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Gervase of Tilbury, Otia imperialia. Julius Valerius, transl., Historia Alexandri magni. pseudo-Turpinus, Historia Caroli magni et Rolandi. 'Dares Phrygius', De excidio Troiae historia. Walter Map, Epistola Valerii ad Rufinum, Tractatus de ortu deorum, Historia de adventu Enee in Italiam, De primis habitatoribus Anglia. Geoffrey of Monmouth, Historia regum Britanniae(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Gervasius Tilberiensis. Gesta Alexandri, etc.
Codicology:Vellum, 206 x 149 mm(Content authored by Corpus Christi College), (8.1 x 6 in.), ff. 3 + 282, mostly 37-38 lines to a page. Cent. xiv, in several hands, rather rough.
Collation: 3 flyleaves, 110-410 (wants 1) 510 612 710 810 912 (wants 10-12) 1012 1112 126 134 (wants 4) 1412 158 162 1710 184 1910 (+2 after 1) 208 218 2212-2912. Parker's pagination omits one leaf.
2 fo.: vincit edocuit.
Provenance:The heading of no. 6 points to a Franciscan house, and the general aspect of the book suggests East Anglia.
Additions:On ff. iv-iir are Parkerian notes and on f. iiiv a Parkerian transcript of the beginning of the text for the use of those who are unaccustomed to the contractions.
Additions:At top of 1r (p. 3) a small erasure and the title Ocia inperialia.
Foliation: ff. a-b + i-ii + pp. 1-394 + 394a + 395a + 395-562 + ff. c-d(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Language: Latin.(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Contents
1.
3-248
Gervase of Tilbury, Otia imperialia (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Gervasii Tilberiensis otia imperialia ad Ottonem IV (Content authored by Nasmith)
Tria diversa opera quae Gervasio vulgo attribuuntur, nempe
Commentarius de regnis imperatorum Romanorum
Mundi descriptio, et
Tractatus de mirabilibus mundi
omnia in his otiis imperialibus continentur(Content authored by Nasmith)
3
Gervasii Tilberiensis Otia imperialia
3
Rubric:
Serenissimo domino suo Ottoni quarto, etc. (added)
3
Incipit:
Ottoni quarto romano imperatori semper augusto Geruasius tilberiensis vester dignacione marescallus, etc.
3
Rubric:
Collaccio regni et sacerdocii
3
Incipit:
Duo sunt imperator Auguste quibus hic mundus regitur
7
Explicit:
conregnetis in eternum cum Christo
7
Rubric:
Explicit prefatio Secuntur tituli capitulorum operis sequentis
8
Rubric:
Prima libri decisio
8
Incipit:
Cum uniuscuiusque rei principium
The end of Decisio I and beginning of II (from capitulum 24 de diluuio et archa: Leibnitz, p. 906) are wanting. A marginal note on p. 51 says, Hic deficiunt x folia de alio libro. require (?) supra in principio sed et ait augustinus
Decisio II begins in the section de ortu tigris et gangis (Leibnitz, p. 911 ?)
At p. 79 a page and a half are left blank: a quire was wanting, but was evidently supplied. The text on p. 81 continues without break
172
Rubric:
Incipit tercia decisio continens mirabilia uniuscuiusque prouincie
172
Incipit:
Ut operi cepto debitam consummacionis
178
The hand changes
There is a gap after p. 182, after the heading
182
Rubric:
De visione portarum inferni
p. 183 deals with 'celatura lapidum'
Ends with the letter to John on p. 242
242
Explicit:
continuans aput deuotum dominum Imperatorem
In a smaller hand, paragraphs mostly from the Letter and Gesta of Alexander, the Gesta Karoli, and Justin
242
Rubric:
De calice aque et arundinibus
242
Incipit:
In libro de situ indie et generibus hominum et ferarum ita legitur
De ypotamis. De Scorpionibus. De miranda belua maris indici ... De valle iordia ... grippis, arundinibus, etc., seribus, signis in morte Alexandri, signis in morte Karoli, 7 dormientibus in germania, scripto hominis et umbra hominis, Cariboli, etc., statu iudeorum et balsamo, Parthis et eorum ortu
Ending imperfectly, p. 248
248
Explicit:
persequi destructores omiserunt. Eo tempore eciam theodotus
The only printed text of the whole work is that in Leibnitz, Scriptores Rerum Brunsvicensium I 881-1005, taken from a MS. at Wolfenbüttel formerly at St Augustine's, Canterbury, collated for Leibnitz with the Corpus Christi MS. by Chr. Wasse of Queens' College
2.
249-275
Julius Valerius transl., Historia Alexandri magni (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Vita Alexandri magni (Content authored by Nasmith)
In the first hand
249
Rubric:
Incipiunt gesta Alexandri Magni et eius genere atque vita
249
Incipit:
Egipti sapientes sati genere diuino
275
Explicit:
extinctus occubuit
275
Rubric:
Explicit vita Alexandri
Abridgment of Julius Valerius. Ed. Zacher. Ward, Catalogue of Romances I, p. 186 [actually pp. 120-122](Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
3.
