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MS. D'Orville 172

Summary Catalogue no.: 17050


1. (fol. 1)
Ovid, Fasti,

8 leaves containing Fasti 4.314-876 have been lost between fols 41 and 42

On fol. 51 the copyist repeats 5.55-87, which were copied before in their proper place (E. H. Alton, et al., 'Catalogue of Manuscripts of Ovid's Fasti', Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies, 24 [1977] p. 53)

Language(s): Latin
2. (fol. 66v)
Ps.-Ovid, De cuculo
Rubric: P. Ouidij Nasonis de Cuculo libellus

Followed by 'In libro de sine titulo' (= Amores i. 9 and i. 15), with a few extracts from the Metamorphoses.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper
Extent: i + 72 leaves
Dimensions (binding): 8.875 × 6 in.


Origin: 15th century

Provenance and Acquisition

Jacques Phillippe D'Orville of Amsterdam (1690–1751).

Jean D'Orville, b. 1734, his son, by descent

Jean D'Orville, son of Jean, by descent

Sold to the Rev. John Cleaver Banks (1765/6–1845): purchased from him by the Bodleian

Acquired by the Bodleian in 1804

Record Sources

Description adapted (January 2024) by Stewart J. Brookes from the Summary Catalogue (1897)

Last Substantive Revision

2024-01-05: Description revised to incorporate all the information in the Summary Catalogue (1897)