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

MS. Auct. F. 2. 16

Summary Catalogue no.: 2077

A Claudian; B Walter of Châtillon, Claudian. England, late 12th-early 13th century

Contents

On fol. ii is a short Latin life of Claudian.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Composite: fols. 1-104 || fols. 105-272
There are erasures on fols. 103v, 272v, and the side margins of fols. 137-8 are cut off.
Extent: iii + 273 leaves
Dimensions (leaf): 10.375 × 6.625 in.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Owned on May 29, 1590, by John Sprint (not the dean of Bristol who died in that year).

New College, Oxford (?): the Summary Catalogue stated that 'there can be little doubt that these are the two 'Claudiani Opera in Bib. Col. Noui' which dr. James catalogued as in New College in 1600 (Ecloga, 1600, p. 83)', but the volume is not listed in MLGB.

Presented by dr. Thomas James in 1601.

MS. Auct. F. 2. 16 - Part 1

Contents

Language(s): Latin

Claudian
a. (fol. 1)
De raptu Proserpinae
b.
Claudianus maior
(fol. 15)
In Rufinum
c. (fol. 27)
De bello Gildonico
d. (fol. 33v)
In Eutropium
e. (fol. 48v)
De nuptiis Honorii, Fescennina et Epithalamium
f. (fol. 55)
De tertio consulatu Honorii
g. (fol. 58)
De quarto consulatu Honorii
h. (fol. 66)
Panegyricus Manlii With ll. 601-11 of art. (j) added, beginning 'Nunc teneris fruitur uotis'
i. (fol. 70v)
De laudibus Stilichonis
j. (fol. 86v)
De sexto consulatu Honorii
k. (fol. 95)
De bello Getico
Final rubric: Explicit Claudianus magnus

With marginal notes.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Fine and good initials. (P&A iii. 248, pl. XXIV)

History

Origin: 12th century, end ; English

MS. Auct. F. 2. 16 - Part 2

Contents

Language(s): Latin

1. (fol. 105)
Walter of Châtillon , Alexandreis

There are two lists of contents for each book.

2.
Claudian

With a few notes.

Claudianus maior
(fol. 169)
In Rufinum
(fol. 179v)
De bello Gildonico
(fol. 186)
In Eutropium

The last 48 lines of the second book are wanting (after 'inuidiosa potestas'), a leaf being lost.

(fol. 199)
EpithalamiumWanting the first 12 lines and the preface, beg. 'Liuia diuorumque'
(fol. 202v)
De tertio consulatu Honorii
(fol. 205)
De quarto consulatu Honorii
(fol. 212v)
Panegyricus Manlii

, also with added lines as part 1, art. (h), beginning 'Tunc tandem fruitur uotis', imperfect at end

(fol. 216v)
De laudibus Stilichonis

Wanting the last 20 lines, after 'Indis', a leaf being lost.

(fol. 231)
De sexto consulatu HonoriiWanting the first 36 lines and preface, beg. 'Supplicibus late'.
(fol. 238)
De bello Getico
(fol. 245v)
Carmina minora

Numbered in the Teubner edition of 1893, nos. 32 (de Christo), 1-31, 33-51, 53, in fact all except a couplet 'De lanario' (no. 52), but the Gigantomachia (no. 53) has lost all after 1. 90 ('Tritonia uirgo'), a leaf being lost.

(fol. 262)
De raptu Proserpinae

Wanting the preface and ll. 1-27, beg. 'Possedit dotale': ends with 'sompnia uidi', omitting the last eleven lines.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Fine initials. (P&A iii. 299, pl. XXVI)

History

Origin: c. 1200 ; English

MS. Auct. F. 2. 16 - endleaves

Contents

Language(s): Latin

Medical text

E.g. 'Cifac est panniculus ille que retinet intestina ne cadant in osseum'.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 14th century

Additional Information

Record Sources

Description adapted (May 2020) from the following sources, with additional reference to other published literature as cited.
Otto Pächt and J. J. G. Alexander, Illuminated Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford, III (1973), nos. 248, 299 [decoration, origin, date]
Summary Catalogue (1922) [contents, physical description, provenance and acquisition]

Last Substantive Revision

2020-05-06: Description revised to include all information in SC.