Collection ID: 0002 | Metadata type: TEI
Ms. Codex 359 De reparatione lapsi hominis
TitleDe reparatione lapsi hominis
- John Chrysostom, Saint, d. 407 John Chrysostom, Saint, d. 407
Other related names
- Theodore, Bishop of Mopsuestia, ca. 350-428 or 9, recipient
- Martini, Giuseppe, 1870-1944, former owner
Call numberMs. Codex 359
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 1580998
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
Treatise in the form of a letter written to Theodore, Bishop of Mopsuestia, for the purpose of recalling him to his duty. He had wished to leave the church in order to marry a lady of Antioch. It is one of St. John Chrysostom's earliest works. From the wording of the long colophon (f. 68v-69r) it appears that this particular manuscript is the original written by or for the unnamed translator from the Latin. This translation appears to be otherwise unknown, as the only Italian translation known to Hoffmann (1523) seems to be different. In this manuscript the addressee is called "Demetrius". The name of the addressee varies in different versions; in the 1523 translation it is "Teofilo", in the Latin translation from the Greek published by Zell (ca. 1470) it is "Amanticus".
- Ms. codex.
- Title supplied by cataloger (Zacour-Hirsch and notes of bookseller H. P. Kraus).
- Incipit of heading (f. 1r): Questo e el libro de san Zuanne vescovo de Constantinopoli scripto a Demetrio de la reparatione del anima lapsa ...
- Incipit of text (f. 1r): Chi dara laqua al mio chavo et la fontana de le lagrime ali mei ochi ...
- Cover badly worn at spine. Some evidence of worm damage to boards. Front pastedown pulling loose. Some leaves badly stained. Ink faded or worn on some pages.
- Bookseller's description (H. P. Kraus) on file in the Library.
Extent69 leaves : 159 x 112 (98 x 68) mm. bound to 162 x 110 mm
FoliationParchment, 69; [1-69]; modern foliation in pencil, upper right recto.
BindingContemporary stamped calf over wooden boards. Rebacked.
Title and colophon in red.
- Donation plate from Georges d'Aubusson de la Feuillade (Archbishop of Ambrun and Bishop of Metz) to the Jesuit College of Metz, 1693 (inside front cover); ms. inscription of the same college (f. 1r); Giuseppe Martini collection.
- Sold from the Martini collection to H. P. Kraus, ca. 1948.
- Appears in Kraus's list 189 (1956), no. 95.
- Sold by H. P. Kraus, 1960.
- Catholic Church--Doctrines
- Orthodox Eastern Church--Doctrines
- Spirituality--Catholic Church
- Spirituality--Orthodox Eastern Church
- Manuscripts, Italian--15th century
- Manuscripts, Renaissance
Inside front cover
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Decoration: Donation plate, Inside front cover
Inside back cover
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Decoration: Seller's description, Inside back cover