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Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, lat. 12957

Pergament — — Corbie — s. IX1

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Revised Aratus Latinus

30/33 lines per page one column Carolingian minuscule

Herkunft: Saint-Germain-des Pres (shelf mark n. 778 olim 301 on the second flyleaf together with the table of content ‘In isto codice 99 foliorum continentur...’ written in a modern cursive hand); on fol. 2r – another marginal note at the bottom again with the content of the manuscript earlier, perhaps from the time the manuscript entered St-Germain des Pres as it has its shelf mark placed there.

Selected bibliography:

Folio number: 1r-2v Author: Title: Incipit: Explicit: ..ficio et iam pie conuer.. Remarks: Used to be the flyleaf of the volume for some time, belonged to a larger-size volume, currently part from the outer column is cut out. 9th century text Auxiliantur nobis dne sump.. mysteria Beatae agathemartyre tua.. sempiterna protection co... fiament per dominum ALIA Beatae agathe martyris tuę.. dne praecibus confidenntes… quos de..tiam tuam ut pere.. Glosses on Boethius De trinitate -> http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/13316/pg13316.txt Title: Incipit: Incipit Comentum Boetini De Trinitate Ad Quintum Aurelium Memnium Simachum. Quinti dicebantur uel a kalendario quo aut nati fuerant aut memorabile aliquit egerant… Explicit: …id est sufficit bona uoluntas quę propère solet imputari. explicit (the explicit written on next fol. 11r with the next incipit) Remarks: left blank part of fol. 9v last words: Ergo pater numquam non pater et filius numquam non filius (glosses on chapter 5: Omnino enim magna..). On fol. 10r text goes: Necnon cepit umquam pater esse pater nec filius esse filius – perhaps quire ends here division of work; and a different hand wrote the next quire (verify again rather the same one?!) Glosses divided by signs as quotations “ for each lemma, giving synonyms example: iactatione·extensione; some are longer explanatory; some dealing with grammar: raris·datiuus płris est; has Greek example: fol. 7v: “in luca scriptum est ΠΑNIN YMON YPER OYCION·panem noostrum supersubstantialem; but mistakes of the scribe in writing T for Γ; Λ and A look both like lambda -> MeTΛΛOC neque bonus on fol. 7r; glosses on the whole 6 chapters. Glosses on Boethius’ work addressed to John (future Pope John I) Utrum pater et filius et spiritus sanctus de divinitate substantialiter praedicentur Folio number: 11r-12r Author: Title: incipit eiusdem ad secundum iohannem Incipit: Iohannes iste postea papa fuit ut beatus gregorius in dialogorum libris commemorat... Explicit: Unde scriptum est nisi credideritis non intelligetis. explicit Remarks : again some Greek : MIN OYCIAN, ypostassin ; same way of dividing the lemmata and glosses ; Glosses on Boethius’ Quo modo substantiae in eo quod sint bonae sint cum non sint substantialia bona -> http://individual.utoronto.ca/pking/resources/eriugena/de_hebdomadibus.comm.txt Folio number: 12r-15v Author: Eriugena (?) Title: incipit eiusdem ad eundem Incipit: ebdomadibus id est conceptionibus conceptiones animi graeci duobus nominibus appellant ·i· entimema· et ebdomadas entimema autem dicitur quasi in anima time enim graece latine anima dicitur Explicit: iusta per pios actus; aliud sunt propter quam iustum Glosses to Boethius’ Liber contra Eutychen et Nestorium Folio number: 15v-25v Title: Incipit liber contra euthicen et nestorium ad eundem iohhano diacono Incipit: Flauianus episcopus prodidit eutichem hereticum sub... Explicit: commixtione aliqua. Ergo non est anima in deum m__. Remarks: has an explanation wchi precedes the glosses and is visually divided by “EXPLICIT EXPLANATIO INCIPIT COMENTUM ANXIE sollite...” on fol. 16r. The explanation give the context of the letter; who was Nestorius – episcopus constantinopoli; the heresy etc. Ends inmerfectly with glosses to the middle of chapter VI to “commixtione aliqua permutentur”. Priscian, Grammar (?) Folio number: 26r – 56v Title: Incipit: Proprium est uerbi actionem siue passionem siue utrumque cum modis et formi et temporibus sine casu significare; Hoc habent etiam infinita Explicit: facit uel utra cato quam Cicero et enim___ Remarks: written by a different hand (perhaps new quire also); modern hand marginal title ‘Gramaticalia’; 29 lines per page; 33v – marginal graphic as a decoration, border frame beginning to draw? .

