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MS. Lat. class. d. 28

Summary Catalogue no.: Not in SC (late accession)

Contents

Language(s): Latin

Cicero , Orationes
(fol.1)
Oratio Pompeiana
(fol.8)
Miloniana
(fol.19)
Planciana
(fol.30v)
Syllana
(fol.40)
Archiana
(fol.43v)
Marciliana
(fol.46)
Pro Q.Ligario
(fol.49v)
Pro rege Diotharo
(fol.53v)
Cluentiana,

ends (67.192 1.24), testibus deesset, with the marginal note ‘vacat exemplum usque ad finem orationis’

(fol.71)
Quintiana,

ends (19.61 1.2): debere tibi dicis Quintium

(fol.78)
De congratulatione sue revocationis ab exilio (i.e. Post reditum ad Quirites)
(fol.81)
⟨Post reditum in senatu⟩
(fol.85)
Oratio antequam in exilium iret.
(fol.87v)
Pro Sextio

Physical Description

Secundo Folio: in periculum
Form: codex
Support: Paper, watermark ladder cf. Briquet 5908.
Extent: ii (modern) + 98 + ii (modern)
Dimensions (leaf): 270 × 200 mm.
Dimensions (written): 190 × 120 mm.
Foliation: modern pencil: i-ii, 1-100; fols. 1-98 also previously foliated in pencil (by Clarke?) at the bottom left corner of the written space

Collation

1(10)– 9(10), 10(10)(9 and 10 canc.) Catchwords

Layout

37 long lines, written above top line

Hand(s)

Humanistic script

Decoration

Plain red initials.

Binding

Plain parchment case-binding with yapped edges; apparently lettered on all three edges, perhaps including the words 'CICERONIS' and 'ORATIONES'; the spine with a red-leather title-piece lettered in gilt 'CICERONIS | ORATIONES | CODIC. CART. | SEC. XV.'

History

Origin: 15th century, before 1449 ; Italian

Provenance and Acquisition

On fol. 80v is a letter dated Perusie, 5 Kal. Jul. 1449, in which the writer offers his services to Antonius. On fol.97v – 98 are pen trials in various types of script, among them ‘Illustrissimo et excellentissimo domino Antonio de Manfredi de Florentia’. There are marginalia in a contemporary hand.

Prof. A. C. Clark.

Record Sources

Typescript description by Bodleian Library staff, revised by Peter Kidd, late 1990s.

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (1 image from 35mm slides)