Sidonius, Gaius Sollius Apollinaris (431-487)
This elegant codex, written in humanistic script, was commissioned by Pope Leo X († 1521). The Medici coat of arms can be found in the middle of the original binding's cover, in a rich frieze on the frontispiece, and in the initials on f. 3v and f. 134v. The decoration is attributed to the famous Florentine illuminator Attavante degli Attavanti († 1525) or his circle. This codex is from the collection of Major J.R. Abbey.
Online Since: 03/22/2017
- Abbey, John R. (Former possessor) | Attavanti, Attavante (Illuminator) | Bernard Quaritch Ltd. (London) (Seller) | Bodmer, Martin (Former possessor) | Cassiodorus, Flavius Magnus Aurelius (Author) | Firmin-Didot, Ambroise (Former possessor) | Gentili, Antonio Saverio (Former possessor) | Henry Yates Thompson (Former possessor) | Leo X., Papst (Patron) | Libri, Guillaume (Former possessor) | Sidonius, Gaius Sollius Apollinaris (Author) Found in: Standard description
This composite manuscript consists of three volumes and seven different codicological units. It transmits more than 30 works, Athanasian as well as pseudo-Athanasian, often in several copies. The texts were written in the 16th century in Northern Italy, in Switzerland or in Germany, perhaps on the initiative of Theodore Beza, in order for Peter Felckmann to prepare the first edition of the works of Athanasius in Greek, which was published in 1600-1601 by Commelin in Heidelberg. The manuscript preserves only late texts, but it is of great historical importance due to its status as the model for the editio princeps of Athanasius' works. It is the source of all the textual variants identified by Felckmann, that were then taken up by Montfaucon in 1686 and passed on by Migne.
Online Since: 06/13/2019