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|NARRATIO AUCTORIS IN FINE HUIUS OPERIS

[1] Deo vivo et vero sit laus, quia sex libros huius voluminis cohoperante Sancti Spiritus gratia consumavi. Nunc autem precor omnes et singulos, qui emolumentum percipiunt de hoc labore, ut felicem optent requiem inventori, quem infiniti scorpiones venenosis caudis pungere nitebantur, post cuius dorsum canes plurimi latraverunt. Sed ante ipsius faciem contremuerunt omnium labia invidiorum.

DE RECITATIONIS TEMPORE

[2] Recitatus equidem fuit hic liber, approbatus et coronatus lauro Bononie apud sanctum Iohannem in Monte, in loco qui dicitur Paradisus,1 anno domini .M.CC.XV. septimo Kalendas Aprilis2 coram universitate professorum iuris canonici et civilis et aliorum doctorum et scolarium multitudine numerosa.

rubr.: De tempore recitationis tr. S om. MP         Cecitatus P1         equidem: quidem A        septimo: .xvii. A om. S        uniuersitate--ciuilis: uni uilis P1           doctorum aliorum tr. S

DE TEMPORE DATIONIS

[3] Item datus et in commune deductus fuit Padue in maiori ecclesia, in presentia domini Alatrini3 summi pontificis cappellani, tunc apostolice sedis legati, venerabilis Iordani Paduani episcopi,4 Giofredi5 theologi6 cancelarii Mediolanensis, professorum iuris canonici et civilis et omnium doctorum et scolarium Padue commorantium, anno domini .M.CC.XXVI. ultimo die mensis Marcii.7

rubr. om. P         deductus: reductus A Berlin      episcopi Paduani tr. S       Giofredi: Ziffredi P1 Zotfredi A     anno--Marcii: etc. Berlin         .M.CC.XXVI.: indictione .XV. add. S      Marcii: Martii P1


Colophons

M: Deo gratias. Tu autem Domine nostri miserere. Explicit liber Boncompagni. Qui scripscit scribat semper cum Domino uiuat.

A: Explicit liber qui dicitur Boncompagnus. Vnde gratie cum tripudio et laudes cum preconio cunctorum Creatori inclitissimo perpetuo ab omnibus referantur, quia perficiendi Iacobo contulit plenarie potestatem. Amen. Amen.

S: Explicit liber qui dicitur Boncompagnus. Deo gratias. Qui scripsit hunc librum, semper locetur in Paradisus.

S2 add. Explicit Candelabrum eloquentie.


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2 Sunday, 26 April 1215, 1a in Albis (Easter was 19 April, the previous Sunday).

3 See Po. 7552 (ed. SARTI-FATTORINI 2.34 no. 19). Po. 7288 provides a datum a quo (19 July 1224) for Alatrinus' legation in the March. ; WALEY Papal State 309, 312. A papal chaplain and subdeacon of this name served as rector in spiritualibus in the papal patrimony in Tuscany 1227-1230 (Liber Censuum FABRE-DUCHESNE ed. 1.537) and as as rector in spiritualibus et temporalibus in the duchy of Spoleto 1234-35, as papal nuncio there Nov.-Dec. 1236. According to WALEY (Papal State 137), Alatrinus was legate in the March for several years before acting as rector in the duchy of Spoleto. See P. PRESSUTI Regesta Honorii Papae III (Rome 1895) vol. 2. nos. 6203ff. Po. 10038,10046 (Oct 22, 1935) 10432. For a (probably different) papal chaplain Alatrinus mentioned in an undated decretal of Innocent III, see KENNETH PENNINGTON "Cum causam que: A decretal of Pope Innocent III" BMLC 7 (1977) 110-103. During the reign of Innocent III an Alatrinus was promised the office of provost of Aachen by Frederick II, who valued the papal chaplain highly; this promise came to fruition with Honorius III's agreement in 1218 (MGH Epistolae saec. XIII 1.34ff. no. 45 = E. MEUTHEN Aachener Urkunden 1101-1250 (Bonn 1972) 257f. no. 64, cf. 258-260 no. 65; see also MEUTHEN "Die Aachener Pröpste bis zum Ende der Stauferzeit" Zeitschrift des Aachener Geschichtsvereins 78 (1966-67) 5-95 at 59f. Alatrinus remained in Frederick's good graces, cf. MGH Epistolae saec. XIII 1.109 no. 154 (11.12.1220). For more on Alatrinus, see RAOUL MANSELLI "Federico II ed Alatrino, diplomatico pontificio del secolo XIII" Studi Romani 6 (1958) 649-658, esp. 650ff. He was used extensively as a diplomatic envoy between the imperial court and the Roman curia.

4 Jordanus Maltraversi, bishop of Padua (3.12.1214-5.11.1228).

5 Goffredo Castiglioni, chancellor of the church of Milan (1219?, 1223-1227), cardinal priest of S. Marco (1227-1238), legate in Lombardy and Tuscany (1228-1229), auditor in the Roman curia (see AUVRAY 997, 1063, 1365, 1501, 2028, 2092, 2093, 2621, 2727, 2846, 2941, 3221, 3347, 3541, cardinal bishop of Sabina (1238-1241) and pope (Celestine IV, 1241). See AGOSTINO PARAVICINI BAGLIANI Cardinali di curia e familiae cardinalizie dal 1227 al 1254 Italia Sacra 18-19 (Padua, Antenore 1972) 1.32-40.

6 Rolandinus Patavinus Cronica in factis et circa facta Marchie Trivixane 5.5 (ed. BONARDI 75.9-10): in theologia peritum.

7 Tuesday, 31 March 1226. The date was probably chosen only because the papal legate was in town, as opposed to the first reading in Bologna, which took place on an festal day (see above, note 2).

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