A catalogue of Western manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries and selected Oxford colleges

MS. Add. C. 192

Summary Catalogue no.: 29278


Silius Italicus, Punica
Colophon: (fol. 203) Explicit liber xvij secundi belli punici ... scriptus et completus per me comedium bartolomei de coritho [Cortona] Sub anno domini M.cccc.lx die xiiijª.maij etc.

A note written on fol. 203 in 1753 gives the name Nicomedes de Venutis as the alias of Comedius. For another MS. written by him see Colophons de mss. i., no. 2791.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper
Extent: 217 fols.
Dimensions (leaf): 325 × 240 mm.
Dimensions (written): 230–5 × 90–100 mm.


1 col., 30 lines.


Spaces left for initials and rubrics.


Blind-stamped leather over boards, 15th century.

Accompanying Material

Two small fragments of a 14th cent. Latin MS. attached to fol. 215.


Origin: 1455 ; Italian, Cortona (?)

Provenance and Acquisition

According to a note written in 1753 on fol. 203, this MS. was then 'in Bibliotheca equ. Marcelli et Fratrum de Venutis' at Cortona.

According to another note on fol. 203, written by Benvenuto Giuseppe de Venutti, son of Marcello, the MS. came to his father from Giovanni Girolamo Severini (?), and to him from the priest Pier Antonio Santucci, who found it at Florence.

Bought at Rome from the signore Guiseppa Venuti for £5 in April 1883.

Record Sources

Adapted (2018) from A. G. Watson, Catalogue of Dated and Datable Manuscripts, and the Summary Catalogue (1905).


Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.