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Isidore of Seville, Etymologiae, Synonyma. Bestiary(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Isidori Etymologiae et Synonyma. Bestiarius etc.
Codicology:Vellum, 374 x 244 mm(Content authored by Corpus Christi College), (14.6 x 10 in.), ff. 20 + 181, mostly double columns of 42 lines. Cent. xii and xiv, in a very fine hand.
Multivolume:
Volume I: Cent. xiv, 3 columns to a page.
Volume II: Cent. xii, double columns.
Collation: a12 b10 (wants 9, 10) | I8-XIX8 XX10 (wants 10) | XXI8 XXII8 XXIII? (four).
2 fo.:
in tab. 4. 8o. sacra.
in lib. n. principatui.
Research:This is No. 147 in Mommsen's list of MSS. of the Chron. Isid. Iunioris (MGH. Chron. min. II 416).
Foliation: ff. a-b + i-xx + 1-181 + c-d(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Language: Latin.(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Contents
Volume I
1.
ir-xxv
Isidore of Seville, Etymologiae (index) (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Tabula super Isidori etymologias
ir
Incipit:
Primus liber Ysidori habet capitula 28
Ends f. xxv
xxv
Rubric:
Explicit Tabula Ysidori
Volume II
2.
1r-161r
Isidore of Seville, Etymologiae (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Isidori Etymologiae
(P. L. LXXXII)
1r
Rubric:
Incipiunt Epistole Ysidori ad Braulionem
Five letters, the last ending
2v
Explicit:
conditor huius codicis disputauit
2v
Capitula. Subjects of the books
2v
Capitula libri primi
2v
Rubric:
Incipit liber primus de disciplina
3r
Incipit:
Disciplina a discendo
3r
Handsome initial in blue, green and red. Each book has a similar one
Initials of chapters are mostly in plain colour, red and green and white
161r
Liber XX ends
161r
Explicit:
ignis ardore siccetur
No colophon
3.
161r-161v
Descriptio terrae sanctae (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
On the holy places of Jerusalem etc.
161r
Incipit:
Si quis ab occidentalibus partibus ierusalem adire uoluerit solis ortum semper teneat
Ends
161v
Explicit:
In sinistra parte est mons dominus uidit, ubi locutus est dominus cum abraham ubi et ipse abraham filium suum ysaac immolare uoluit
Cf. Tobler's Innominatus VII (Descriptiones Terrae Sanctae, p. 100)
4.
162r-169v
Bestiary (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
162r
A Bestiary. The first leaf gone
Begins in the section “de Vulpe” , followed by
162r
Incipit:
Est animal quod dicitur monocheros latine uero unicornis
169r
The last section ( “Est arbor que dicitur mandragora in partibus orientis” ) ends
169r
Explicit:
statim a demonio deuoratus est et periit
There are illustrations in the text in outline, washed with colour: no backgrounds: the execution rough but effective
162r
1. Unicorn with head on lap of maiden: a man pierces it
162r
2. Hunter blows horn: beaver bites its glands off
162r
3. Ydrus, winged serpent, penetrating crocodile (four-footed beast)
162v
4. Crocodile devouring man
162v
5. Hyena, winged beast, fluttering over a tomb with a cross at each end
163r
6. Two wild asses
163r
7. Two monkeys sit and converse
163r
8. A wild goat
163v
9. Three beasts follow a blue panther
164r
10. A winged hairy dragon
164r
11. Weasels
164r
12. Two deer
164v
13. Elephant lies on its back with legs in air: another elephant with castle and warriors
165r
14. Wolves: one bites his foot
165v
15. R. Dog assaulting murderer: on L. the murderer's hands are being bound: the dog's dead master lies below
165v
16. Ibex leaping from rock on to its horns: another ibex
166r
17. The “lapides igniferi” represented as four half-length human figures, two of them springing out of a “steel” such as was used for striking sparks
166r
18. The winged sea beast “sarra” attacks a ship with men in it
166r
19. Chaladrius looking away from a sick man in bed
166r
20. Four pelicans (small blue birds)
166v
21. Owl (not like)
166v
22. Eagles teach an eaglet to look at the sun
166v
23. Phoenix: on R. it burns in its nest
167r
24. Two hoopoes pull out the feathers of their parent
167r
25. Ants
167v
26. Two sirens, one ending as fish, the other as bird
167v
27. Ibis bringing snake to its young in nest
167v
28. A coot
168r
29. Aspidochelone: ship anchored to it and tree growing in its head, which a man is about to cut with axe
168r
30. Partridges
168r
31. Aspis. On L. it emerges, a beast with legs and ears, from its hole: a man tickles it (?). On R. is a dog on its hind legs attacking or caressing a woman
168v
32. Ostrich
168v
33. Doves
168v
34. Salamander twined round a tree. On R. two men carry off a tub slung on a pole: probably containing apples which the beast has poisoned by its breath
169r
35. Doves
169r
36. Tree with doves perched in it. On L. a dragon lying in wait for them
169v
blank
5.
170r-181v
Isidore of Seville, Synonyma (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
170r
Rubric:
Incipit prologus in librum beati Ysidori qui uocatur sinonima
(P. L. LXXXIII 825)
170r
Incipit:
In subsequenti hoc libro
170r
Rubric:
Incipit argumentum
170r
Incipit:
Uenit nuper ad manus
170r
Explicit:
ammonentis rationis
Text
170r
Incipit:
Anima mea in angustiis est
Ends
181v
Explicit:
Tu mihi supra uitam meam places. Amen