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Oxford, Bodleian Library, Holkham gr. 107


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  • Appr. Date: 15th c., 16th c. (15th-16th c.)
  • Genres: Philosophical
  • Illustrations: No


Bodleianus Holkhamicus græcus 107 (olim Earl of Leicester Library gr. 60).

Nemesius Emensenus (TLG 0743.002) sub nomine Gregorii Nysseni.
Damascius, In Parmenidem (TLG 4066.004 (and 4066.003?)).
Theophylact Simocatta (TLG 3130.007).

De Ricci (sub lem.), "S. Gregorius Nyssenus, Damascius and Theophylactus Simocatta, Various treatises in Greek.  Pap. (XVth c.). ¶ Belonged to Giovanni and Marco Morosini.  Giustiniani coll. (Montfaucon, Diar. Ital., pl. 434)."

Barbour, "Nemesius of Emesa, De natura hominis chs. 2-3, here called Gregory of Nyssa, De anima; Damascius, Dubitationes et solutiones in Platonis Parmenidem ending in ch. 82 ([fol.] 10); Theophylactus Simocatus, Quaestiones physicae (130).  Cf. Florence, Riccard. MS. 51 (K.II.29). ¶ 16th cent. (fols. 10-end written by Maximos Margounios).  Morezenos 63.  Giustiniani 46. ¶ Paper, vi+137 leaves, 155x110mm."  Barbour's "Simocatus" sic.  For Margunius, see Sathas pp. 212-218 in Online Resources.

The human soul is a car that's left forever running but never dies:
(Leaf iv:)
Πᾶν αὐτοκίνητον ἐστὶν ἀεικίνητον.
Ἡ ψυχὴ ἐστὶ τὸ αὐτοκίνητον,
ἄρα ἡ ψυχή ἐστι τὸ ἀεικίνητον.
(Leaf vi:)
Τὸ αὐτοκίνητον ἐστὶν ἡ ψυχή.
Τὸ ἀθάνατον ἐστὶν ἡ ψυχή.
Ἄρα τὸ ἀθάνατον ἐστὶν αὐτοκίνητον.
(Cf. Nicephorus Blemmydes (Epitome Logica: PG 142.937, §κζʹ) and simm. in Philophonus, Ammonius, Hermias etc.).

128v-129v  Blank.
130sqq in a smaller, neater hand than before.
131v-132r  Blank. Writing resumes on 132v.
134r  Ends the writing (καὶ δόξα τῷ μόνῳ θεῷ).
134v-137r  Blank (except for label "vi+137 leaves"). End of codex.