Uppsala University Library, Gr. 1
Catena to the New Testament (Acts, Epistles of Paul, Catholic Epistles)
second half of the 13th c.
ii, 220, i' ff.
225 × 170 mm
1 (ff. 2r–9v, 1r–1v, 10r–28v) Catena in Acta Apostolorum
⟨τοῦ⟩το ἀληθὲς καὶ τὸ τῶν σημείων Πνεῦμα
τέλος τοῦ κειμένου καὶ τῆς ἑρμηνείας τῶν πράξεων
The manuscript has lost its first folia and the text starts mid-sentence with the commentary to Acts VIII:9–15. Cf. PG, vol. 118, col. 157C. After the catena to Acts but before the final rubric, the Peregrinatio Pauli Apostoli is also included (PG, vol. 118, cols. 312B–313A). Lastly, there is a stichometric note and a question-and-answer about the number of epistles by Paul.
PG, vol. 118, cols. 44–308, 312B–313A.
2 (ff. 28v–91v) Catena in Pauli Epistulas
2.1 (ff. 28v–29v, 32r–32v, 31r–31v, 30r–30v, 37r–37v, 33r–33v, 35r–36v, 34r–34v, 38r–39v, 64r–71v, 40–57v) Commentarius in Pauli Epistolam ad Romanos
Ὑπόθεσις τῆς πρὸς Ῥωμαίους ἐπιστολῆς
A list of the Epistles of Paul and the Catholic Epistles follows upon the Argumentum. At the end of the text a stichometric note: ἡ πρὸς Ῥωμαίους ἐπιστολὴ. ἐγράφη ἀπὸ Κορίνθου διὰ Φοίβης τῆς διακόνου τῆς ἐν Κεγχρεαῖς· στίχοι ϡκʹ.
PG, vol. 118, cols. 317–636.
2.2 (ff. 57v–63v, 72r–79v, 84r–91v, 80r–83v) Commentarius in Pauli Epistolam primam ad Corinthios
Ὑπόθεσις τῆς πρὸς Κορινθίους πρώτης ἐπιστολῆς
ἀλλ’ ἀξιόπιστον ποιῶν
Note that this explicit is situated at the bottom of f. 83v, not on f. 91v as one could have expected.; cf. PG, vol. 118, col. 873A.
PG, vol. 118, cols. 636–906.
1 (ff. 92r–198v) Catena in Pauli Epistulas
1.1 (ff. 92r–100v) Commentarius in Pauli Epistolam primam ad Corinthios
καὶ ἀσχημοσύνην τοῦτο ἡγεῖται
The epistle starts mid-text, at 1 Cor. 13:5, as a completion of the preceding codicological unit; cf. PG, vol. 118, col. 836A. More or less the same passage of the catena is covered in ff. 80r–83v and in ff. 92r–96r. A stichometric note at the end: ἀναγνώσεις εʹ, κεφάλαια θʹ, μαρτυρίαι ιζʹ· στίχοι ωνʹ.
PG, vol. 118, cols. 640–906.
1.2 (ff. 100v–123r) Commentarius in Pauli Epistolam secundam ad Corinthios
Ὑπόθεσις τῆς πρὸς Κορινθίους βʹ ἐπιστολῆς
Ends with the stichometric number στίχοι φϟʹ.
PG, vol. 118, cols. 905C–1088C.
1.3 (ff. 123r–130v) Commentarius in Pauli Epistolam ad Galatas
Ὑπόθεσις τῆς πρὸς Γαλάτας ἐπιστολῆς
Ends with the stichometric number στίχοι σγʹ.
PG, vol. 118, cols. 1089A–1165B.
1.4 (ff. 130v–138r) Commentarius in Pauli Epistolam ad Ephesienses
Ὑπόθεσις τῆς πρὸς Ἐφεσίους ἐπιστολῆς
Πρὸς Ἐφεσίους ἐγράφη ἀπὸ Ῥώμης διὰ Τυχικοῦ· στίχοι τιβʹ
PG, vol. 118, cols. 1165D–1256B.
