Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 23 (S.2.13)
Title: Adnotationes Philosophicae
Images: [ MS Hunter 23 fol. 1v ]
Date of Creation: Between 1199 and 1399
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: Incerti Auctoris, Adnotationes Philosophicae.
Unknown Author's Philosophical and Medical Notebook:
Begins (1, 1 recto line 1): Incipit diuisio philosophie supra quam licet artem [rubric] | H [illuminated initial] umana natura multipara est ancilla ut | scribitur in principio mechanice.
Ends (6, 11 verso col. b, line 31): et quarta impositura et cetera.
The first ten folios are scorched, especially lower outer corners. The writing on the first page is almost illegible through wear and want of protection.
The contents of this MS. comprise 28 different sets of notes on subjects of mediŠval study, as follows:
1. A Treatise on Philosophical Division, probably Divisio Scientiae by Johannes Dacus, ff. 1-7.
2. Notes, grammatical, on Priscian, ff. 8, 9.
3. Notes, philosophical, on Porphyry, f. 9.
4. Notes, philosophical, on Aristotle's Categories, f. 9.
5. Notes, philosophical, on Aristotle's De Elocutione Oratoria, ff. 9, 10.
6. Notes, philosophical, on Aristotle's (?) Principia, f. 10.
7. Notes, philosophical, on Boethius' Topica, f. 10.
8. Notes, philosophical, on Boethius' Divisiones, ff. 10, 11.
9. Notes, philosophical, on Aristotle's Ethics, ff. 11-13.
10. Notes, philosophical, on Aristotle's Elenchi (?), ff. 13, 14.
11. Notes, philosophical, on Aristotle's Posterior Analytics, ff. 14, 15.
12. Notes, philosophical, on Aristotle's Prior Analytics, ff. 15, 16.
13. Notes, philosophical, on Aristotle's De Anima, ff. 16, 17.
14. Notes, philosophical, on Aristotle's Metaphysics, ff. 21, 22.
15. Notes, philosophical, on Aristotle's Mechanics, ff. 17-21.
16. Notes, philosophical, on Aristotle's De Somno et Vigilia, f. 23.
17. Notes, philosophical, on Aristotle's De Generatione, ff. 23, 24.
18. Notes, philosophical, on Decretals, Bk. VI., f. 24.
19. Notes, philosophical, on Aristotle's Ethics, ff. 25-29.
20. Notes, philosophical, on Boethius' De Consolatione, ff. 29-34.
21. Notes, philosophical, on Aristotle's Metaphysics, Bk. I., f. 34.
22. Notes, philosophical, on Decretals, Bk. 1., ff. 34-36.
23. Notes, philosophical, on Aristotle's Physics, ff. 37-44.
24. Notes, medical, on Aristotle's De Morbo et Accidente, ff. 45-50.
25. Notes, medical, on Aristotle's De Interioribus, ff. 50-55.
26. Notes, medical, on Aristotle's De Crisi, ff. 55-60.
27. Notes, medical, on Aristotle's De Juvamentis Membrorum, ff. 61-63.
28. Notes, medical, on Galen's Ars Medicinalis, ff. 63-67. (See T.1.1).
No. 1 ends (1, 7 verso col. b, lines 35, 36): Explicit scientia modi diuisionis omnium scientiarum a ma | gistro Johanne dato parisius [i.e. for Parisiis] edita - [a red line is drawn through these lines.
[Elspeth Yeo has suggested this is probably the 'Divisio scientiae' of Johannes Dacus. Young and Aitken misread 'dato' as 'tato', leading to the erroneous suggestion that Johannes Tatus = John Tate, or Tait, perhaps a Scottish scholar at Paris]
No. 18 is preceded by five introductory hexameters, beginning: Pars prior officium parat. ecclesiastique ministros.
[Formerly R.6.1; R.6.60].
Negative microfilm in stock
Physical Description: Bound volume.
Vellum, 9 7/8 x 7, ff. 68, written in France, in double cols. of 39-41 lines, each 6 3/4 x 2 3/8, ruled and margined with brown crayon, catchwords, signatures, foliation modern, illuminated initials and coloured capitals, rubrics, paragraph marks alternately red and blue (ff. 1-7, 16, 17), close contracted writing in more than one hand, marginalia and corrections, contemporary, first page floreated, fol. sec. positis in primo. Cent. XIII.-XIV.
Binding: All gone but remains of vellum back straps. (Now [1906] being rebound.)
[For detailed collation see: John Young and P. Henderson Aitken, A Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Library of The Hunterian Museum in The University of Glasgow. (Glasgow, 1908), p. 22.]
Access: Normal conditions
Language: Latin
Material Type: Notebook
Bibliography: A. Otto, 'Magister Johannes Dacus und seine Schriften' in Classica et medievalia, 13 (1952), pp 73-86; John Young & P.H. Aitken, A catalogue of the manuscripts in the Library of the Hunterian Museum in the University of Glasgow (Glasgow, 1908), pp 22-23.
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247

Names associated with this item:

author: Johannes Dacus
subject: Aristotle
subject: Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius c.475-524
subject: Galen 131-200
Formerly known as Claudius Galenus.
subject: Porphyry c.234-c.305
subject: Priscian fl.500-530
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