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MS. Sparrow 2

Contents

Language(s): Latin

(fols. 1–20)
Ovid, Ibis
(fol. 20v)
Rubric: Quintilianus IIo
Incipit: Elegia quoque graecos provocamus, cuius mihi
(fol. 21)
Martinus Philenticus, De ortu et statu Charitarum
(fols. 21r-v)
Rubric: idem de significatione Charitum
Incipit: Quesieras Charitum

Initia Humanistica Latina: Poesie, no. 4625.

(fol. 21v)
Rubric: De ortu et obitu Hermaphroditi
Incipit: Cum mea me genetrix gravido gestaret in alvo

Also in MS. Lat. misc. d. 85, fol. cxxvii

(fol. 21v)
Rubric: Julii Caesaris
Incipit: Thrax puer astricto glacie dum ludit in Hebro

Also in MS. Lat. misc. d. 85, fol. cxxiii verso

(fols. 22–25)
Ps.-Virgil, Dirae
(fol. 25)
Epitaph of Nero
Incipit: Marmoreo tumulo iacet hic Nero sed Cato parvo
(fol. 25v)
Rubric: P. Virgilii
Incipit: Parce puer si forte tuas sonus improbus aures
(fol. 25v)
Rubric: Fr. Philelphus in Poggium
Incipit: Poggius uxorem ducit lambitque Luciam

Initia Humanistica Latina: Poesie, no. 4364.

(fol. 26)
Aurispa, Euripidis epitaphium
Incipit: Siste quid ipse velim rogito cognosce viator

Initia Humanistica Latina: Poesie, no. 5989. Also in MS. Lat. misc. d. 85, fol. cxxiii verso

(fol. 26)
Rubric: Calphurnia anthis fecit
Incipit: Dextera fama mihi fuit et fortuna patrona

Also in MS. Lat. misc. d. 85, fol. cxxiii verso

(fol. 26r-v)
Rubric: Mattheus[sic] Vegius hos elegios distichos fecit

Six distichs, all also in MS. Lat. misc. d. 85, fols. cxxx verso - cxxxi.

Rubric: In Virgilium
Incipit: Pastor oves et arator agros et proelia miles
Rubric: In Probam
Incipit: Proba hec centonam scripsit dictante Maronis
Rubric: In Rafaelem comanum
Incipit: Iustitiae et iuris consultus maximus olim
(fol. 26v)
Rubric: In Nicolaum Nicoli
Incipit: Qui poteras prisco Varroni aequarier unus
Rubric: In Lisbonem
Incipit: Lisbo niger nigra hac ob stuprum contegor urna
Rubric: In Ruffilium
Incipit: Est tibi Ruffili pes claudus clauda fidesque
(fol. 26v)
Rubric: Apud Mediolanum nobilissam Insubrium urbem
Incipit: Vester ego insubres iaceo sub marmore vester

Also in MS. Lat. misc. d. 85, fol. cxxiii verso

(fol. 26v)
Incipit: Pontius hic pariter sua cornicarius ossa

Also in MS. Lat. misc. d. 85, fol. cxxiiii

(fol. 27r)
Rubric: Per Maffeum Vegium
Incipit: Ecclesiae antistes fueram qui magnus eoae

Initia Humanistica Latina: Poesie, no. 1437. Also in MS. Lat. misc. d. 85, fol. cxxvi verso - cxxvii.

(fols. 27r)
Rubric: In lapide retro tribunam S. Petri
Incipit: Cingebant latices montem teneroque meatu

Prose. Also in MS. Lat. misc. d. 85, fol. cxxiiii.

(fols. 27v-29v)
Inscriptions at Rome

Also in MS. Lat. misc. d. 85, fols. cxxiiii verso - cxxvi verso, cxxx recto - verso.

