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MS. Canon. Class. Lat. 66

Summary Catalogue no.: 18647


Servius, Commentary on Virgil

Aeneid, fol. 1; Eclogues, fol. 240; Georgics, fol. 269v.

Colophon: (fol. 319) Istum librum scripsit frater christoforus de Soncino ordinis predicatorum ad usum Mei Gerardi de elle Anno domini Moccccoliijo die iija mensis Februarii. etc.
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper
Extent: ii + 317 fols.
Dimensions (leaf): 282 × 215 mm.


1 col., 33 lines, written space 175-80 × 115-20 mm.


Spaces left for initials.


Origin: 1453 ; Italian

Provenance and Acquisition

Written for Gherardo de .elle by Cristoforo de Soncino OP.

Matteo Luigi Canonici, 1727-1805

Giuseppe Canonici , -1807

Purchased by the Bodleian in 1817

MS. Canon. Class. Lat. 66, endleaves (fols. 1-2)


Language(s): Latin

⟨Aesopus moralizatus abbreviatus⟩
Incipit: ||Esopus tetigit consona uerba mouens (xxi a)
Explicit: In miseros armet, nam potes esse miser (xliii)||

The text (cf. Walther 20163, inc. ‘Verborum levitas morum fert pondus honestum’) comprises the concluding distichs from each tale of the Aesopus moralizatus (Hervieux, Les fabulistes latins, II. 316-351), each distich preceded by a rubric.

With later annotations and notes.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: bifolium (text is continuous)
Dimensions (leaf): 280 × 210 mm.


1 col., 19-20 lines, written space 210 × 140 mm.


Southern textualis


Rubrics. Red and blue paraphs.


Origin: 14th century ; Italy

Additional Information

Record Sources

Description adapted (Nov. 2019) by Matthew Holford from the following sources, with additional description of fols. 1-2:
A. G. Watson, Catalogue of Dated and Datable Manuscripts c.435-1600 in Oxford Libraries (Oxford, 1984), no. 160 [colophon, physical description, origin, date]
(H. O. Coxe, Catalogi codicum manuscriptorum Bibliothecæ Bodleianæ pars tertia codices Græcos et Latinos Canonicianos complectens, Quarto Catalogues III, 1854) [contents]

Last Substantive Revision

2018-10-14: Mitch Fraas/Mapping Manuscript Migrations 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.'