The James Catalogue of Western Manuscripts

Shelfmark O.1.54
Manuscript Title

Catena on Proverbs etc

Alternative Title

Catena In Proverbia et Cantica.

James Number 1078
Century 11th
Physical Description

29 lines to a page. In a beautiful small hand, hanging from ruled lines: pale ink: headings and quotations in semi-uncials.


Part of the Gale collection, given to T.C.C. by Roger Gale in 1738. C. 84. No. 214.

Donor Gale, Roger (1672-1744), Antiquary
Size (cm) 19 x 14.5
Folio 79 ff.
Material Parchment
Language Greek

18-58 68 (wants 4, 5, 8) 76 (wants 3) 88 (wants 4, 5?) 98 (wants 4, 5?) 108 1110 (wants 10 blank).


Folio numbering skips f.71

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1. The end of a Catena on Proverbs, the rest of which is in O.1.55.
f.1 θεία σοφία -- άλλὰ καὶ τὰ εἰσαγωγικά
(11 lines).
Two paragraphs in a xvth cent. hand.
(α) On άγάπη.
(β) στίχοι συγκέλλου (??) γεωργίου.
ποσὶ προσδραμὼν σοῖς άχράντοισι τρισμάκαρ.
(9 lines.)
2. f.1b προοίμιον τῆς ἑρμηνείας του̑ ἄσματος τω̑ν άσμάτων ἐκ διαφόρων συνειλεγμέν(ης)
Τὸ τω̑ν άσμάτων βιβλίον ἔοικεν γυναικὶ
--καὶ οὐ πεφυκότων ὁμοίως ἐνεργεῖν ἔτι τὴν οἰκείαν ἐνέργειαν (f.3a).
ἆσμα άσμάτων ὅ ἐστι τω̑ σαλομ:
Ἀκολουθία καὶ τάξει προῆλεν ὁ σαλομω̑ν.
Ends f.79. τὸ εὐω̑δες τω̑ν οὐρανίων καὶ καθαρω̑ν.
[f.71 ought to follow f.79]


Guérard, M.-G., ed., Nil d'Ancyre: Commentaire sur le Cantique des cantiques (Paris, 1993)

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