Rubric: Romae | In templo Sancti Michaelis
Incipit: Nereus et Achilleus Martyres | Militiae nomen dederant saevumque gerebant
Rubric: Epigramma in urna in sancto Michaele prope sanctum Petrus
Incipit: Tu qui secura procedis mente parumper
(fol. 28r)
Rubric: In eadem urna
Incipit: ATIMETUS PAMPHILI TI. CAESARIS AUG. LL.
Rubric: In eadem urna graece
Rubric: In eadem urna
Incipit: PERMESSU PATRONI IN FRONTELONG-UM
(fol. 28v)
Rubric: In urna in Sancta Maria maiore Romae
Incipit: Ingratae Veneri spondebam munera supplex
Rubric: In ponte Salario
Incipit: Quam bene curvati directa est semita pontis
Rubric: Apud Hostiam in basi marmorea
Incipit: Littoribus nostris qoniam certamina laetum
(fol. 29r)
Rubric: In urna Romae
Incipit: Levitae coniunx Petronia forma pudoris
Rubric: Epitaphium in quodam sepulchro nuper reperto in agro prope Maleanum quod nunc advectum in urbem ante domum Iacobi Matthei trans Tiberim cernitur | Romae
Incipit: Hospes quod deico paullum est asta ac pellege
Rubric: Romae | In urna vetustissima in sancto Gregorio
Incipit: Florus ego hic iaceo quodam bigarius infans
Rubric: Romae in domo de Chaffarellis
Incipit: Hunc tibi perpetuo tumulum gratissima coniunx
(fol. 29v)
Rubric: Ad statuam Barol. in templo plebis apud Montem Policianum haec Barn. fecit hypogrammata
Incipit: Bartholomaio viro consultiss. qui et in litterarum
(fol. 29v)
Rubric: In porta Castelli Romae
Incipit: Romanus Francus bardusque viator et omnis
(fol. 30)
Rubric: P. Vergilii Maronis
Incipit: Vir bonus et prudens qualem vix repperit unum
(fol. 30v)

Blank; note by Fontius (referring to fol. 71r)

(fols. 61–70, 31–55v)
Tibullus, Elegies

Bk. 1, fols. 61–70, 31r-34v; bk. 2, fols. 34v-44r; bk. 3, fols. 44r-55v.

(fol. 56)
Note on Tibullus
(fol. 56)
Rubric: Ovidius amorum
Incipit: Donec erunt ignes arcusque Cupidinis arma
(fol. 56v)
Rubric: Campani in laudem Pii Pont.
Incipit: Quod victore Pio fieri tot proelia cernis

Also in MS. Lat. misc. d. 85, fol. cxxxi verso.

(fol. 56v)
Rubric: Contra Pium Pont. tacetur nomen poete
Incipit: Silvius est genitor papae Victoria mater

Also in MS. Lat. misc. d. 85, fol. cxxxi verso.

(fol. 56v)
Campanus, Epigram
Incipit: Lesbia defuncti faciem visura mariti

Initia Humanistica Latina: Poesie, no. 3016.

(fol. 56v)
Rubric: Ad latrinas Romae
Incipit: Papa pius ventres longe miseratus onustos

Two lines.

(fol. 56v)
Incipit: Pulcris stare diu

Two lines.

(fols. 57–60v)
Ovid, Sappho Phaonti
Incipit: Ecquid ubi aspecta est studiose littera dextre
(fols. 71–79v)
Horace, Ars poetica

With glosses by Bartolomeo Fontius

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper
Extent: 79 folios

Collation

1–7(10), 8(10–1)(1 canc.). Quires misordered: the order should be 1–3, 8, 7, 4–6.

Hand(s)

Written by Bartolomeo Fontius.

History

Origin: Italian; 15th century, second half - 16th century, early

Provenance and Acquisition

Bequeathed by John Sparrow (1906–1992)

Record Sources

Description (2019), based on P. Kristeller, Iter Italicum, IV (1989), 269, on typescript description, and on the Bodleian handlist.

Last Substantive Revision

2019-08-30: Collation and more detail of contents added from typescript description.