The James Catalogue of Western Manuscripts

Shelfmark O.1.10
Manuscript Title

Origen of Alexandria, Philocalia etc

Alternative Title

Origenis Philocalia, etc

James Number 1034
Date Cent. xvii (1604 and 1606).
Century 17th
Physical Description

17 lines to a page.


Part of the Gale collection, given to T.C.C. by Roger Gale in 1738. E. 16. No. 253.

Donor Gale, Roger (1672-1744), Antiquary
Size (cm) 21 x 16
Folio 294 ff.
Material Paper
Language Greek

ff. 294-294a uncut, followed by five folded sheets (ff1-5).

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1. Philocalia Origenis ex ejus scriptis concinnata variis a Basilio M. et Greg. Nazianzeno.
Ex codice Cyprio descripta manu Graecae linguae studiosi posita e regione Gilberti Genebrardi Interpretatione.
Illmo et generosissimo Dn. Henrico Vuottonio serenissi et potentissi Regis magnae Britanniae apud Venetos oratori felicem ex Italia in Germaniam gratulatus reditum David Hoeschelius A.
Opus hoc origenis ὁνέκδοτον περικαλλἱς καί πολυωφελἱς L.M. observantiae ergo D.D.
On the flyleaves are notes by Gale(?).
Collatus est hic codex cum alio Novi Coll. apud Oxonienses
uti conjicio.
Also on MSS. of Theodoret at Paris (by Patrick Young(?)).
Dedication by G. Genebrard to Jac. Billius Abbot of S. Michael in Eremo.
Capitula and Text, with Greek and Latin on alternate pages.
Various readings (of the Oxford MS.) in the margin.
The Greek is dated at the end Prid. Non. Sept. 1606. The Latin 1604. Non. Sept. ♂
2. At the end are 5 folded leaves with transcripts of the letter of Origen to Africanus, and of Africanus to Origen on Susanna: written by Patrick Young.
Dr Westcott (Dict. Chr. Biogr. s.v. Origen, p.140 note) quotes the title page and remarks. "It is not easy to fix the date of (Wotton's) return from Italy. Probably it was after Sir H. Wotton retired from his post at Venice in 1610."
See also Fabr. Bibl. Gr. VII. 221.
Note that Hoeschel's edition of part of Origen's letter to Africanus was the first portion of the Greek text of Origen that was printed.

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