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Cicero, Marcus Tullius

Orationes (ed. Philippus Beroaldus).


Analysis of Content

A1r [Title-page.] ‘Orationes M. Tullii Ciceronis per Philippum Beroaldum recognitae ac diligenter correctae. Addita in calce oratione aduersus Valerium quae hactenus incognita fuit'.

A1v Beroaldus, Philippus: [Letter addressed to] Stanislaus Ostrorius Polonus (Stanisław Ostrowski). Incipit: ‘[M]arcus Tullius rex causarum, lex orandi ac norma, et facundiae . . .’

A2r ‘Tabula'. ‘Libuit impressori hasce orationes ad numerum quendam redigere . . .’

A3r Cicero, Marcus Tullius: De lege Manilia. ‘Pro lege Manilia siue de imperio Cn. Pompeii siue de imperatore deligendo oratio'. The whole edited by Philippus Beroaldus. Cic. Man.

B4r Cicero, Marcus Tullius: Pro Milone. Cic. Mil.

D2v Cicero, Marcus Tullius: Pro Plancio. ‘Pro Cn. Plancio oratio III(!)'. Cic. Planc.

F2v Cicero, Marcus Tullius: Pro Sulla. Cic. Sul.

H1r Cicero, Marcus Tullius: Pro Archia. Cic. Arch.

H4v Cicero, Marcus Tullius: De lege agraria 1. ‘De lege agraria contra P. Rullum oratio VI. Absque principio'. Cic. Agr.

I1r Cicero, Marcus Tullius: De lege agraria 3. Cic. Agr.

I2v Cicero, Marcus Tullius: Pro Marcello. Cic. Marc.

I5r Cicero, Marcus Tullius: Pro Ligario. Cic. Lig.

K2v Cicero, Marcus Tullius: Pro rege Deiotaro. Cic. Deiot.

K6v Cicero, Marcus Tullius: Pro Cluentio. Cic. Clu.

O5r Cicero, Marcus Tullius: Pro Quinctio. Cic. Quinct.

Q2r Cicero, Marcus Tullius: Pro Flacco. Cic. Flac.

R6v Cicero, Marcus Tullius: Post reditum ad populum. ‘Qua populo gratias agit de reditu suo'. Cic. Red. pop.

S3v Cicero, Marcus Tullius: Post reditum in senatu. ‘Qua senatui gratias agit post reditum suum oratio'. Cic. Red. sen.

T2v Cicero, Marcus Tullius [pseudo-]: Oratio pridie quam in exilium iret. [Cic.] Exil.

T5v Cicero, Marcus Tullius: De domo sua. Cic. Dom.

Y3r Cicero, Marcus Tullius: In Vatinium. Cic. Vat. Omitting the last sentence: ‘dixerisne in eum testimonium . . . fieri debuisse.’

Z1v Cicero, Marcus Tullius: Pro Caelio. Cic. Cael.

&4v Cicero, Marcus Tullius: Pro Sexto Roscio Amerino. Cic. S. Rosc.

5v Cicero, Marcus Tullius: Pro Murena. Cic. Mur.

BB5r Cicero, Marcus Tullius: De lege agraria 2. Cic. Agr.

DD4r Cicero, Marcus Tullius: Pro Balbo. Cic. Balb.

EE5r Cicero, Marcus Tullius: De haruspicum responso. Cic. Har.

GG1r Cicero, Marcus Tullius: De provinciis consularibus. Cic. Prov.

GG6v Cicero, Marcus Tullius: Pro Sestio. Cic. Sest.

KK1v Cicero, Marcus Tullius: Pro Rabirio perduellionis reo. ‘Pro C. Rabirio oraio XXVII'. Cic. Rab. perd. The texts ends: ‘Oratio imperfecta'.

KK5r Cicero, Marcus Tullius: Pro Caecina. Cic. Caec.

MM3v Cicero, Marcus Tullius: In Pisonem. Cic. Pis.