1.5 (ff. 138r–143r) Commentarius in Pauli Epistolam ad Philippenses
Ὑπόθεσις τῆς πρὸς Φιλιππησίους ἐπιστολῆς
Πρὸς Φιλιππησίους ἐγράφη ἀπὸ Ῥώμης δι’ Ἐπαφραδίτου· στίχοι σηʹ
PG, vol. 118, cols. 1256C–1325D.
1.6 (ff. 143r–148r) Commentarius in Pauli Epistolam ad Colossenses
Ὑπόθεσις τῆς πρὸς Κολοσσαεῖς ἐπιστολῆς
Πρὸς Κολοσσαεῖς· ἐγράφη ὑπὸ Παύλου καὶ Τιμοθέου· ἀπεστάλη διὰ Τυχικοῦ καὶ Ὀνησίμου
PG, vol. 119, cols. 9–56.
1.7 (ff. 148r–153v) Commentarius in Pauli Epistolam primam ad Thessalonicenses
Ὑπόθεσις τῆς πρὸς Θεσσαλονικεῖς πρώτης ἐπιστολῆς
Πρὸς Θεσσαλονικεῖς πρώτη. ἐγράφη ἀπὸ Ἀθηνῶν· στίχοι ρϟγʹ
PG, vol. 119, cols. 57–105Β.
1.8 (ff. 153v–156v) Commentarius in Pauli Epistolam secundam ad Thessalonicenses
Ὑπόθεσις τῆς πρὸς Θεσσαλονικεῖς βʹ ἐπιστολῆς
Πρὸς Θεσσαλονικεῖς βʹ ἐγράφη ἀπὸ Ἀθηνῶν· στίχοι ρϛʹ
PG, vol. 119, cols. 105C–133Α.
1.9 (ff. 156v–178v) Commentarius in Epistolam ad Hebraeos
Ὑπόθεσις τῆς πρὸς Ἑβραίους ἐπιστολῆς
Τοῖς ἐν Ιερουσαλὴμ πεπιστευκόσιν Ἰουδαίοις γράφει σφόδρα κακουμένοις
Πρὸς Ἑβραίους ἐγράφη ἀπὸ Ἰταλίας διὰ Τιμοθέου· στίχοι ψγʹ
PG, vol. 119, cols. 272D–452B.
1.10 (ff. 178v–187v) Commentarius in Epistolam primam ad Timotheum
Ὑπόθεσις τῆς πρὸς Τιμόθεον αʹ ἐπιστολῆς
Πρὸς Τιμόθεον αʹ ἐγράφη ἀπὸ Λαοδικείας, ἥτις ἐστὶ μητρόπολις Φρυγίας τῆς Παρακατιανῆς· στίχοι σλʹ
PG, vol. 119, cols. 133Β–196C.
1.11 (ff. 187v–193v) Commentarius in Epistolam secundam ad Timotheum
Ὑπόθεσις τῆς πρὸς Τιμόθεον βʹ ἐπιστολῆς
At the end a stichometric note: στίχοι ροʹ.
PG, vol. 119, cols. 196D–240C.
1.12 (ff. 193v–196v) Commentarius in Epistolam ad Titum
Ὑπόθεσις τῆς πρὸς Τίτον ἐπιστολῆς
Πρὸς Τίτον, τῆς Κρητῶν ἐκκλησίας πρώτον ἐπίσκοπον χειροτονηθέντα· ἐγράφη ἀπὸ Νικοπόλεως τῆς Μακεδονίας· στίχοι ϟζʹ
PG, vol. 119, cols. 241–261B.