Revised Aratus Latinus. The RAL, Aratus ea quae videntur Folio number: 57r-60v Title: no Incipit: ___ ea quae uidentur ostensionem quoque... Explicit: sacrarium necnon sagittarium pisces coetus orion. Remarks: written by a different hand from either of the previous parts; 33 lines; the different parts are following one another without any brake or mark; no marginal annotation, not even for the zodiacal rising (as was the case in Paris 7886, and 7887). 57r-58v – part I Arati ea quae uidentur Inc.: ___ ea quae uidentur ostensionem quoque... Expl.: quorum ab eo dicta sunt. 58v – eratostennis de circaexornationem stellarum æthimologiam de quibus uidentur Inc. Hæc autem sunt ad aquilonem… Expl.: nauis fluuium piscis quinque erratice. 58v – ipparchus de magnitudinne errantium et positione stellarum Inc. : constat autem… Expl.: semispherias quila aries taurus gemini. 58v-59v – part III Alexandrine preface Inc. quibus arati uidentur quaedam sunt… Expl.: quia simili modo in id ipsum suggerunt. 59v-60v – Alia descriptio (no title, continues as if part of the previous on the same line but with an initial S) Inc. Subtus terra firmantur signa sex.. expl. … usque ad genua. 60v –part IIb eratostennes de exornatione et proprietate sermonm ... no separation from previous text. The RAL, Descriptio duorum semispherium Folio number: 60v (with the second semisphere on top of fol. 61r) Title: Descriptio duorum semispheriorum Incipit: Habet autem pondus totum medium terra terrenum… Explicit: ...in medio iacet duobussemispherus. Remarks: followed by two semispheres each with five section and the zodiacal band; the spheres as taken from a globe – the view is from outside, not from Earth. The RAL, Arati genus Folio number: 61r-v Title: Arati genus Incipit: ___ patris quidam est antinodoris filius matris autem... Explicit: …reperimus autem illum et super. Remarks: The text seems to have be added after the image of the semisphere was drawn as the text circles a bit the image. The RAL, De caeli positione Folio number: 61v- 62r Title: de caeli positione Incipit: Cælum curculos quinque distinguitur quorum... Explicit: ...solida anteposita his de formia. Remarks: something erased in the margin next to the title . The RAL, De stellis fixis et stantibus Folio number: 62r-v Title: De stellis fixis et stan__ Incipit: Stellarum aliæ cum cælum feruntur ideo... Explicit: modo cconsentit aut__ est. The RAL, Involutio spherae Folio number: 62v-63r Title: Inuolutio spherę Incipit: Hic est stellarum ordo utrorumque circularum... Explicit: conexio vero piscium communem stellam. Remarks: a mark (decorated arrow) in the margin pointing to the running title; fol. 63r written by a different hand. The RAL, De duodecim signis Folio number: 63r Title: no (continues the previous text) Incipit: Porro XII signorum ordo hic est… Explicit: …iouis mars sol uenus mercurius luna. Remarks: followed on the verso by a illustration of the celestial globe standing on 7 pilars. The RAL, Phaenomena Folio number: 63v- 74v Title: no Incipit: Vertices extremos circa quos sphere cęli uoluitur... Explicit: … adeptos fuisse opinabantur uictoriam. Remarks: titles for the constellations images placed after the images were drawns and the images were drawn after the text was written; images comes after the text corresponding to the image; strange dots on the images of some constellations? For stars?; Change in hands: text on Luna ends on fol. 72v words squeezed and used space below the line to finish the sentence; Next fol. 73r – image of Luna and text on Sol written by a different hand -> perhaps change of quire? Also on 70v-71r end of constellation cycle, begins ‘de planetis’ check MS if the parchment is different and the hand; Initials to introduce the section on different constellations and Planetae, Lacteus, Zodiacus circulus, Luna, Sol, Sidera praesepe...

