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Bod-Inc: C-233

Cicero, Marcus Tullius

De oratore (comm. Omnibonus Leonicenus), et al.


Analysis of Content

a2r Omnibonus Leonicenus: ‘Oratio de laudibus eloquentiae'. Incipit: ‘[Q]uantum admirationis habeat eloquentia, Vicentini ciues . . .’

a4r Omnibonus Leonicenus: ‘Praefatio'. Incipit: ‘[Q]uantum Ciceronis orator scriptis omnibus non dico . . .’

b1r Omnibonus Leonicenus: [Commentary on De oratore.] Incipit: ‘  “[C]ogitanti mihi saepe numero”. Quae in principiis librorum requiri solent . . .’

b1r Cicero, Marcus Tullius: De oratore. Cic. De Orat.

u1r Cicero, Marcus Tullius: Orator. ‘De perfecto oratore'. Cic. Orat.

x3v Cicero, Marcus Tullius: [Letter addressed to] Gaius Trebatius. Cic. Fam. 7. 19.

x4r Cicero, Marcus Tullius: Topica. Cic. Top.

y2r Cicero, Marcus Tullius: Partitiones oratoriae. Cic. Part.

y7v Cicero, Marcus Tullius: Brutus. ‘De claris orationibus'. Cic. Brut.

A6r Cicero, Quintus Tullius: De petitione consulatus. Cic. Comment. Pet.

B1r Cicero, Marcus Tullius: De optimo genere oratorum. Cic. Opt. Gen.

B1v [Note on the inclusion of Brunus's translation of Aeschines.] Incipit: ‘Ex dictis Ciceronis apertissime constat orationes Aeschinis et Demosthenis pro Cthesiphonte e Graeco in Latinum . . .’

B2r Aeschines: In Ctesiphontem. Translated by Leonardus Brunus Aretinus. Incipit: ‘[Q]uanti conatus parentur uiri Athenienses ad hoc iudicium . . .’

B10v Demosthenes: [Pro Ctesiphonte. Also known as De corona.] ‘Oratio in Aeschinem'. Translated by Leonardus Brunus Aretinus. See C‑208. Lanzillotta lists this edition on 46-7 as 2(I).

D5r Aeschines: [Oratio ad senatum populumque Atheniensem.] Incipit: ‘[E]go me ad rempublicam contuli trigesimotertio aetatis anno . . .’

D5r [Colophon.]

D5v Squarzaficus, Hieronymus: [Letter addressed to] Petrus Busonus (i.e. Pierre d'Aubusson). Allenspach–Frasso 286-8.


Imprint: Venice: Andreas Torresanus de Asula and Bartholomaeus de Blavis de Alexandria, 5 Mar. 1485. Folio.


Collation: a4 b–r8 s t10 u8 x6 y z A8 B10 C D6.


ISTC: ic00662000

GW: GW 6750;

Hain: HC *5107 = H 5103;

Goff: Goff C‑662;

BMC: BMC V 307;

Proctor: Pr 4705;

Others: BSB‑Ink C‑362; Oates 1862; Rhodes 585; Sheppard 3775.

LCN: 14885374


Copy number: C-233(1)

Wanting the blank leaf a1, in place of which is bound a4.

Binding: Nineteenth-century gold-tooled calf, for the Bodleian Library; marbled pastedowns; the gold stamp of the Library on both covers.

Size: 312 × 218 × 34 mm.

Size of leaf: 303 × 200 mm.

Some early marginal notes. Pagination added in pencil.

Initials are supplied in red.

Provenance: Lüder Kulenkamp (1724-1794), sale catalogue (Göttingen, 1796), p. 451, no. 3. Purchased for £0. 15. 6; see Books Purchased (1796), 1.

SHELFMARK: Auct. N 2.20.

Copy number: C-233(2)

Fragments. Leaves a2-4 only.

Bound in a volume containing L‑089 and C‑219: a4 is bound before gathering b of L‑089, and a2.3 between L‑089 and C‑219; for binding and provenance see C‑219.

SHELFMARK: Auct. N 2.3(1).

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