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Bod-Inc: H-139


Ilias latina.


Analysis of Content

a1r Baebius Italicus: Ilias latina. ‘Homerus de bello troiano.’ Incipit: ‘[I]ram Pande mihi Pelidae diua superbi | Tristia quae miseris iniecit funera grais'; hexameters. The translation is ascribed to Pindarus [Thebanus] in the last verses of the book: ‘ . . . Troica gesta canens hic hic finitur Homerus | Pyndarus hunc librum fecit sectatus Homerum | Græcus Homerus erat sed Pyndarus iste latinus.’ Marco Scaffai, Ilias Latina, Edizioni e saggi universitari di filologia classica, 28 (Bologna, 1982), 83-191, with the attribution to Pindarus Thebanus at 35-6.

c5v [Colophon.]


Imprint: Parma: Angelus Ugoletus, 1 June 1492. 4°.


Collation: a b8 c6.


ISTC: ih00306000

Hain: HCR 8778;

Goff: Goff H‑306;


Proctor: Pr 6866;

Others: Oates 2581; Sheppard 5679.

LCN: 14491141


Copy number: H-139(1)

Wanting leaf c6 containing the printer's device.

Binding: Nineteenth-century half black morocco over marbled pasteboards; yellow-edged leaves.

Size: 218 × 154 × 10 mm.

Size of leaf: 210 × 146 mm.

A letter from W. H. Brown, Oxford bookbinder (21 Castle Street), to Ingram Bywater, dated Apr. 1897, is pasted onto the front endleaf.

Provenance: Purchased by Ingram Bywater (1840-1914) in May 1897 from W. H. Brown for £4. 0. 0?; Elenchus, no. 2546. Bequeathed in 1914.

SHELFMARK: Byw. R 3.18.

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