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Lactantius, Lucius Coelius Firmianus



Analysis of Content

A2r [Table of contents.] ‘Rubricae.’

A7r Antonius Raudensis: [Errata Lactantii.] A list of errors in the works of Lactantius; see L‑002.

a1r [Title-page.]

a1v ‘Quomodo legendi sint libri Lactantii.’ Incipit: ‘Lactantius quem nostri propter eloquentiam plurimum laudant tam in libri . . .’

a1v Hieronymus: [Extracts from De viris illustribus and Interpretatio Chronicae Eusebii.] ‘In libro de illustrium uirorum.’ PL XXII 585 with PL XXVII 669, with variations.

a1v Hieronymus: [Extract from De viris illustribus.] ‘In eodem libro.’ PL XXII 606, 748, and 668 with variations.

a1v Hieronymus: [Extract from De viris illustribus.] ‘In eodem libro.’ PL XXIII 687-9.

a1v [Brunus] Aretinus, Leonardus: [Extract from letter addressed to] Constantia Sforza. Incipit: ‘Maxime uero inter omnes qui de Christiana religione . . .’

a2r Lactantius, Lucius Coelius Firmianus: De divinis institutionibus. Lactantius, Divinae institutiones, ed. Brandt, CSEL 19, 1-672.

q7r Lactantius, [Lucius Coelius] Firmianus: De ira dei [addressed to] Donatus. Lactantius, De ira dei, ed. Brandt, CSEL 27, 67-132.

s3r Lactantius, [Lucius Coelius] Firmianus: De opificio dei vel de formatione hominis [addressed to] Demetrianus. Lactantius, De opificio dei, ed. Brandt, CSEL 27, 3-64.

t4v Lactantius, [Lucius Coelius] Firmianus: De phoenice carmen. Lactantius, Opera omnia: 2/1: Carmen de ave phoenice, ed. Brandt, CSEL 27, 135-47.

t5r Ovidius [Naso, Publius]: Metamorphoses [extract]. Ov. Met. 15. 391-402.

t5v Dante [Alighieri: La commedia: Inferno xxv, lines 106-11]. Incipit: ‘[C]ossi per li gran saui se confessa | Che la phœnice muore e poi renasci'; 6 lines of verse. Dante, La commedia. 2. Inferno, ed. Petrocchi, 411-12.

t5v Lactantius, [Lucius Coelius] Firmianus [pseudo-; Fortunatus, Venantius]: ‘De resurrectionis dominice die.’ [Also known as De resurrectione Christi and Carmen de pascha; addressed to Bishop Felix.] ‘[S]alue festa dies toto uenerabilis aeuo | Qua deus infernum uicit et astra tenet'; 50 elegiac distichs. See L‑003.

t6r [Verse.] Incipit: ‘Arguit hic hominum sectas Lactantius omnes | Septeno falsas codice uera docens'; 5 elegiac distichs. See L‑005.

t6r Lactantius, [Lucius Coelius] Firmianus: Epitome divinarum institutionum [chs 51-68]. ‘Nephythomon Lactantii Firmiani.’ Lactantius, Epitome, ed. Heck and Wlosok, 75-117.


Imprint: Venice: Vincentius Benalius, 22 Mar. 1493. Folio.


Collation: A a b8 c d6 e8 f–m6 n8 o p6 q–t8.6 u6.

Remarks: Reprinted from Goff L‑10 (Bod-inc. L‑011). Leaf A1 unsigned, A2 signed A, etc.


ISTC: il00011000

Hain: HC *9816;

Goff: Goff L‑11;

BMC: BMC V 525;

Proctor: Pr 5376;

Others: BSB‑Ink L‑10; CIBN L‑11; Oates 2091; Rhodes 1070; Sheppard 4501.

LCN: 14450200


Copy number: L-012(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century English blind-tooled calf; bound for the Bodleian Library, c.1820; a ‘numbered binding' with the running number of the binder ‘25'; with the gold stamp of the Library on both covers.

Size: 300 × 206 × 27 mm.

Size of leaf: 293 × 189 mm.

Early (cropped) marginal annotations, including comments on the text and ‘nota' marks; also underlining in the text in black ink. Note on A1r in a sixteenth-century hand in low German, giving a reference to a Latin work.

Provenance: Edward Bernard (1638-1697); Wanley's list, p. 3, no. 224. Among the books purchased in 1697 from Bernard's widow.

Former Bodleian shelfmarks: A 17. 19 Th.; B 19. 6 Th.; Auct. N 4.14.

SHELFMARK: Auct. N 4.12.

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