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Bod-Inc: D-059

Dictys Cretensis

Historia Troiana (ed. Franciscus Faragonius).


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

a2r Faragonius, Franciscus: [Letter to] Bernardus Riccius Messanensis. Incipit: ‘[D]ictyn Cretensem gravem historicum . . .’

a3r Faragonius, Franciscus: ‘Epigramma'. Dedicated to Bernardus Riccius Messanensis. Incipit: ‘Ediderat mundo summum pia Creta tonantem'; 6 elegiac distichs.

a3r [Faragonius, Franciscus?]: ‘Hexastichon'. Incipit: ‘Vndeni versus partem si sumpseris imam'; 3 elegiac distichs.

a3v [Faragonius, Franciscus?]: ‘Tetrastichon'. Incipit: ‘Tarpei montis templum Dictynna colossus'; 2 elegiac distichs.

a3v [Faragonius, Franciscus(?)]: ‘Distichon'. Incipit: ‘Vertice nata dei quondam velut egide Sais'; 1 elegiac distich.

a3v [Faragonius, Franciscus(?)]: ‘Monostichon'. Incipit: ‘Ilion obsedit bello gens Greca bilustri'; 1 hexameter.

a3v [Faragonius, Franciscus(?)]: ‘Appendiculae ad libri interpretationem'. Incipit: ‘Minos Iouis et Europe filius . . .’

a5r Faragonius, Franciscus: ‘Epigramma'. Dedicated to Bernardus Riccius Messanensis. Incipit: ‘Phoebigenam precibus mouit Dictynna suborcum'; 11 elegiac distichs.

a5v Septimius, [Lucius]: [Letter addressed to] Quintus Aradius. ‘Prologus'. Edited by Franciscus Faragonius. Dictys Cretensis, ed. Eisenhut, 1-2.

a6r Dictys Cretensis [pseudo-]: Historia Troiana. ‘Historia belli Troiani'. Edited by Franciscus Faragonius. Dictys Cretensis, ed. Eisenhut, 3-133.

h6v [First colophon.]

i1r [Genealogical note.] Incipit: ‘[O]rigo Troianorum Dardanus fuit . . .’

i1r Cornelius Nepos [pseudo-]: [Letter addressed to] Sallustius Crispus. Dares Phrygius, De excidio Trojae historia, ed. Ferdinand Meister (Leipzig, 1873), 1.

i1v Dares Phrygius [pseudo-]: De excidio Troiae historia. Dares, De excidio Trojae historia, ed. Meister, 2-52.

k11r Faragonius, Franciscus: ‘Ad lectorem'. Incipit: ‘Iam sunt plena malis hec tempora nostra nefandis'; 5 elegiac distichs.

k11v [Second colophon.]


Imprint: Messina: Guilelmus Schonberger, 7 May 1498; 20 May 1498. 4°.


Collation: a–f8 g h6 i8 k12.

Illustrations: Woodcut initials.


ISTC: id00186000

GW: GW 8327;

Hain: HC *6157;

Goff: Goff D‑186;

BMC: BMC VII 1077;

Proctor: Pr 6939;

Others: Concetta Bianca, Stampa cultura e società a Messina alla fine del Quattrocento, 2 vols (Palermo, 1988), 18; BSB‑Ink D‑129; Oates 2613-4; Sheppard 5990.

LCN: 14815913


Copy number: D-059(1)

Binding: Sixteenth/seventeenth-century limp parchment; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 199 × 150 × 15 mm.

Size of leaf: 195 × 145 mm.

Copious early marginal notes in a humanist hand, extracting key words and providing short summaries or captions.

Provenance: Francesco Capecelatro (1595-1670); on a1r an inscription: ‘Don Francesco Capecelatro'. Probably acquired after 1738; not in Fysher, Catalogus; judging from the shelfmark acquired before c.1825; see Catalogus (1843), I 705.

SHELFMARK: Auct. N 5.13.

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