Gilo of Paris: Historia vie hierosolimitane. Grocock, C. W. and E. Siberry ed. The Historia Vie Hierosolimitane of Gilo of Paris. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1997, p. xl.

173r-174v Querela magistri Paulini. Dräger, P. "Klage des Magister Paulinus (Querela magistri Paulini)," 65-148 Kaffarnik, Annastina. Querela magistri Treverensis. neuedition, Übersetzung und Kommentar. Bern: Peter Lang, 2011.

Booklet 14 (ff. 179-186)

Booklet 15 (ff. 187-200)

187-191 Ecbasis captivi. Thomas, Heinz. "Die Ecbasis Cuiusdam Captivi, eine Trierer Dichtung aus der Zeit Heinrichs IV." in Deutsches Archiv für Erforschung des Mittelalters 20 (1964): 130-154.

Booklet 16 (ff. 201-223)

Booklet 17 (ff. 224-231)

224r-227v Novus Avianus. Bisanti, Armando. Le favole di Aviano e la loro fortuna nel Medioevo. Sismel, 2010.

227v-230v Carmen de Hastingae Proelio.