MS. Canon. Class. Lat. 41
Summary Catalogue no.: 18622
The Oxford Juvenal
Juvenal, Satires ('The Oxford Juvenal'); Italy (Montecassino), late 11th or early 12th century
This manuscript famously contains 36 lines of satire VI not found in any other manuscript, 34 after line 365 and 2 more after line 373 (fols. 20v-21r)
Ruled with hard point; 1 col., 35 lines; ruled space 185 × 95 mm.
Beneventan script by one scribe, not trained at Montecassino, but whose hand has also been identified in other manuscripts written at Montecassino: see Erik Kwakkel and Francis Newton, Medicine at Monte Cassino: Constantine the African and the Oldest Manuscript of His Pantegni, Speculum Sanitatis 1 (Turnhout: Brepols, 2019), esp. pp. 118, 154-6, 224.
Good initials. (Pächt and Alexander ii. 24, pl. II)
18th-century Italian quarter-binding of leather and plain parchment.
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Last Substantive Revision
2022-09: Description revised for publication on Digital Bodleian.