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Bod-Inc: F-109

Frontinus, Sextus Julius



Analysis of Content

[a2r] Frontinus, Sextus Julius: Strategemata. ‘Strategematicon liber'. Front. Str. 1–4. 7. 23; 4. 7. 29–4. 7. 35; 4. 7. 38–4. 7. 42; 2. 9. 7–10.


Imprint: Rome: Eucharius Silber, 1 June 1487. 4°.

Remarks: In the same year Silber printed also Vegetius (V‑052), Aelianus Tacticus (A‑041), and Modestus (M‑287). The books were conceived as a unit; see the dedicatory letter from Johannes Sulpitius in his edition of Vegetius, item 1 in this volume ('Tres de ea re scriptores egregios quos nuperrime recognoui, Vegetium, Aelianum, et Frontinum simul coniunxi et ut emendatissimi in tuas et in aliorum manus uenirent effeci . . .'). Goff, CIBN and others list the books under the common heading ‘Scriptores rei militaris'; under such heading are listed in this catalogue two more editions containing the same texts, one printed by Eucharius Silber in 1494 (S‑120), which contains also a Latin translation of Onosander, Strategicus, another printed by Franciscus Plato de Benedictis in 1495-6 (S‑121), edited by Philippus Beroaldus, who rearranged the order of appearance of the texts, but this edition is otherwise based on Sulpitius'.


Collation: [a–f8].


ISTC: if00324200

GW: GW 10409;

Hain: C 2593;

Goff: Goff S‑343 (C);

BMC: BMC IV 107;

Proctor: Pr 3827;

Others: CIBN S‑171 (pt); Oates 1531; Sheppard 3025.

LCN: 14829241


Copy number: F-109(1)

Bound with A‑041(1); see there for details of binding, manuscript notes, and provenance.

Size of leaf: 198 × 127 mm.

SHELFMARK: Auct. L 4.12(3).

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