The James Catalogue of Western Manuscripts

Shelfmark O.1.23
Alternative Title

Michael Apostolius

James Number 1047
Century 15th
Physical Description

24 lines to a page. Neatly written.


Part of the Gale collection, given to T.C.C. by Roger Gale in 1738.C. 56. No. 187. In Apostolius' own hand?

Donor Gale, Roger (1672-1744), Antiquary
Size (cm) 20.5 x 15
Folio 21 ff. written.
Material Paper
Language Greek

α8-γ8 (7, 8 canc.): several blank flyleaves at either end.

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Title, in red
f.1 Μιχαήλου ἀποστολίου του̑ βυζαντίου πρὸς τὰς ὑπὲρ άριστοτέλους περὶ οὐσίας κατὰ Πλήθωνος, Θεοδώρου του̑ Γαζῆ άντιλήψεις ἐπιστολὴ πρὸς τὸν σοφώτατον Βησσαρίω
Οἶδά σε θείοτατε καρδηναλέων δυοῖν τούτοιν ὄντοιν ἡγεμόνοιν τω̑ν λόγων
There are copious marginal additions, most of which might very well be by the original scribe.
The text ends, irregularly written, on f.21b
τὸν δοξομανῆ κἀν τούτῳ άριστοτέλη μιμούμενος.
See Fabr. Harles Bibl. Gr. XI. 191. MSS. of the work are not uncommon.


J. E. Powell, 'Michael Apostolios gegen Theodoros Gaza', Byzantinische Zeitschrift 38 (1938), 71-86

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