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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 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.