In libros Ethicorum Aristotelis

ca. I.4 (1096b6)

F-p2x4

Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, latin 14800

William Duba, Fragmentarium, 2019 (Not Printed)

General Information

Title: Lectiones super libros Ethicorum Aristotelis

Shelfmarks: latin 14800

Material: Parchment

Place of Origin: Paris?

Date of Origin: Late thirteenth century

Script, Hands:

A regular but informal Gothic cursive. Notably, the superscript a signalling an abbreviation is usually closed, and the abbreviation for pro, like that for per, features a horizontal crossbar through the descender, just curving around on the left side.

General Remarks:

Place of origin is an inference based on content (lectures on the Ethics) and that it was likely reused in the library of St. Victor at the end of the fourteenth century.

Original Condition

Number of Columns: 2

Number of Lines: at least 29

Content

  • Content Item
    • Text Language: Latin
    • Title: In libros Ethicorum Aristotelis
    • Content Description:

      1ra features the lemma: Probabilius autem, etc., and discusses the Pythagoreans; the reference is thus to Ethica nicomachea I.4 (1096b6; Aristoteles Latinus 26.2, p. 147; 26.3, p. 190): "Probabilius autem videntur Pytagorici dicere de ipso, ponentes in bonorum coordinacione unum; quos utique et Speusippus sequi videtur. Set de hiis quidem igitur alius sit sermo"

      The beginning of the lecture reads:

      Circa partem istam primo querendo* supra quedam supradicta in precendi lectione, videlicet quod commodius est scruptari utrum bonum dicatur uni\vo/ce, et de ydea boni quam querere utrum bonum summum sit in diviciis et honoribus et voluptatibus. {secundo de hoc quod dicit quod Pytagorici probabilius dicebant quam Platonici}. Tertio de hoc quod dicit...

      The form of the text follows that of a scholastic lecture, where, after the reading of the passage of Aristotle, a series of questions on the text are posed.

    • 1r

History

Origin:

Possibly Paris

Provenance:

St.-Victor