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On a Forgotten Manuscript Fragment of Calcidius’ Commentary on Plato’s Timaeus

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1. Allers R."Microcosmos from Anaximandros to Paracelsus" Traditio 1944Vol 2 319 407
2. Clerval A. Les écoles de Chartres au Moyen Âge, du V au XVI siècle 1895 Paris
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4. Conger G.P. Theories of Macrocosmos and Microcosmos in the History of Philosophy 1922 New York
5. D’Alverny, M.T."Le cosmos symbolique du XIIe siècle" Archives d’histoire doctrinale et littéraire du Moyen Âge 1953Vol 20 31 81
6. Dronke P."New Approaches to the School of Chartres" Anuario de estudios medievales 1969Vol 6 117 140
7. Dutton P.E."Illustre civitatis et populi exemplum: Plato’s Timaeus and the Transmission from Calcidius to the End of the Twelfth Century of a Tripartite Scheme of Society" Medieval Studies 1983Vol 45 79 119
8. Dutton P.E. Lafleur C., Cattier J."Material Remains of the Study of the Timaeus in the Later Middle Ages" L’enseignement de la philosophie au XIIIe siècle. Autour du «Guide de l´étudiant du ms. Ripoll 109» 1997 Turnhout 203 230
9. Gibson M."The Study of the Timaeus in the Eleventh and Twelfth Centuries" Pensiamento 1969Vol 25 183 194
10. Jeauneau E."Gloses marginales sur le Timée de Platon du manuscrit 226 de la Bibliothèque municipale d’Avranches" Sacris erudiri 1966Vol 17 71 89 [repr. in Jeauneau, E. 1973. Lectio philosophorum. Recherches sur l’École de Chartres (Amsterdam), 209-17]
11. Klibansky R. The Continuity of the Platonic Tradition during the Middle Ages 1939 London
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13. Martel Bravo G."Colación de Metamorfosis en Turolensis 879" Exemplaria Classica 2010Vol 14 91 174
14. Mensching E."Zur Chalcidius Überlieferung" Vigiliae Christianae 1965Vol 19 42 56
15. Munari F."Catalogue of the Manuscripts of Ovid’s" Metamorphoses 1957 London
16. Munk Olsen B. L’étude des auteurs classiques latins aux XIe et XIIe siècles, 2: Livius—Vitruvius. Florilèges. Essais de plume 1985 Paris
17. Rank E.K."A Friend of the Classics in the Times of St. Thomas Aquinas" Mélanges Mandonnet. Études d’histoire littéraire et doctrinale du Moyen Âge 1930Vol 2 Paris 261 281
18. Southern R.W. Medieval Humanism and Other Studies 1970 New York/Evanston
19. Waszink, J.H. Timaeus a Calcidio translatus commentarioque instructus London/Leiden 1975 [= 1962]
20. FN11) Klibansky 1939, 28. It is a partial translation, since it contains only chapters 17a to 53c.
21. FN22) See Waszink 1975, cxlix and clxxxvii, Mensching 1965, 42.
22. FN33) Waszink 1975, cvi-cxxxi and clxxxvii-clxviii. Some new manuscripts were added by Dutton (1997, 204-5 n. 5).
23. FN44) Waszink 1975, cxxviii-cxxx (“Codices fragmenta minora exhibentes”) and cxlvi-cxlvii.
24. FN55) I use this siglum following Waszink’s method of designating the manuscripts.
25. FN66) See Mensching 1965, 54.
26. FN77) Rand 1930, 263, 281. Later, it is mentioned by Dutton (1997, 218 n. 55), who apparently is unaware of Rand’s article.
27. FN88) A full description of its Ovidian content is to be found at Munk Olsen 1985, 165.
28. FN99) See Lenz 1955, 64: “It seems very likely that the manuscript was written at Tours and that it never left its place of provenance”.
29. FN1010) For a summary of the different positions among the critics, who date this manuscript to the 12th or 13th century, see Martel Bravo 2010, 92-5.
30. FN1111) See Gibson 1969, 183-94.
31. FN1212) See Lenz 1955, 63-4.
32. FN1313) On the text of the Metamorphoses in this manuscript, see Martel Bravo 2010, 91-174.
33. FN1414) Rand (1930, 263 n. 1) assigns it to the 13th century, Dutton (1997, 218 n. 55) to the 14th. This same hand also wrote the extracts of classical authors copied in the first three pages of the manuscript (Ir, Iv, IIr; see Rand 1930, 262-3).
34. FN1515) Collon 1900, 635-6.
35. FN1616) Munari 1957, 64.
36. FN1717) Neither Lenz (1955, 63-4) nor Munk Olsen (1985, 165) mention its presence. It is absent from most of the Ovidian editions that have used this manuscript.
37. FN1818) For a full quotation of this text see Rand 1930, 281.
38. FN1919) See Dutton 1983, 83-6, esp. 85. On the macrocosmos and microcosmos in the Middle Ages, see Allers 1944, 319-407, D’Alverny 1953, 31-81, and Conger 1922.
39. FN2020) See Dutton 1983, 89-90, esp. nn. 45 and 48, and Jeauneau 1966, 76.
40. FN2121) For all these references and bibliography on them, see Dutton 1983, 90-115.
41. FN2222) See, in general, Clerval 1895, Dronke 1969, 117-40, and Southern 1970, 61-85.
42. FN2323) Waszink 1975, cxlii and cxliv. I take the sigla and all the readings from Waszink’s edition.
43. FN2424) In all other cases, Tur2 behaves as a manuscript of this family.—This article forms part of the Research Project Edición crítica y traducción anotada de los Idilios de Teócrito, II (FFI2008-00940) and P09-HUM 4534 de la Junta de Andalucía, and IAC 10-11-7727, cofinanced by FEDER. I would like to thank Mr. J.J. Zoltowski for revising the English version.

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Affiliations: 1: Universidad de Huelva, Facultad de Humanidades, Departamento de Filologías Integradas Avda. Tres de Marzo s/n, 21071 Huelva Spain


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