The James Catalogue of Western Manuscripts

Shelfmark R.9.26
Manuscript Title

Libanius, Declamationes

Alternative Title

Libanii Quaedam Interprete Erasmo.

James Number 827
Date Cent. xvi (1503).
Century 16th
Physical Description

14 lines to a page. Paper (ff.3 and 4 are of vellum).

Provenance

Hugh Peters, MA, T.C.C. Chaplain to Cromwell was executed 1660 On the fly-leaf Me sibi vendicat Bibliotheca Collegii Trinitatis in Academia Cantabrig. ex dono dni Hugonis Petri A.D. 1657. On f.1 Declamationes tres, prima Libanii sophistae, relique incerti authoris ab Erasm. Roter. Latio donatae. Scriptus est liber manu ipsius interpretis, D. Erasmi Roterodami nempe. Constat hoc mihi Ab . Ortelio. Also the name Jacobi Colij Orteliani 1598. On f.2b Scazon trimeter ad labellum Auibus secundis vade charteum munus Exile quamquam te breuis dicat vates Liceat modo placere presuli docto Precio lapillos viceris et erythreos. f.3b has a dedication in red capitals surrounding a coat of arms; az., three vine-leaves or, behind the shield a crozier or; motto, aequo animo. Three rats are running upon the dexter edge of the shield.

Donor Peter [Peters], Hugh (bap. 1598, d. 1660), Independent Minister
Size (cm) 21 x 14
Folio 63 ff.
Material PaperParchment
Language GreekLatin
IIIF Manifest URL https://mss-cat.trin.cam.ac.uk/Manuscript/R.9.26/manifest.json
Online Since 16/12/2014

Contents

Reverendo in Christo patri Nicolao Ruterio episcopo Atrebatensi insignis ac florentissimae Lovanensium Academiae dignissimo atque ornatissimo cancellario Illussimi(!) archiducis Austriae et cet. Philippi consiliario salutem pl. dicit.
Erasmus Desiderius Canonicus ordinis divi Augustini.
f.4 Cum nuper essem declamationes aliquot graecas nactus praesul amplissime
-ac me meaque studia in tuam clientelam asscribere dignare Louanii Anno a Christo nato M. D. III. Decimo quinto calendas Decembres.

1. f.11 Declamatio Libanii sophistae sub persona Menelai pro concione Troianorum Helenam et res repetentis, ni reddant, armis iniuriam ulturum se denunciantis. Latina facta Erasmo Desiderio interprete
Si quidem pius uiri Troiani.
Ends f.26a bellum sumus inituri. Dixi.
Finis declamationis Libanii sophistae e Graeco sermone in Latinum conv(e)rsae Erasmo Desidereo Canonico ord. d. aur. Aug. qui dicitur interprete a.s. milles. quingentes. tercio mense novembre.

2. f.27 Τίνας ἂν εἴποι λόγους Μηδεία μέλλουσα ἀποσφάττειν τοὺς ἑαυτῆς παῖδας
Declamatio.
Fuit et mihi mea ars auxilio.
Ends f.31b inde cruciatum spectabo . finis . deo gratias.

3. f.32 Quae dixerit Andromache interfecto Hectore. Declamatio
Evenit quod timebam.
Ends f.34b qui interemit Hectorem. Finis.

4. f.35 Μελέτη Λιβανίου σοφιστου̑
Εἰ μὲν ἐβούλετο ἀλέξανδρος
--πολεμήσομεν ἑτέρων ἀναγκαζόντων.
Του̑ Λιβανίου σοφιστου̑ τῆς μελέτης τέλος . σὺν θεῷ . Ἀρχὴν ἁπάντων καὶ τέλος ποιου̑ θεόν . ἀρκεῖτ' ἐν μεγάλοις καὶ τὸ θέλημα μόνον. ἔρρωσθε (f.49a).
f.49b is blank.

5. f.50 Quae dixerit Medaea sues mactatura filios. Declamatio
Εἶχον ἄρα καὶ αὐτὴ βοήθειαν.
ἐκεῖθεν τὴν λύπην ἀποθήσομαι.
Τέλος σὺν τῷ θεῷ.

6. f.54b
Τίνας ἂν εἴποι λόγους Ἀνδρομάχη ἀναιρεθέντος Ἕκτορος Μελέτη
Ἥκει δὴ πρὸς ἔργον ὁ φόβος.
Ends f.56b
τῷ τὸν ἔκτορα ἀπεκτονότι . τέλος σὺν τῷ θεῷ.
7 blank leaves follow.

Bibliography

Bernardinello, S., Autografi greci e greco-latini in Occidente (Padova, 1979)

Garrod, H. W., 'Erasmus and his English patrons', The Library, 5th ser. 4 (1949)

Morgan, N., and S. Panayotova, et al., ed., Illuminated Manuscripts in Cambridge : A Catalogue of Western Book Illumination in the Fitzwilliam Museum and the the Cambridge Colleges. Part One, The Low Countries, Germany, Bohemia, Austria, Hungary, 2 vols. (London, 2009), vol. 1, no. 51

Robinson, P., Catalogue of Dated and Datable Manuscripts in Cambridge Libraries, 2 vols. (Cambridge, 1988), no. 352, pl. 350 [ff.3-26 dated 1503, written at Louvain in Belgium]

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