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MS. Rawl. G. 186

Summary Catalogue no.: 14903

Seneca, Declamations, with commentary of Nicholas Trevet, etc.; Italy, 14th century, second half


1. (fol. 1)

Seneca, Declamations, with the commentary of Nicholas Trevet round the text (textus inclusus)

Seneca the Elder, Declamationes
Rubric: Lucij Aneij Senece Cordubensis liber primus Declamationum incipit
Nicholas Trevet, Commentary on Seneca the Elder, Declamationes
Rubric: Incipit exposicio fratris Nicholai Treueth ordinis Praedicatorum […] super decem libros Declamacionum Senece

The place of the lost books of the Declamationes or Controversiae is supplied by the usual epitome, see fol. 58v. The Commentary is continued on fol. 35v.

Language(s): Latin
2. (fol. 32v)
Ps.-Seneca, De morum institutione (extracts)
Language(s): Latin
3. (fol. 33)
Seneca, Epistulae morales (extracts)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment
Extent: viii + 145 leaves. Fols. iii-viii, 60-end are blank paper.
Dimensions (binding): 16.375 × 11 in.


2 cols.




Thomas Rawlinson's, red leather with gold tooling.


Origin: 14th century, second half ; Italian

Provenance and Acquisition

No. 69 in the Thomas Rawlinson sale, March 1733/4: it had been lent to Thomas Hearne by Rawlinson in May 1720: see MS. Rawl. G. 187 (SC 14904).

Richard Rawlinson, 1690–1755

Bequeathed to the Bodleian in 1755

Record Sources

Description adapted (June 2022) from the Summary Catalogue (1895).

Digital Images

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Last Substantive Revision

2022-06: Description revised to incorporate all information in Summary Catalogue.