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Shelfmark R.16.5
Manuscript Title

Georgius Pachymeres, Aristotelian Philosophy

Alternative Title

Georgii Pachymerii Epitome Philosophiae Aristotelicae

James Number 953
Century 16th
Physical Description

30 lines to a page. In a sloping and current hand.


Given by Nevile. The author of this died about 1340. On this work and the MSS. of it there is information in Leo Allatius, de Georgiis p.366. The Epitome of the Logic, and the tract have been printed, the former at Paris in 1548, etc., the latter often with Aristotle's works. A Latin version of the whole(?) by Phil. Bechius, Basle 1560. The Greek text was (see Fabricius Bibl. Gr. VII. 782, ed. Harles) printed at Augsburg in 1600 by J. Wagelin, under the name of Gregorius Aneponymus.

Donor Neville [Nevile], Thomas (c. 1548–1615), College Head and Dean of Canterbury
Size (cm) 36.5 x 25
Folio 353 ff.
Material Paper
Language Greek

In quires of 8 leaves.

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f.1 Προσίμιον του̑ συγγραφέως καὶ πίναξ του̑ παρόντος βιβλίου
Ἦν χρόνος ὅτε φιλοσοφία σχολάζων καὶ τοῖς κατ' αὐτὴν θεωρήμασι μετεωριζόμενος, ὥσπερ ἐξ ἀπόπτου τινὸς τὸν ἀνθρώπινον ἐθεώμην βίον.
--ἰστέον τοίνυν ὡς περιέχει ἡ παρου̑σα πραγματεία βιβλία δώδεκα φέροντα τίτλα μεν μ̅ζ̅, καφάλαια δὲ σ̅λ̅ν̅ (!) τὰ τῆς ἀριστοτελικῆς φιλοσοφίας ἁπάσης ὡς ἐν τύπω περιέχοντα θεωρήματα (f.2b)
f.3 The Capitula, apparently 230 in number, of the twelve books, follow, up to f.7a: f.7b is blank
f.8 πόνημα γεωργίου διακόνου πρωτοδίκου δικαιοφύλακος του̑ παχυμερίου βιβλίον αος. κεφ. αον. τίτλος αος.
Προσίμιον εἰς φιλοσοφίαν.
Γεννᾶται παρ' ἡσιόδω καὶ ἶρις τω̑ θαύμαντι.
Ends (complete) with Cap. 20 of Title 3 of Book xii.
μένει δὲ τὸ κέντρον μόνον, ἄπαντα ἀνάγκη εἰς του̑το δὴ ἀθροίζεσθε.

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