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

MS. D'Orville 78

Summary Catalogue no.: 16956


Cicero, Orations
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Fine early humanist initials. Humanistic script attributable to Giovanni Aretino. Written after Poggio's discovery of these particular orations in 1417. (P├Ącht and Alexander ii. 211, pl. XIX)


Origin: 1418 (?) ; Italian, Florence

Record Sources

Summary description by Elizabeth Solopova and Matthew Holford, based on the Summary Catalogue and supplementary sources.

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (2 images from 35mm slides)


    Printed descriptions:

    A. Watson, Catalogue of Dated and Datable Manuscripts in Oxford Libraries (1984), no. 437

Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.