COPLAND 3 wrote:
I have a short sentence that I was hoping someone could take a crack at, it comes from Nicholas of Lyra on 2 Thessalonians 2:4, I think I transcribed it correct, other than the *, I think it migt be an &
In templo. Reaedificato ab ipso, * Iudaeis sibi adbaerentibus. Exponunt in templo, idest, sic se oftendet ac si ipse sit templum de modo, quo bumanitas Christi est dei templunc.
Here is the link to where it is found if you need to consult it, it is found at the bottom right hand corner of pg 672 http://www.archive.org/stream/bibliorum ... 1/mode/2up
My transcription:Sic transcribo:
"in templo. reaedificato ab ipso, & Iudaeis sibi adhaerentibus. exponunt in templo, idest, sic se ostendet ac si ipse sit templum de modo, quo humanitas Christi est dei templum."
My translation:Sic verto:
"In the temple: rebuilt by himself, and the Jews who follow him. They put forth [set out?] in the temple, that is, he holds himself forth thus, and if he himself is the temple of the mode/manner, by which the humanity of Christ is the temple of God.
I write "he," but the referent could be he/she/it. Not sure what the author intends by "de modo." Isolated words are hard to translate, given that the greater context of his commentary seems very important to his meaning. He also writes in a clipped style."He" scribo, sed verba he/she/it intendere possunt. Nescio quid auctor verbis "de modo" significet. Cum contextus valde sententiae auctoris refert, verba cum se ipsis stantes vertendo obfendunt. Stylo etiam praeciso scribit.
I just want to say that the page layout of that source is really something interesting. It mimics the kind of elaborate, multi-layered commentary you get in some medieval manuscripts, except in printed form. I gather than the Biblical verse is in the middle (in large type), while the sentence is question is a comment on the words "in templo." I see that Nicolaus de Lyra has assembled various statements by authorities on this verse, and then provided his own commentary at the end of the chain. Is this an example of a catena?Dicere volo speciem huius paginae mihi valde interesse. Videtur imitari commentaria plexa inter circraque lineas scripta quae in manuscriptis temporis mediaevalis inveniri solent. Hic autem haud scripta sunt, immo impressa. Mea sententia, versus biblicus in medio est literis magnis scriptus, sententia quam adfers commentarium super verba "in templo" est. Videlicet Nicolaus de Lyra multas sententias doctorum una collegit, tum commentarium suum fine catenae scripsit. Estne hoc catena?
Obiter: I just read the introduction to the incredibly fascinating The Book Of Memory: A Study of Memory in Medieval Culture
, and the author briefly discussed Aquinas's Catena Aurea as an example of how he composed mentally, from memory. Apparently Aquinas would work almost entirely from memory, ordering all the commentaries that he read in head, then composing his own ideas before dictating them to scribes. He is said to have dictated multiple arguments simultaneously to three or four different scribes. Amazing!By the way, nuper proeemium libri nomine "The Book of Memory: A Study of Memory in Medieval Culture" legi, quo in libro auctor de Aquinae Catena Aurea passim scripsit ut eum solentem e memoria scribere ostendat. Videtur e memoria Aquinas paene semper pangere, omnia commentaria quae usquam legat seriatim in mentem ponere priusquam scribis textum suum dictare. Fertur eodem tempore disputationes varias scribis tribus vel etiam quattuor dictavisse. Mirum!