1.13 (ff. 197r–198v) Commentarius in Epistolam ad Philemonem
Ὑπόθεσις τῆς πρὸς Φιλήμονα ἐπιστολῆς
Πρὸς Φιλήμονα καὶ Ἀπφίαν, δεσπότας Ὀνησίμου, καὶ πρὸς Ἄρχιππον τῆς ἐν Κολασσαῖς ἐκκλησίας· ἐγράφη ἀπὸ Ῥώμης διὰ Ὀνησίμου οἰκέτου· στίχοι λζʹ
PG, vol. 119, cols. 261C–272C.
2 (ff. 199r–220v) Catena in Epistulas Catholicas
2.1 (ff. 199r–204v) Commentarius in Epistolam catholicam Jacobi
Ὑπόθεσις τῆς Ἰακώβου καθολικῆς ἐπιστολῆς
PG, vol. 119, cols. 452C–509A.
2.2 (ff. 204v–209v) Commentarius in Epistolam primam Petri
Ὑπόθεσις τῆς Πέτρου καθολικῆς ἐπιστολῆς
At the end a stichometric note in the margin: στίχοι σλϛʹ.
PG, vol. 119, cols. 509B–577A.
2.3 (ff. 209v–212v) Commentarius in Epistolam secundam Petri
Ὑπόθεσις τῆς βʹ ἐπιστολῆς Πέτρου
PG, vol. 119, cols. 577Β–617A.
2.4 (ff. 212v–217v) Commentarius in Epistolam primam Joannis
Ὑπόθεσις τῆς Ἰωάννου πρώτης ἐπιστολῆς
PG, vol. 119, cols. 617Α–684C.
2.5 (ff. 217v–218r) Commentarius in Epistolam secundam Joannis
Ὑπόθεσις τῆς Ἰωάννου βʹ καθολικῆς ἐπιστολῆς
PG, vol. 119, cols. 684D–696D; Cramer (1840), vol. 8, pp. 146–148.
2.6 (ff. 218r–218v) Commentarius in Epistolam tertiam Joannis
Ὑπόθεσις τῆς Ἰωάννου γʹ ἐπιστολῆς
PG, vol. 119, cols. 697A–704A.
2.7 (ff. 218v–220v) Commentarius in Epistolam Judae
Ὑπόθεσις τῆς καθολικῆς ἐπιστολῆς Ἰούδα
οἱ ἀπὸ Σίμωνος καὶ τῶν ὁμοίων ἐπιτήδευον κατὰ τοὺς προειρημένους λόγους
PG, vol. 119, cols. 704A–721C.
Support 1ff. LCI, SL1r–SL2v, SR1r–SR1v, RCI
225 × 170 mm
Foliation in pencil by a modern hand in the lower right margin: 1–220. Pagination in ink in the upper right margin of recto pages: 1–439.
Q1If.2 + Q2IIf.6 + Q3Vf.16 + Q4IIIf.22 + Q53f.f.25: no thread visible due to adhesive at the spine + Q6IIf.29 + Q71/2f.32 + Q8IIf.36 + Q92/1f.39 + Q10–145.IVf.79 + Q15IIf.83 + Q16IVf.91By way of restoration and rebinding, the order of the leaves and quires in unit 1 have ended up in great disarray. Extensive repair with new guards has resulted in anomalous bifolia, which fail to mirror the original state of the manuscript. Thus, the collation formula above only indicates the present state of the positioning of the leaves and sewing threads. The original order, however, was based on quaternions, except for the last quire which was a binion. The original quaternions would have had the leaves in the following sequence: ff. 2r–8v (first leaf of this quaternion is lost); ff. 1r–1v, 9r–15v; ff. 16r–23v; ff. 24r–29v, 32r–32v, 31r–31v; ff. 30r–30v, 37r–37v, 33r–33v, 35r–35v, 36r–36v, 34r–34v, 38r–38v, 39r–39v; ff. 64r–72v; ff. 40r–47v; ff. 48r–55v; ff. 56r–63v; ff. 72r–79v; ff. 84r–91v; ff. 80r–83v (binion). It is also probable that another three quires were lost at the beginning of the volume, if one is to assume that the text originally covered a complete Commentary to the Acts, i.e. also to Acts I–VIII, 8.
