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

MS. Canon. Class. Lat. 279

Summary Catalogue no.: 18860


Nonius Marcellus, De compendiosa doctrina ('extract form')
Language(s): Latin
Astronomical excerpts from Macrobius and Pliny.
Language(s): Latin
Grammatical treatises
Language(s): Latin
Seneca, Epistulae ad Lucilium,

1–88 (fragmentary)

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Good diagrams. (Pächt and Alexander i. 425)


Origin: 9th century, late, or 10th century ; French, Auxerre (?)

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 (1966).

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.