OO3r Cicero, Marcus Tullius: Pro Rabirio Postumo. Cic. Rab. Post.

PP1r Cicero, Marcus Tullius: Pro Fonteio. ‘Pro M. Fonteio oratio absque principio. XXXI.’ Cic. Font.

PP5r Cicero, Marcus Tullius: Pro Roscio comoedo. Cic. Q. Rosc.

QQ3v Sallustius Crispus, Gaius [pseudo-]: In Ciceronem. [Sal.] Cic.

QQ4r Cicero, Marcus Tullius [pseudo-]: In Sallustium. [Cic.] Sal.

QQ6r Cicero, Marcus Tullius: In Catilinam 1-4. ‘Liber primus [–quartus] inuectiuarum in Catilinam'. Cic. Catil.

TT3v Cicero, Marcus Tullius [pseudo-; Garzoni, Giovanni?]: ‘Adversus Valerium'. Incipit: ‘[C]um multa sint iudices quae me in dies magis ac magis . . .’ Maria de Marco, ‘Aspetti e problemi dell'orazione Adversus Valerium', Ciceroniana, 3-4 (1961-4), 171-84.

VV5v [Colophon.]

VV6r Beroaldus, Philippus: ‘Endecasyllabi', [addressed to] Traianus Acursius. Incipit: ‘Non se nec sua noscitabat usquam | Marcus Tullius ille fulminator'; 17 Phalaecian hendecasyllables.


Imprint: Bologna: Benedictus Hectoris, 13 Apr. 1499. Folio.


Collation: A–E6 F4+1 G–Z & [con] [Rum] AA–RR6 SS TT4 VV6.


ISTC: ic00549000

GW: GW 6771;

Hain: HC *5129;

Goff: Goff C‑549;

BMC: BMC VI 845;

Proctor: Pr 6642;

Others: BSB‑Ink C‑386; Oates 2500; Rhodes 559; Sheppard 5395.

LCN: 14842326


Copy number: C-247(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century blind-tooled calf, for the Bodleian Library; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers. Title along the fore-edge.

Size: 322 × 223 × 45 mm.

Size of leaf: 310 × 207 mm.

Copious early marginal notes extracting key words and phrases; some textual observations and interlinear corrections; a few quotations from other works; pointing hands. On R6v a note on the order of the orations relating to Cicero's exile: ‘Vide quam ineptissimus fuerit Beroaldus qui has orationes cunctas pervertit, nec ullam in suo ordine posuit: primo loco ponit hanc de reditu quam alias que sunt ante exilium, et omnes ita sunt depravate ut sine summa indignatione legi non possint': see M. D. Reeve and R. Rouse, ‘Cicero, Speeches', Texts and Transmission, 54-98, at 95; also Wagner 74, note 26.

On A3r an eight-line Italian (Bolognese?) epigraphic initial ‘Q' is supplied in gold on a maroon ground; the area defined by the letter is blue; the whole edged in black and decorated with gold filigree. In the lower margin, two mermen with tails supplied in red, blue, pink, and gold, from which flow floral extensions in red, blue, pink, and green, support a wreath in green containing a kite-shaped shield on a red ground, bearing the coat of arms of Maffei, azure, a demi-stag salient or; see Ginanni, no. 503. See Pächt and Alexander II, 114 no. pr. 127, with references given there to other occurrences.

Provenance: Mario Maffei (1463-1537); this book not listed by Ruysschaert, ‘Recherche'; coat of arms on A3r; inscription on A1r: ‘De figlioli et eredi di m Mario Maffei'; for the same inscription, in Vatican Library, MS. Ottob. Lat. 226, see Ruysschaert, ‘Recherche', 330, fig. 3. Date of acquisition unknown, but before c.1820, judging from its position in ‘Catalogus Bibliothecae Novae'.

SHELFMARK: Auct. N 2.30.

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