Collection ID: 0002 | Metadata type: TEI
Ms. Codex 79 De misericordia
- Cynthius, Laurentius
- John Chrysostom, Saint, d. 407
Other related names
- Guicciardinus, Jacobus, recipient
Call numberMs. Codex 79
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 1580629
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
LanguageLatin, with some Greek
- between 1475 and 1499
Treatise on mercy, addressed to Jacobus Guicciardinus. Cynthius includes quotations and selections from various authors, including Augustine and Ambrose, and two pages in Greek taken from On wealth and poverty by St. John Chrysostom (f. 10r-v), followed by Martial's epigram, "Extra fortunam est, quicquid donatur amicis; Quas dederis, solas semper habebis opes." The treatise is preceded by an epigram of three distichs in Latin and is followed by ten lines of Greek.
- Ms. gathering.
- Title supplied by cataloger based on introductory paragraph; author's and recipient's names taken from f. 2r.
- Incipit and explicit of introductory epigram: (f. 1v) Si cupis in caelum transcendere tramite recto ... aeternam vitam pro breviore Deus.
- Incipit and explicit of text: (f. 2r) Cum superioribus diebus Iacobe una essemus in foro ... (f. 11r) Haec habui mi Iacobe: quae carptim de misericordiae operibus ad te scriberem Hoc unum ego in calce addam: quod Leo pontifex maximus dicit in sermonibus ad populum ... [followed by a formulaic closing and ten lines of Greek, with the heading: Phōkyllidou].
- Dealer's description and two pages of transcription on file in the Library.
WatermarkBird-shaped watermark not found in Briquet.
Extent11 leaves : 219 x 150 (140 x 82) mm
CollationPaper, 11; [i], 1⁶, 2⁴(-1), [i]; 1-11; contemporary foliation in ink, lower left recto; modern foliation in pencil, upper right recto.
- Sold by La Medicea, 1957.
- Christian life--Early works to 1800
- Mercy--Early works to 1800
- Manuscripts, Latin--15th century
- Manuscripts, Renaissance