Кодикологические замечания о двух аристотелевских рукописях Димитрия Халкокондила
Identical physical features, unnoticed by scholars, of two manuscripts copied by Demetrius Chalkondyles, Par. suppl. gr. 333 and Ambr. L 117 sup., suggest the possibility of their common origin. The results of a codicological analysis of the manuscripts, compared with the available information about the textual tradition of their contents, make it possible to reconstruct the history of the both books. In the 1470s, Chalkondyles copied Mech. (Par. suppl. gr. 333, ff. 163–176) from Matr. 4563. Then he transcribed IA, Somn. Vig., Ins., Div. Somn., MA, GA and most probably Sens. and Mem. (Par. suppl. gr. 333, ff. 79–162, 177–222; together with Mech. this part makes up the codicological block A) from the deperditus ς, which had been once copied from Par. gr. 1921, Par. gr. 1853, Vat. Urb. gr. 37 and a brother-manuscript of Laur. Plut. 81.1. Since Par. gr. 1921 is known to have belonged to Theodore Gaza, whose library arrived to Florence soon after 1476, ς may have been connected to this humanist. Afterwards Demetrius copied Met. (Ambr. L 117 sup., ff. 1–114: block B) from Vind. phil. gr. 64. PA (Ambr. L 117 sup., ff. 115–171: block C) could have been copied from ς or rather from the Viennese codex. The blocks A and C got into the hands of John Servopulos who provided them with signatures; later on, he returned C to Demetrius and before 1484 took A to England. There, most probably in the 1490s, he supplemented A with two further blocks, containing PA, Long. and Spir. (Par. suppl. gr. 333, ff. 1–78, 223–244), which he copied himself following the page design and quire type of A; he also moved Chalkondyles’ quires containing GA from the end of A to its beginning. The owner and maybe commissioner of this compound codex was Thomas Linacre. In the meantime, the blocks B and C had remained in Demetrius’ hands at least until his move from Florence to Milan in 1491. At some moment in the 15th or 16th c. they were bound to make up the codex Ambr. L 117 sup.