Title Evthymii Monachi Zigaboni Commentationes in Omnes Psalmos de Graeco in
Binding Leather & paper
Size Folio, 22.4 x 32.4 x 6cm.
Location Published Verona per Stephanum Nicolinum Sabiensem, & Fratres
Book Number 16127
Byzantine theologian's Commentary on the Psalms, Verona, Italy, 1530
ZIGABENOS, EUTHYMIOS. Evthymii Monachi Zigaboni Commentationes in Omnes Psalmos de Graeco in Latinvm conversae per R.D. Philippvm Savlvm Episcopvm Brvgnatensem. Avrevm ac Divinvm Opvs. Non sine priuilegio, mulctaqz pecuniaria, & excom poena, ut in priu. cont. [Colophon:] Ne quis alius hunc librum per decennium imprimere aut imprimi facere impressumue uendere aut uedendum tradere, tam in hac Vrbe quam in omnibus aliis priuilegio cautum est sub poena in eo contenta. Verona per Stephanum Nicolinum Sabiensem, & Fratres. MDXXX mense Ianuario...  Folio 22.4 x 32.4 x6cm. $1,200.00
Euthymios Zigabenos, or Zigadenos, the theologian (fl. ca. 1100) Byzantine theologian. "For a long period Zigabenos was wrongly identified with Euthymios of Akmonia. He was a monk in Constantinople invited by Alexios I (probably ca.1110) to write a refutation of heresies, which he produced under the title of Panopli dogmatike... He also wrote commentaries on the Psalms, Gospels, and St. Paul's epistles."--The Oxford Dict. of Byzantium, III:2227. "A Latin translation of his commentary on the Psalms was published by Philippus Saulus (Verona, 1530)...In his commentary on the Gospels, which is superior to that on the Psalms, Euthymius follows in general the ancient authorities, especially Chrysostom, although he shows some independence. Allegorical and mystical interpretations are occasionally borrowed."--New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge, IV:216. We are pleased to offer Zigabenos' Commentary on the Psalms in this early Latin translation.
Bound (18th cent?) leather spine with decorated paper over boards, edges of decorated paper heavily worn away, bottom 5.5cm of spine leather chipped away, corners worn down, gilt lettering and decoration on spine, leather rubbed & scuffed, decorated paper soiled and rubbed, blue page edges, front free endpaper remounted, 2 tears in bottom margin of title--one sometime repaired with old paper, larger marginal tear repaired with archival rag paper, large damp stain in top 6cm of first 2/3 of pages, large damp stain in bottom 7cm of first 2/3 of pages, damp stains in inner margins of last few pages, light foxing; leaves Z4-5, A1-3,6-8, B3&6, C1&8 are very heavily browned. Woodcut headpiece, Greek words printed in margins throughout. Inscription at bottom of title: "Liber Hospitalis singloru ex dono D. Jo. Heliaris Penitentiarii Angli."