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

MS. Canon. Class. Lat. 88

Summary Catalogue no.: 18669


Seneca, Tragedies
Colophon: (fol. 228) ... expliciunt tragedie complete Millesimo trecentesimo Nonagesimo nono die octaua augusti hora xva. in Scol' Reuerendissimi artis gramatice doctoris et rhetorice eximij professoris magistri gentilis de Rauenna ...

Occasional glossing.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper
Extent: 228 fols.
Dimensions (leaf): 290 × 215 mm.


1 col., 27 lines, written space 210–30 × c. 100 mm.


More than one scribe: perhaps two, (a) fols. 1–196v, 213–28; (b) fols. 197–212v.


Spaces left for initials.



Origin: 1399 ; Italian, Cividale del Friuli

Provenance and Acquisition

Gentile de Ravenna, referred to in the colophon, is apparently to be identified with Gentile Belloli (-1403), who taught at Cividale del Friuli from 1397 to 1403: see Renzi Pellegrini’, Dizionario biografico dei friulani (2006)

Matteo Luigi Canonici, 1727–1805

Giuseppe Canonici , -1807

Purchased by the Bodleian in 1817

Record Sources

Description adapted (Nov. 2019) from the following sources, corrected with reference to published literature as cited:
A. G. Watson, Catalogue of Dated and Datable Manuscripts c.435–1600 in Oxford Libraries (Oxford, 1984), no. 162 [colophon, physical description, date; origin given as Ravenna]
(H. O. Coxe, Catalogi codicum manuscriptorum Bibliothecæ Bodleianæ pars tertia codices Græcos et Latinos Canonicianos complectens, Quarto Catalogues III, 1854) [contents]

Last Substantive Revision

2019-11-26: Description revised to incorporate all information in Watson and Quarto catalogue.