275-320
pseudo-Turpinus, Historia Caroli magni et Rolandi (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Turpini historia Caroli magni (Content authored by Nasmith)
275
Rubric:
Epistola turpini de gestis Karoli
275
Incipit:
Turpinus dei gratia Archiepiscopus Remensis
275
Explicit:
deo placeas
275
Rubric:
Explicit
275
Rubric:
Incipit tituli capitulorum sequentis hystorie que est de bello Roscidiuallensi karoli imperatoris magni
Capitula (34)
Text
277
Incipit:
Gloriosissimus Christi apostolus Iacobus
316
Explicit:
beatus Matheus apostolus et ewangelista sua predicacione conuertit ad dominum
316
Rubric:
Explicit
Ward, Catalogue I 546. Cf. MS 292, MS 318
316
Rubric:
Qui legis hoc carmen turpino posce iuuamen
Ut pietate dei subueniatur ei
316
Rubric:
Finitur hystoria Belli Roscidiuallis
pp. 317-320 blank
4.
321-343
'Dares Phrygius', De excidio Troiae historia (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Daretis Phrygii de excidio Troja historia, Cornelio Nepote interprete (Content authored by Nasmith)
321
Dares Phrygius
321
Incipit:
Cornelius nepos salustio
321
Explicit:
ad pollicitum reuertamur
321
Incipit:
Peleus rex in peloponense essonem fratrem habuit
341
Hand changes
The last section on f. 340 begins
340
Incipit:
Pentesilea ex consuetudine
The first on p. 341 begins
341
Incipit:
Hoc postquam multis verbis dixit
343
Explicit:
huc usque historia daretis scripta est
343
Incipit:
Quis troianorum quem grecorum occiderit. Hector prothesilaum
343
Explicit:
palamonem. ephistrephum. ficidium
Added
343
Tot numerus occisorum 1839000 .i. occidentium centum milia triginta(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
milia et nouem milia
Ward, Catalogue I p. 12
5.
343-366
Walter Map, Epistola Valerii ad Rufinum ne ducat uxorem (De nugis curialium, dist. 4, 3-5), with the Commentary of John Ridewall OFM (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Valerius ad Rufinum de nuptiis non habendis cum expositione (Content authored by Nasmith)
343
Valerius ad Rufinum (Mapes, De Nugis Curialum Distinctio IV)
343
Incipit:
Loqui prohibeor et tacere non possum(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) - scripsisse videar. Vale. Amen
349
Rubric:
Explicit epistola Valerii ad Ruffini de non ducenda uxore
349
Incipit:
Incipit exposicio eius
349
Incipit:
Loqui, etc. Hec epistola continet principaliter tria
366
Explicit:
rugose frontis et tristis offenditque correptos
366
Rubric:
Explicit
This is the comment of John Rideval or Ridewas. Tanner, Bibliotheca Britannico-Hibernica, p. 630
6.
367-396
Tractatus de ortu deorum (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Tractatus de ortu deorum (Content authored by Nasmith)
The former hand
367
Rubric:
Incipit tractatus de ortu deorum et integ(umen)tis breuibus et utilibus
367
Rubric:
Maria. Jhesus. Jhoannes. Andreas. franciscus
367
Incipit:
Dii quos pagani finxerunt et adhuc colendo uenerantur homines olim fuisse
396
Explicit:
quod equum constat esse velocissimum
396
Rubric:
Explicit tractatus de ortu deorum et integumentis breuibus et utilibus
By Johannes Anglicus? a copy of his Integumenta on the Metamorphoses of Ovid is in Bodl. MS. Digby 104, f. 161
7.
397-419
Historia de adventu Enee in Italiam (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Historia adventus Eneae in Italiam (Content authored by Nasmith)
397
Rubric:
Incipit hystoria de itinere de aduentu Enee in ytaliam
397
Incipit:
Superius autem excidio troie secundum Daretem explicito. Iter enee in ytaliam casusque suos quidam Paulus ita prosequitur. Eneas igitur cum anchise patre et ascanio filio
419
Explicit:
et cepit albanum ciuitas Rome subiecta esse, etc.
8.
419-421
De primis habitatoribus Anglia (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
De primis habitatoribus Angliae (Content authored by Nasmith)
419
Incipit:
Anglia modo dicta olim Albion dicebatur et habebat inhabitatores gigantes
421
Explicit:
Et sic veritas clarescit historie de primis habitatoribus huius terre, etc.
9.
421-562
Geoffrey of Monmouth, Historia regum Britanniae (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Galfredi Monumetensis historia Britanniae (Content authored by Nasmith)
421
Rubric:
(Galfridus Monumetensis)
421
Incipit:
Dum mecum multa
422
Explicit:
gratulatur affectu
422
Incipit:
Britannia insularum optima
The prophecies of Merlin occur as usual
Ends
562
Explicit:
transferre curaui
Apparently not mentioned by Hardy