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Ambrose, Hexameron(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Ambrosii Hexaëmeron
Codicology:Vellum, 285 x 190 mm(Content authored by Corpus Christi College), (11.2 x 7.2 in.), ff. 170 + 2, 23 lines to a page. Cent. viii (Bradshaw), in a large script, closely resembling the MS. Bibl. Nat. Lat. 3836: see Palaeographical Society 1st series, plates 8, 9.
Collation: 1 flyleaf, i8 (wants 1) ii8-vi8 (1 replaced in cent. ix) vii8-x8 xi4 xii8-xvii8 (+ 6*) xviii8-xxi8 xxii6, 1 flyleaf.
2 fo.: fore praesumit.
Provenance:Is the book from a monastery or church of St Sebastian?
Additions:Lines are ruled with a dry point on the recto: a vertical line down each side.
Additions:An erasure of some length at top of f. 1r. The inscription was in small capitals of cent. xi, and began “LIBER SC ... AM ... S” . It extends across the top of the page and is continued at the side, where are perhaps 2½ words “S ... S / M ... STS / ...” . I fear it is irrecoverable.
Research:The manuscript is the oldest complete copy of the Hexameron of Ambrose. It is thus described by C. Schenkl in the Vienna edition of Ambrose 1896, I xxxiv:
“Cantabrigiensis collegii Corporis Christi 193 (C) litteris Langobardicis scriptus, formae oblongae, foliorum 173 saeculi viii. in quaternione sexto folium primum exsectum atque in eius locum alterum manu saeculi viiii scriptum substitutum est. in singulis paginis uersus uiceni terni leguntur. Correctus est hic liber duabus manibus quarum prior (m 2) eiusdem fere cuius prima aetatis est, altera (m 3) ad saeculum viiii referenda.”
Provenance: A manuscript note in the College Library copy of Nasmith's Catalogue records Dr Traube's opinion that this manuscript is of cent. viii-ix, and was written at Corbie. Professor W. M. Lindsay confirms this and adds that it is written in the Corbie “ab-type” of script.(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Additions:On the margin of f. 148v are about 6 lines of writing running the length of the page: erased and indecipherable by me.
Additions:At top of f. 163r is scribbled (ix-x):
“Conspicitur sus.
Conspicit ursus.”
Additions:There are many scribbles on the final(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) page (f. 170v)(Content authored by Corpus Christi College), some with neumes, e.g.:
iesu saluator seculi.
Sanctus sebas(tianus).
Secundum quod ipse dixit. Ego dormiui et somnum cepi etc.
Additions: On the flyleaf at the end (f. iir)(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) are fragments of pencil sketches (xiii-xiv), a tumbler, a beast's head etc. in very good style.
Foliation: ff. a-b + i + 1-170 + ii + c-d(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Language: Latin.(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Contents
1.
1r-170v
Ambrose, Hexameron(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Title in six lines of large capitals drawn in outline and washed with red, yellow, green:
1r
Rubric:
IN NOMINE DI / PATRISOMNI / PoTENTIS INCiPiunT / LIBRI EXAMERON / ID EST SEX DIERUM / SCI AMBROSI (I erased) EPIS /
1r
Incipit:
Tantum ne opinionis
1r
First two lines in uncials now black, formerly red or silver
1r
Initial formed of three fish
25v
Dies II with title in capitals as before
37v
Dies III
40r
the supplied leaf of cent. ix
48r
Incipit:
Discedente aqua conueniebat
As beginning a new section
73r
Dies IV
92r
Dies V
133r
Dies VI
Ends with colophon in red capitals
170v
Rubric:
EXP. DE. RERU. PRINCiPIIS DIES. UI. B.