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MS. Canon. Class. Lat. 173

Summary Catalogue no.: 18754


Plutarch, Lives (Various translations including that of the Life of Phocion by Guarino datable to 1434.)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper


Fine initials. Written in semi-humanistic script. (Pächt and Alexander ii. 385, pl. XXXVII)


Origin: 15th century, second quarter (after 1434) ; Italian, Veneto (?)

Provenance and Acquisition

Matteo Luigi Canonici, 1727–1805

Giuseppe Canonici , -1807

Purchased by the Bodleian in 1817

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Quarto Catalogue (H. O. Coxe, Catalogi codicum manuscriptorum Bibliothecæ Bodleianæ pars tertia codices Græcos et Latinos Canonicianos complectens, Quarto Catalogues III, 1854). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1970).

Last Substantive Revision

2018-10-14: Mitch Fraas Provenance and acquisition information added using https://github.com/littlegustv/oxfordupdates/blob/master/test_case_for_oxford_prov.rb in collaboration with the Mapping Manuscript Migrations project.