Text Folio number: 74v Title: no Incipit: ad boreę partes arto euertuntur et anguis/ post has artofilax partier q: corona genuque/ prolapsus lira auis cepheus et cassiapea/ auriga et perseus deltoton et andromedę astrum/ pegasus et delphini telumque aquila angui tenensque/ signifer inde sub est bissex et sidera complent/ hunc ariest aurus gemini cancer leo uirgo/ libra scorpius ar qui tenens capricornus et urnam/ qui tenet et pisces post sunt in partibus austri/ orion proseon lepus ardens syrius argo/ ydrus ciron turribulum quoque piscis et ingens/ hinc sequitur pistrix simul eridanique fluenta/ Versus prisciani·sequentes anonimi/ two blank line/ sed uaga pręterea dicimi lumina septem luna et mercurius uenus ac sol mars quoque fulgens hinc iouis est sidus super hoc saturnia stella celsior his cunctis et tardior omnibus astris. Explicit: Remarks: written visibly by a different but contemporary hand. Boethius, In isagoge Folio number: 75r- Title: Boetii Commenta in Isagogas Incipit: Secundus his areptae ex positionislabor nostre ___ lationis expediet... Explicit: ? Remarks: very tiny script; different rulling, larger margin 34 lines; fol. 80r – ut tota disputatio ad predicamenta __ueniat explicit liber primus incipit secundus but left blank space on the bottom and start only at the verso. Text ? check if it is the same text Folio number: 80v-82v Title: Incipit: Videtur autem neque genus neque species simpliciter di__ querim exposition principia solet cur unum quotque ceteris indisputationis ordin__ preponatur... Explicit: Sed hoc quodnunc suppositum est. Nec album quod iniuui est uniuersalem e_ Remarks: marginal modern note “Hic desunt quatuor aut 5 folia; on fol. 82r in the middle change of hands – one hand wrote for 8 lines and then the previous one continued (both hands are trained hands) Boethius, Libri 2 Commentariorum in Topica Ciceronis Folio number: 83r-95v Title: no Incipit: very hard to read tiny and faint in the MF, see the MS Explicit: ... Non enim laudis modum ille faciet differentiam Illa enim consideranda sunt qua in definition ponuntur. Remarks: the same modern hand from 82v wrote the title in the upper margin and added “initium deest”; the script of Boethius’ text very tiny but using the same ruling as the previous Boethius’ Isagoge Fol. 88v from 2nd to 3rd book: Sed id tertio iam uolumine faciendum quam subsequens secondum liber habet proprium modum Conditor operis em daui explicuit commendarius ii anicii m seuer boetii in topica ciceronis comentarius iii incipit antequam latiorem marcii tullii diuisionem de enumerates superioribus locis adgrediar... End on 95v – partly written by a different hand or later with more abbreviation. The last line (starting from –deranda sunt...) seem to be written by the modern hand that also added the notes before as here at the bottom “Hic desunt (stroked out) liber est imperfectus”. Fol. 89v – blank Commentary on the psalter Folio number: 96r-99r Title: In dei nomine incipit prefatio psaltiri. Incipit: Profetia quid est Aspiratio uidelicet diuina… Explicit: ... Propter humani generis largiendam salute regni sui adoranda misceria pius redemptor insinuate. largientidam. Remarks: written by a diggerent hand; many initials for the beginning of questions and answers; and marks like Greek delta (for introducing the question) and two semicircles connected with a dash H (introducing the answer) Fol. 99v-100r Many pen trials (see Ganz, Corbie, plate 12 for 99v), on 100r better alphabet (see my drawing on the back of Maass edition) 100r – incipit of a letter (according to Ganz, some differences in the transcription): Dilectis in xpo fratribus fratres ex coenobio corbeie in domino salutem notum sit almitati uestre obisse quosdam fratris nomine ansgerus morbe. Fol. 100 – flyleaf or part of the folios of the manuscript?.