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MS. Canon. Class. Lat. 260

Summary Catalogue no.: 18841

Contents

1. (fol. 3)
Valerius Maximus, Memorabilia

With table of chapters.

Language(s): Latin
2. (fol. 123v)
Festus, Breuiarium rerum gestarum populi Romani
Language(s): Latin
3. (fol. 127v)
Walter Map, Epistola Valerii ad Rufinum ne ducat uxorem (= De nugis curialium, iv 3–5).
Final rubric: Expliciunt dissuasiones Valerii ad Rufum, ne ducat uxorem, vel secundum quosdam epistola beati Jeronimi ad eundem
Language(s): Latin
4. (fol. 130v)
Moral sentences from Seneca, Augustine, Cicero, Terence and others.
Incipit: Miserum est timere cum speres nihil
Language(s): Latin
5. (fol. 132)
Consolatory letter

Anonymous; concerning the recipient's father, also the writer's maternal grandfather.

Incipit: Ansie quidem et eo dolore, qui filium decere
Language(s): Latin

Item 5 is preceded by extracts made by Canonici from a diary of Altobelli Averoldi, bishop of Pola, for 1516–1523, headed 'Copia di quanto ho trovato scritti di pugno del Vescovo Altobello Averoldo sulle prime pagine d' un Antioo Valerio Massimo, manuscritto di raggione del S. Co. Ignazio Zanardis a me da esso dona terni ?'

Language(s): Italian and Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: ff. 134 in folio

Decoration

Fine initials (some damaged). (P&A ii. 141)

History

Origin: 14th century, end ; Italian, Veneto

Provenance and Acquisition

Matteo Luigi Canonici, 1727–1805

Giuseppe Canonici , -1807

Purchased by the Bodleian in 1817

Record Sources

Description adapted (March 2021) from the following sources:
Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford, II (1970), no. 141 [decoration, date, origin]
H. O. Coxe, Catalogi codicum manuscriptorum Bibliothecæ Bodleianæ pars tertia codices Græcos et Latinos Canonicianos complectens, Quarto Catalogues III, 1854 [contents, physical description]

Last Substantive Revision

2021-03: Description revised to incorporate all information in Quarto and P&A