VATICAN CITY - Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana - Vat. gr. 1359

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Demetrios Raoul Kabakes (15th c.) - RGK: I.95, II.128e, III.162 - VGH: 102.A, 295.B - PLP: V.10016
Date 1480
Origin Roma < Lazio < Italy
Identification Diktyon (Pinakes), 67991
Comment Scribe, date and origin are inferred from the subscription in f. 486v: δημητρίου ῥαοὺλ καβάκη· σπαρτιάτου κ(αὶ) | βυζαντίου: | ἐγράφη ἐν ῥώμη· ἐν ὧ χρόνω (ἔτει suprascr.), ὄτροντω | τούρκοι κατέλαβων: (cf. Colonna 1945: 54). The subscription continues (cf. Lampros 1907: 332): ὁ τοῦ διὸς παῖς καλλίνηκος ἡρακλῆς | μούκιος εἶναι βιάζεται: | ἐγράφη ἐν ῥώμη· ἐν ὧ ἔτει ὅτροντω τούρ|κοι κατέλαβων: | δημητρίου εὐχῆ περὶ τὰς ἀρχὰς τῆς ἡμέρας: | : χάρις τῶ θεῶ τῶ αἰτίω τοῦ φωτὸς· κ(αὶ) ἀπλῶς (post corr.) πάντων | τ(ῶν) ἀγαθ(ῶν). οὐ μόνον τῶν ἐπεὶ τῆς γῆς κ(αὶ) ἐν τοῖς ἄλλοις στοιχίοις (κ(αὶ) ἐν τοῖς ἄλλοις στοιχίοις rursus scripsit in marg.)· | ἀλλὰ καὶ ἐν αὐτὸ (in marg.) τῶ οὐρανῶ ἡγεμ(ῶν) κ(αὶ) ἄναξ, κ(αὶ) οἰκονόμος | τῶν ἄλλων φώτων· νοῦς τοῦ κόσμου κ(αὶ) εὐκρασία | ἀίδιος: (rursus scripsit χάρις... ἀίδιος).
An alternative date is found in a second colophon in f. 491v, after a letter to Kabakes' son (ff. 487r-489r) and a nota possesoris by Fulvio Orsini (f. 491r, cf. Colonna 1945: 54): πληρουμένου τοῦ τρίτου ἔτους τοῦ πάπ(π?)α ἠντζενσίου, ἔχωμ(εν) ἐν τῆ ῥώμη χρόνους, κᾱ. | : θαυμάζω μέν τι τοὺς π(ατέ)ρας?, οὐδὲν μέν τι ἧττον τῶ υἱῶ | κ(αὶ) συγγραφὴ: πρὸς τὰ τὸ μαρδονίω, κ(αὶ) τοῖς ἀγγέλοις | ἀποκρινάμενοι: On this double date, cf. Lampros (1907: 332-333).
The first part is very similar to the subscription by the same scribe in Vat. gr. 173 f. 346 (cf. VG 102.A n. 5, Lampros: 1907: 333, Mercati 1923: 193), dated thus to 1487 and from which it is inferred that Kabakes arrived in Rome in 1466.
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