A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology

Smith, William

A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology. William Smith, LLD, ed. 1890

Suarez (Notit. Basil. § 27) states, that portions of the Paratitla of Codon, copied from a Cretan manuscript, were in the library of Ant. Augustinus. Paratitla are additions made by commentators, explaining difficulties and filling up deficiencies in one title of the authorized collections of civil law by summaries of parallel passages in other titles. (Heimbach, Anecdota, i. p. xviii.) Several books of Paratitla are known still to exist in manuscript in various libraries. (Pohl, ad Suares. Notit. Basil. p. 101, n. η.) Perhaps Codon is a fictitious name assumed by some commentator on the Code of Justinian, for such names were common among the Graeco-Roman jurists. Thus, Enantiophanes is the name given to the author (probably Photius) of a treatise περὶ ἐναντιοφανῶν (apparent legal inconsistencies). So the Paratitla of Tipucitus are perhaps the work of an author who took the name Tipucitus (Τιπούκειτος) from explaining what (τί) the law is, and where it is to be found (ποῦ κεῖται); though Heimbach (Anecdota, i. p. 220) refers the name to the book, not the author. Under BAPHIUS we have mentioned a similar conjecture of Suarez; but Heimbach (l.c.) thinks, that Baphius is a mere fabrication of Nic. Comnenus Papadopoli, which he was induced to hazard under cover of the false reading Βαφίου for Φαβίου in a passage of the Basilica referring to the lex Fabia. (Basil. vii. p. 787.)