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MS. Canon. Class. Lat. 37

Summary Catalogue no.: 18618


Juvenal, Satirae (with glosses)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Good historiated initial.

fol. 2r

  • Type inital S
  • Subject Figure painted in red, in short tunic, cloak and cap with long streamers, holds the hand of another, twisted into the shape of initial S, apparently escaping or flying away.

Diagram, fol. 59v. (Pächt and Alexander ii. 35, pl. IV)

fol. 59v

  • Type diagram
  • Subject Astronomical diagram.

fol. 8r

  • Type drawing, right margin
  • Subject Head of a bearded man.

fol. 29v

  • Type drawing, left margin
  • Subject Profile of a man.


Origin: 12th century, first half ; Italian

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.