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Oxford, Bodleian Library, Auct. T.1.11


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  • Appr. Date: 15th c. (15th c.)
  • Genres: Rhetoric
  • Illustrations: No


Auctarium T.1.11 (Summary Catalogue no. 20603; Coxe Misc. no. 189).  From the collection of Jan Meerman of the Hague.  Bombycine paper, fifteenth century, 205 folios.  Various rhetorical works, including several by Michael Psellus; also Aristides; Isocrates' Encomium to Helen; &c.

For detailed list of contents, see Coxe's entry in the Bibliography and Online Resources, which Barbour & Wilson in their 1969 revision leave unchanged.

Scribe according to Πίνακες is Ἰωάννης Μόσχος of Lacedæmonia (RGK 1.203, 2.279, 3.336), teacher of Marcus Antonius Antimachus. Not in Vogel & Gardthausen, though his (kinsman?) Δημήτριος ὁ Μόσχος is.  For John, see Sathas in Bibliography and Online Resources (also Sathas's index for other Μόσχοι) and Hody, vol. 2, ch. 8 (also in Bibliography and Online Resources).

Fols. 193sqq. Isocrates, Nicocles, sive Suasorius.

Fols. 195r-198r  Psellus, Oratio ex tempore ad Pothum Vestarchum, qui eum rogarat, ut de Sancti Gregorii theologi charactere scriberet (Iter Psellianum no. 1011 (GRA.RHE.19; pp. 404-406)).  Coxe's lengthy entry (q.v. in Online Resources) gives a first edition of this work; for subsequent editions see Moore sub lem. (not on Google Books preview).  Incipit, «Μὴ θαυμάσῃς, Πόθε μοι φίλτατε, εἰ τῶν πρὸ ἐμοῦ ῥητόρων καθ' ἕνα τοὺς σοφιστάς τε καὶ φιλοσόφους...»

198r-199r  Psellus, Oration on the Characters of John Chrysostom and the Cappadocian Fathers (BHG 2176; Iter Psellianum no. 1013 (GRA.RHE.21; pp. 406sq.)).

199r-200r  Psellus, Oration on John Chrysostom (BHG 881m; Iter Psellianum no. 1012 (GRA.RHE.20; p. 406)).

200r-200v  Psellus, Encomium to Symeon the Metaphrast (Nov. 28) (BHG 1675; Iter Psellianum no. 939 (ORA.45; pp. 364sq.)).  Cf. Bod. Barocci 131, fols. 76r-78r.

In our Online Resources we give a link to the Google Books preview of Moore's invaluable book, though unfortunately the above pages are not included in the preview.