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MS. Lat. class. e. 47

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

Sex auctores (part); northern France, first half 13th century


Summary of Contents: Part (foliated 245–284) of a school book. There are marginal and interlinear glosses throughout. For similar collections of school texts see Boase, Mnemosyne 42(1914), pp.17–46. The texts of Theodulus, Cato and Avianus found in such collections would fill approximately eighteen leaves of this MS.
Maximianus, Elegies,

wanting I.1–14

Language(s): Latin
2. (fol.10)
Incipit: Premia tot forme numeret quis voce secunda

Nine lines, the beginning of the poem, ed., partly from this MS., by H. W. Garrod, Classical Quarterly IV (1910), 263.

Language(s): Latin
3. (fol.10v)
Statius, Achilleis
Language(s): Latin
4. (fol.26v)
Claudian, De raptu Proserpinae

Bk.II begins on fol.31, bk.III on fol.35v. Between II and III is the preface to the panegyric on the sixth consulate of Honorius (ed. Birt, no. XXVII). Due to the loss of leaves after fol. 40, III.440–8 are wanting, and are supplied in the lower margin of fol. 40v by another hand.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: iv (paper) + 41 + iii (paper)
Dimensions (leaf): 210 × 130 mm.
Dimensions (written): 160 × 55 mm.
Foliation: modern pencil: i-iv, 1–35a, 35b-43; 18th-cent. ink Soranzo foliation in the middle of the lower margin: 245–284


1(8) (wants 1–4), 2(8)–5(8), 6(8) (wants 4, 7 and 8), quires 2–6 numbered iiii–viii on the first leaf in the hand of the scribe. Three quires are thus missing from the beginning


36 written lines per page, writing above top line


red initials with penwork flourishes; initials of each line picked out in red


'Bound by Maltby, Oxford' for H. W. Garrod, in 19th-cent. plain brown leather over pasteboards


Origin: 13th century, first half ; French, North (?)

Provenance and Acquisition

Jacopo Soranzo (1686–1761) (? foliated by/for him)

Matteo Luigi Canonici (1727–1806) (?)

Rev. Walter Sneyd (1809–1888), with his circular bookplate, his sale, Sotheby's 16 Dec. 1903 and three following days, lot 196, bought by Pench (or Peach??) for 18 shillings

'H. W. Garrod | Merton College | Oxford', 'Bought of Hayk[?], Greyfriars, | Leicester.' before 1910, with a cutting from a catalogue, item 79, pasted to the upper pastedown.

Bought, 1961.

Record Sources

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

Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.