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The Richard Rufus of Cornwall Project

Preparing Critical Editions of Rufus' Extant Works

Supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities

Notae (Notes)

Keyed to the text of Metaphysica, Translatio Arabica-Latina, Versio Vulgata, with blue numbers, are notes. In particular, notes are used in cases when, although Rufus is not quoting Aristotle directly, his exposition strongly suggests that his copy of Aristotle had a reading we would otherwise reject. Where the notes include quotations, these do not appear on the page unless the reader clicks on them. Clicking once on a series of highlighted blue dots will reveal the material that has been omitted; clicking twice conceals it once again.


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D: Gion Darms, Averroes: In Aristotelis librum II (α) Metaphysicorum commentarius: Die lateinische Übersetzung des Mittelalters auf handschriftlicher Grundlage mit Einleitung und problemgeschichtlicher Studie, Freiburg (Üechtland): Paulusverlag, 1966.
F: Ferdinando (Salvatore) Ruggiero, Averrois in X(I) Metaphysicorum Aristotelis commentarius, Tesi di laurea presentata alla Facoltà di Lettere dell'Università di Fribourg, 1961.
I: Aristoteles, Metaphysica: Comm: Averroes, Padua: Laurentius Canozius de Lendenaria, for Johannes Philippus Aurelianus et Fratres, 30 Jan. 1473.
P: Ruggero Ponzalli, Averrois in librum V (Δ) Metaphysicorum Aristotelis commentarius, Bern: Francke, 1971.
R: Richard Rufus, Scriptum in Metaphysicam Aristotelis, editio in preparatione.
T: Bernhard Bürke, Das neunte Buch (Θ) des lateinischen großen Metaphysik-Kommentars von Averroes, Bern: Francke, 1969.


B: Bologna, Biblioteca universitaria 2344 (aka 1180), fol. 263-331 (Adam Buckfield, In Metaphysicam Aristotelis).
M: Paris, Bibliothèque Mazarine, Ms. 3467, fol. 1-162.
N: Paris, Bibliothèque nationale, Ms. lat. 15453, fol. 267-354.

Codices citati in notibus

C71 Oxford. Bodleian Library. Codex Lat. misc. C71
N285 Oxford. New College Library. Codex 285
PM80 Praha. Archiv Pražského hradu, Knihovna metropolitní kapitoly. Codex M.80
Q290 Erfurt. Universitätsbibliothek. Codex Ampl. Quarto 290
S2322 Salamanca. Bibl. Univ., B. General Historica. Codex 2322
V4538 Vatican. Bibl. Apostolica Vaticana. Codex Vat. Lat. 4538