Q17–2913.IVf.195 + Q30(IV + 3f.f.196–198)f.206: 3 single leaves pasted together and onto the following quaternion + Q31IVf.214 + Q32IIIf.220
Hand 1(ff. SL2r–220r) Pehr Fabian Aurivillius Pagination and brief marginal notes in a modern hand, for example in the upper margin on (f. 28v).
Hand 2(ff. 1r–220r) Stig Yngve Rudberg Foliation in pencil in a modern hand.
Hand 3(ff. 1r–91v) Written with black and blackish-brown ink in a neat and regular upright minuscule interspersed with majuscule forms and some enlarged letters (tau, kappa, gamma). Writing pending from ruled lines. Ample use of abbreviations. Initials and subtitles in a bright cadmium red ink.
Hand 4(ff. 92r–220v) Written with brown ink in a somewhat square upright minuscule. Writing pending from ruled lines. The use of abbreviations is less conspicuous. Initials and titles in cadmium red ink. The page is dominated by the lambda and chi diagonals and a distinctive broad zeta. Some of the rubrics are written in a narrow epigraphic Auszeichungsmajuskel.
(ff. LCI, SL1r–SL2v) Blank endleaves, except for title information and a note of acquisition on (f. SL2r).
Very sparingly decorated. Rubricized plain initials, 1–2 lines high, passim; larger and elaborate ones, 3 lines high, only at the beginning of new text items, and these are still rather crude and simple in style. On (f. 28v) a headpiece with interlace pattern in red, black, and white (unfilled outline). On (f. 57v) a line filler in black and red and a simple interlace knot in the margin. Subtitles are sometimes written in red ink but without any further embellishment.
Rubricized plain initials, 1–2 lines high, passim; larger ones at the beginning of new text items, 4–5 lines high, thin and elongated with few embellishments. Headpieces and line fillers in red, black, and white, in a variety of geometrical designs, from a couple of simple red strokes with curlicues to more elaborate interlace patterns (e.g. on (f. 148r) and (f. 156v)). With a few exceptions the titles are rubricized and often accompanied by red or red and black star patterns.
Lace-attached case binding sewn on three supports. Half covered with parchment and marbled paper over paper boards. Endbands in blue and white. Paper strips from a Greek liturgical print have been used for restauration work at the spine; traces of text are visible on ff. 5r, 18r, 19r, 21r–21v, 30v.
Two types of paper are present as endleaves. One leaf , ff. SL2r–SL2v, is probably from the late seventeenth century and might be Italian to judge from the purchase note mentioning Venice. On the other endleaves there are watermarks from a Swedish paper mill, Tumba Bruk.
The binding was accomplished in the mid-eighteenth century, presumably on the commission of Uppsala University Library.
240 × 185 × 65 mm
Unit 1Probably written in the second half of the 13th c.. Place unknown.
Unit 2Probably written in the second half of the 13th c.. Place unknown.
At some point the volume came to Venice, where it came on the market in the late seventeenth century. It was acquired there by Johan Gabriel Sparwenfeldt , who was staying in Venice from November 1692 to February 1693 and again in October–December 1693; cf. note on f. SL2r: ‘Joh. Chrysostomi homiliae in Acta apost. (absque principio) et in 14 Epist. Pauli. Codex de caetero magnae antiquitatis et aestimationis, Emptus Venetiis a J. G. Sparwenfeldt’.
Donated to Uppsala University Library in 1705.
- Benzelius (1706), p. 49
- Aurivillius (1783–1786),
- Graux (1889), p. 26
- Gregory (1909), vol. 1, , pp. 270, vol. 3, 1106
- Wasserman (2010), pp. 79–85
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Cataloguing: Eva Nyström, Patrik Granholm
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Last revision: 2019-02-27