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Amalarius of Metz, Liber officialis(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Amalarius
Codicology:Vellum, 283 x 195 mm(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) (11.1 x 8 in.), ff. 97 + 1, 26, 30, 31 lines to a page. Cent. x (952), in two main hands at least.
Collation: i12 (two cancels) ii8 iii12 (two cancels) iv10 v12 (two cancels) vi10-viii10 ix12 (two cancels) x10 (wants 10): 1 flyleaf.
2 fo.: quid sit or usque dum.
Provenance:Written at Landevennech in Brittany and afterwards in the library of Christ Church, Canterbury (no. 74 (not 73) in Eastry's Catalogue, Ancient Libraries, p. 24).
Foliation: ff. a-b + i-ii + 1-99 + c-d(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Language: Latin with some Greek and occasional Breton glosses.(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Contents
1.
1r-99r
Amalarius of Metz, Liber officialis(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Collectio Amalarii viri doctissimi de ordine Romanae ecclesiae qui vocatur liber officialis (Content authored by Nasmith)
1r
Title in capitals
1r
Rubric:
Collectio amalarii uiri doctissimi de ordine Romane aeclesiae. qui vocatur liber officialis
(P. L. CV)
1r
A small letter “a” (xiv ?) at upper R. corner
1r
Capitula of two books
2v
Rubric:
Expliciunt capitula libri .ii
2v
Rubric:
Incipit collectio ... officialis
At top of f. 3r (xiv)
3r
Amalarius de ordine ecc ...
3r
(corner of leaf torn off)
The preliminary letter to Louis the Pious is absent
3r
Incipit:
Postquam scripsi libellum qui a mea paruitate uocatur de eclesiastico officio
(Praefatio altera, belonging to the revised form of the work, P. L. CV 987)
3r
The hand is a rough and unskilled Carolingian minuscule
There are fairly numerous interlinear glosses, among which Mr Bradshaw (Collected Papers, p. 472) detected several in Breton. These were printed by Dr Whitley Stokes in Revue Celtique, 1879-80, p. 338
Initials are rough, filled with patches of dull red and yellow
The first obvious change of hand is on f. 13v
A third hand, much larger and rounder, appears on ff. 37r-38v, thus
37r
Liber I, Capitulum xxxviii. De observatione dierum etc.
ends
37r
Explicit:
et sunt omnes dies tamquam dominica
Then a heading not in the capitula
37r
Rubric:
Paulisper de ministratoribus persecutionis Christi quid actum sit uideamus
37r
Incipit:
Primus herodes sub quo passi sunt infantes
On the deaths of the Herods and Pilate and destruction of Jerusalem, mostly from Josephus
38v
Explicit:
et qui in sollempnitate pasche dominum crucifixerunt in eadem sollempnitate ab hostibus perirent
38v
Rubric:
Hieronimus in libro ebraicorum nominum
38v
Incipit:
Iscarioth memoriale domini
38v
Explicit:
et de uico eiusdem tribus ischarioth dominum uendidit
39r
Liber II, i, de xii lectionibus
39r
The second hand resumes, and, I think, continues to the end
At R. upper corner of 39r is “xb” (? for “Christe benedic” )
A curiously indented piece has been cut out of the bottom of 39r-39v
f. 47r-47v is mutilated
In the margins, throughout, a large “L” is frequently written
Cap. lxi or lxii De sexta feria ends
97r
Explicit:
quia in ea peracta est
(Liber IV capitulum xvi in P. L. CV)
97r
ΦΙΝΙΘ DΗΩ ΓΡΛΘΙΛΣ ΛΜΗΝ
On f. 97v is the inscription given by Nasmith (corrected by me)
97v
Anno a natiuitate dni nri ihu xpi dcccclii decima indictione
epactis x(x)ii concurrens iiiitus cum bisexto; ciclo lunari xixo luna xiiiia
pasche ID. aprilis. dies pasche. xiiiio kl. MAI; luna ipsius diei xviiiia;
iussit amadeus diaconus atque habitu monachus hunc
libellum scribere pro sua anima ad utilitatem fratrum: et quicunque
legerit uel scrutatus fuerit aut scripserit eum precor
ut dicat, anima eius requiescat in pace; Sed et quicunque eum
rapuerit uel per uim siue per latrocinium abstulerit a fra
tribus sancti uuingualoei in cuius honore est scriptus ana
thema sit amaranatha in aduentu dni, omnibus fratribus haec atestantibus(Content authored by Nasmith)
97v
The date is dccccLii but the L is nearly gone
After this is a single leaf (f. 99r)(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) in double columns of 35 lines written apparently on one side only. The script is of much the same character as that of the volume, but smaller
At top in a large hand xii-xiii is
99r
Rubric:
Amalarius de ordine ecclesiastici officii
which seems characteristic of Christ Church, Canterbury
The text begins
99r
Incipit:
In caena domini reseruetur de ipso corpore domini unde in crastinum
and ends (De sabbato sancto)
99r
Explicit:
Statim sequitur antiphona ad magnificat et oratio n. Et finita sunt ipsa die
A facsimile of f. 49r and of the colophon is given in the New Palaeographical Society's publication for 1907 (pl. 109)