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MS. Sparrow 2

Contents

Language(s): Latin

(fols. 1-20)
Ovid, Ibis
(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
(fol. 21v)
Rubric: Julii Caesaris
Incipit: Thrax puer astricto
(fols. 22-25)
Ps.-Virgil, Dirae
(fol. 25)
Epitaph of Nero
Incipit: Marmoreo tumulo
(fol. 25v)
Rubric: P. Virgilii
Incipit: Parce puer
(fol. 25v)
Rubric: Fr. Philelphus in Poggium
Incipit: Poggius uxorem ducit

Initia Humanistica Latina: Poesie, no. 4364.

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

Initia Humanistica Latina: Poesie, no. 5989.

(fol. 26)
Rubric: Calphurnia anthis fecit
Incipit: Dextera fama
(fol. 26r-v)
Rubric: Mattheus Vegius hos elegios distichos fecit

Six (?) distichs.

(fol. 26v)
Incipit: Pontius hic pariter
(fol. 27)
Rubric: Per Maffeum Vegium
Incipit: Ecclesiae antistes

Initia Humanistica Latina: Poesie, no. 1437.

(fols. 26v)
Rubric: In lapide retro tribunam S. Petri

Prose.

(fols. 27v-29v)
Inscriptions at Rome
(fol. 29v)
Rubric: Ad statuam Barol. in templo plebis apud Montem Policianum haec Barn. fecit hypogrammata
(fol. 30)
Rubric: P. Vergilii
Incipit: Vir bonus
(fol. 30v)
Note by Fontius
(fols. 31-55v, 61-70)
Tibullus, Elegies
(fol. 56)
Note on Tibullus
(fol. 56v)
Rubric: Campani in laudem Pii Pont.
(fol. 56v)
Rubric: Contra Pium Pont. tacetur nomen poete
Incipit: Silvius est genitor
(fol. 56v)
Campanus, Epigram
Incipit: Lesbia defuncti

Initia Humanistica Latina: Poesie, no. 3016.

(fol. 56v)
Rubric: Ad latrinas Romae

Two lines.

(fol. 56v)
Incipit: Pulcris stare diu

Two lines.

(fols. 57-60v)
Ovid, Sappho Phaonti
(fols. 71-79v)
Horace, Ars poetica

With glosses by Bartolomeo Fontius

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper
Extent: 79 folios

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

Summary description by Matthew Holford (2017), based on P. Kristeller, Iter Italicum, IV (1989), 269, and the Bodleian handlist.