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MS. Add. A. 166

Summary Catalogue no.: 24729


Lives of Juvenal (three short lives)
Incipit: ⟨I⟩unius Iuuenalis libertino locupletis
Incipit: ⟨I⟩uuenalis satiricus Aquinates oppido fuit
Incipit: ⟨I⟩uuenalis proprium illy fuit Aquinates
Language(s): Latin
Juvenal, Satires

With partial glosses (sat. i and part of ii) and arguments in verse to eight satires.

Language(s): Latin
3. (fol. 93)

Later additions:

Metrical calendar
Incipit: Principio Jany
Language(s): Latin
Incipit: Colluj che parte more et tace in foro
Incipit: Infelici parenti. infelice hora
Language(s): Italian
Astrological poem
Incipit: Nil capiti facias, Aries cum Luna refulget
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper
Extent: 96 fols.
Dimensions (leaf): 197 × 140 mm.
Dimensions (written): 140 × c. 75–80 mm.


1 col., 22 lines.



Spaces left for initials.


Origin: 1475 ; Italian, Rieti

Provenance and Acquisition

Fol. 92v: 'Explicit liber vuuenalis[sic] Quem ego petrus simon constantiny Jacobi Vanderutij de Rieto scrypsy et ad ffinem produxy in Ciuitate Rieti ac in escola magistri petri felitiany de cingulo sub Anno domini MºccccºLxxv [v erased and arabic 2 added] Inditione viija tempore dominy dominy ...Sixty pape quinty... etc. die xxv mensis Iulij etc.'.

Guglielmo Libri, no. 565 in his sale, 1859.

Purchased by the Bodleian.

Record Sources

Adapted (2017) from A. G. Watson, Catalogue of Dated and Datable Manuscripts, and from the Summary Catalogue (1905).


Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.