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Florence, Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, Plut. 51. 14

Martianus Capella (VIII book), Excerptum de astrologia, Abbo of Fleury

Pergament — — s. XI

Digital facsimile at teca.bmlonline.it.

Excerptio Abbonis ex Higino de figuratione signorum

Excerptum de astrologia

The first folios have circular rust marks probably from previous bosses. Ruled on dry point, no ruling for marginal glosses for Martianus.

Selected bibliography: Leonardi, p. 38-39. — Lippincott, Kristen. ‘Between Text and Image. Incident and Accident in the History of Astronomical and Astrological Illustration’. In L’art de La Renaissance Entre Science et Magie, edited by Philippe Morel, 3–34. Rome: Somogy, 2006. — Zucker, Arnaud. ‘Exploring the Relevance of the Star-Positions in the Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts of Hyginus’ De Astronomia’. In Certissima Signa. A Venice Conference on Greek and Latin Astronomical Texts, edited by Filippomaria Pontani, 153–212. Venice: Ca’Foscari, 2017.

1v-10v De nuptiis Philologiae et Mercurii. Book VIII. De astronomia. Martianus Capella. MARTIANI MINEI FELICIS CAPELAE INCIPIT DE ASTROLOGIA LIBER VIII de nupciis philologie. Que dum geruntur et deorum sacer senatus … — … qui eas percutiens aut in sublime tollit aut in profundum deprimit aut in latitudinem declinare aut retrogradari facit. FINIT DE ASTROLOGIA deo gratia. Interlinear glosses by the same hand, and marginal by a different one.

11r Accessus to Macrobius . Acrobius ormicretes hoc est somniorum iudex uel interpres … — … qui ut multis placet autor fuit in scribendo hoc libello . humanist hand using blank opening page (?) .

11v-65r Macrobius: Commentarium in Ciceronis somnium Scipionis. INTER PLATONIS ET CICERONIS libros quos de re publica utrumque constituisse constat … — … quo universa philosophię continetur integritas. many interlinear and marginal notes as in Martianus text.

65r-67v Cicero: Somnium Scipionis. TESTUS SONNII. CUM IN AFRICAM UENISSEM A MANLIO CONSULE AD quartam legionm tribunus … — … Ille discessit. ego somno solutes sum.

67v Excerptum de astronomia . DVO SUNT extremi uertices mundi quos appellant polos … — … quę ad ipsum usque decurrit accipiens.

68v-72r Excerptio Abbonis ex higino de figuratione signorum. Denique ut dicit plinius inter omnia sunt LXXII signa… … — … ad octauam partem cancri redit. continues the text from the Excerptum, no mark for starting a different/ new text.

72r-73r Abbo of Fleury: Sententia Abbonis de differentia circuli et sperae. Studiosis astrologię primo sciendum est per geometricam … — … si uero mota est aliquis planetarum est. FIGURA AD SUPERIORA DICTA UTILIS. added a circular figure of the apsides (ala Pliny) – in the edition of Thomson the other Pliny diagram ‘per zodiacum’ used (heart-rate) .

73r-74v Abbo of Fleury: Untitled. Denique luna totius zodiaci signa puncta partes … — … in artem modo esse credimus. Similiter in reliquas. diagram of the lunar phases on f. 73v .

74v De duodecim signis. Regionem duodecim caeli in qua sol cursum suum dirigit … — … quę diabolicus error confirmauit. Sed xps dominus saluator mundi euertit.

76r Adelbodus, Epistola ad Gerbertum (Adalbold, bishop of Utrecht, d. 1026) . Domino Silvestro summo pontifici et philosopho uite felicitatem et felicitates perpetuitatem Macrobius super somnium scipionis ubi loquitur … — … quantum minor a moiore uincatur. print in PL 140, 1103-1110, Bubnov p. 300-9. Here with abridgements (missing opening of the letter and end) .

78r-86v Anonymous, Commentary to the arithmetica of Boethius (?) . Sicut et in aliis in primis uidere debemus quę sit materia huius operis. Materia igitur est numerus per se … — … postquam dixit unitatem esse eiusdem substantie ideo repetit ea que tunc dixit.

87r blank.

87v-127r Boethius: De arithmetica . Domino patricio Symmacho Boetius In dandis accipiendisque muneribus ita recte officia inter eos praecipue … — … huius autem descriptionnis subter exemplar adiecimus. then another line that is not legible online . followed on 127v by the usual closing diagram of geometria, arithemtica, harmonica an consonantiae.