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

MS. Canon. Class. Lat. 93

Summary Catalogue no.: 18674


L. Annaeus Seneca, Tragedies
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


One fine historiated initial.

fol. 5r

  • Type initial S
  • Subject Figure in a short red tunic and tall hat, ending with an animal head. Initial is supported by a green dragon with three heads.

Fine initials. (Pächt and Alexander ii. 202)

fol. 5r

  • Type border, lower margin
  • Subject Shield with a donkey head and a bird.


Origin: 14th century, end ; 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.