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O.3.57


  • Shelfmark: O.3.57
  • Manuscript Title: Horace. Persius. Theodulus. Cato. Avianus.
  • Simplified Title:   Horace, Opera
  • James Number: 1229  View Printed Catalogue Entry
  • Date: Cent. xii.
  • Physical Description: 43-41 lines of text on a page. In a beautiful small hand.
  • Provenance: 

    On p.1 an erased sign like the -rum abbreviation, a 2-shaped r with bar through leg [suggesting MS was owned by Dr Dee? -- see MSS O.2.14, O.2.21] Also a xvth cent. note:
    Oracius persius stacius achileydos juuenalis salustius terencius virgilius eneydos ouidius auianus teodolus (fulgellncius erased).
    On f.2
    Quo quid antiquius eo melius,and the name G. Guggyn erased.

  • Donor: Part of the Gale collection, given to T.C.C. by Roger Gale in 1738. K. 16. No. 386.
  • Size (cms): 22 x 14.5
  • Support: Vellum
  • Language: Latin
  • Century: 12th century
  • Folio: 92 ff.
  • Collation:  110 210 (sheets 4 and 5 transposed) 38 48 52 68 710 (10 canc.) 88 98 1010 1112 (2 canc.).
  • Second Folio:    Mencenas or Lyre musa
  • IIIF Manifest URL:     https://trin-sites-pub.trin.cam.ac.uk/manuscripts/O.3.57.json
  • Online Since:     15/03/2016
  • In vellum wrapper with old table of contents (xvi?)

    f.1b (Vita Horatii)
    Q. F. O. libertino patre ac precone natus
    -ut. lamiam efficaci do.
    Quinti Flacci oratii. Inc. liber I. carminum odarum Satyrarum siue Eglogarum.
    The odes are written as prose. There is no gloss.
    f.16b Incipit Epodon
    f.20b (Carmen Saeculare)
    -dicere laudes. Finit.
    f.21 Horatius de Arte poetica inc.
    At this point begins a copious comment which is arranged in all sorts of fantastic forms, mostly geometrical figures: at first they are framed in green or red lines. On f.47b the writing is in the form of vases: on f.48a of axe heads: on ff.49b, 50a of fishes: on ff.50b, 51a of staves or maces: on ff.67-69 of letters of the alphabet from A to N.
    The comment on the Ars Poetica begins:
    Hic informat O. poetas hoc est instruit de incompetenti uariatione materie.
    Text ends f.26b: nisi plena cruoris yrudo.
    Expl. de poetica O. liber.
    Gloss ends: donec sit plenus fauore illius et assentatione. explicit. Amen.
    f.26b Flacci Oratii Sabelli Sermonum liber primus inc.
    Gloss begins: qui fit Hic instruit O. romanos de uirtute.
    f.39b Liber II.
    Ends f.52a: serpentibus affris. Finit.
    f.52 Quinti Flacci Oratii Epistolarum lib. I. inc.
    Gloss begins: Iste liber appellatur liber epistolarum. Epistola ·i· superior missio.
    Ends on f.63b
    Finit epistolarum lib. I. inc. secundus.
    Ends f.69a: decentius etas.
    Q. Fl. Or. Epistolarum liber secundus expl. Ita fiunt omnes libri eius ·xi· IIIIor odarum . unus epodon. Duo Sermonum · poetria · seculare · t.
    Gloss ends: ·i· manibus suis impellat lasciua etas.
    f.69b Aulis. Cornuti Persii satirici liber inc.
    Nec fonte.
    The gloss on this is in another hand, and there is only an occasional attempt to write it in patterns.
    Gloss begins: miscet(?) uitia.
    There are also interlinear glosses, all apparently in Latin.
    Text ends f.77a: finitor acerui.
    Persii Cornuti Satyrarum liber expl.
    Gloss ends: facile uideatur et sillogismum crisippi diffinire.
    f.77 Inc. Liber Theodoli. Prologus
    Ethiopum terras iam feruida torruit estas.
    Without gloss.
    Ends f.81
    Desine quod restat ne desperatio ledat.
    Finito libro reddatur cena magistro.
    Explicit AMHN.
    f.81 Inc. liber Catonis (without gloss)
    Cum animaduerterem
    -libenter ferto amorem.
    Liber primus
    Si deus est animus nobis ut carmina dicunt
    -semper tibi proximus esto.
    f.82 Liber II.
    Telluris si forte uelis cognoscere cultus
    -per somnum cernit id ipsum.
    f.83 Liber III.
    Hoc quicunque uelis
    -bonus esse parenti.
    f.83b Liber IV.
    Securam quicunque cupis
    -coniungere binos.
    Expl. IIII. lib. Catonis.
    Auiani Fabulae.
    f.84b Epistola auiani ad theodosium
    Dubitanti michi theodosi optime
    -uel ab ipsis animis sententia proferatur.
    Expl. Epistola.
    Inc. Proemium
    Lector non fabulas spectes sed tende magis quid
    Rure morans quid agam respondi pauca rogatus
    Ends:
    Prandeo poto cano ludo lauo ceno quiesco
    Rustica deflenti paruo iurauerat olim.
    Ends f.92
    (Forte lupum melior.)
    Expedit insignem promeruisse necem.
    Expl. lib. Aviani.
    On f.92b a xvth cent. scribble
    Cunctas quas vidi superat domus atque deco(res)
    Hanc vocat et templum diuus apollo suum
    Os populi mereatur et hec dicenda camena
    Summa.
    On the paper flyleaves at the end are some Emendationes in Horatium (xvii, xviii).

 
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