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Ovidius Naso, Publius

Opera: Steiner tradition 5 ‘Accursius'.


Analysis of Content

[*1v] [Table of contents for Metamorphoses.]

[*4v] Calderinus, Domitius: [De exilio Ovidii]. Incipit: ‘[D]e Ouidii uita nihil nobis in hoc loco scribendum . . .’ Explicit: ut scribit Plinius’

[*5v] [Ovidius Naso, Publius: Tristia.] Ov. Tr. 1. 7. 35-40.

[*5v] [Table of contents for book 1.] Each book is preceded by a table of contents.

[*5v] [Summary of book 1, ‘fabula' 1.] Incipit: ‘Chaos ut Hesiodi indicat uolumen quod deorum originem . . .’ Explicit: parte subsiderent’ Each ‘fabula' is preceded by a short summary.

[*6r] Ovidius Naso, Publius: Metamorphoses. Ov. Met. For the Accursius tradition of the Metamorphoses see Steiner, ‘Source-Editions', 228-9. Between 15. 744 and 745 is the following couplet, entitled ‘Epigramma': ‘Bacchus et Alcides Caesar per gesta deorum | Nomina habent iuncta sed sua facta magis'.

?Y7v [Table of contents for Opera.]

?Y7v [Colophon.]

aa2r Ovidius Naso, Publius: Heroides. Ov. Ep., with the letters in the following order: . . . 14, 16-21; 5 begins with an extra couplet, ‘Nympha suo Paridi quamuis suus esse recusat | Mittit ab ideis uerba legenda iugis'; 8 supplies a ‘missing' couplet, ‘[A]lloquor Hermione nuper fratremque uirumque | Nunc fratrem nomen coniugis alter habet'; 9 begins with an extra couplet, ‘[M]ittor ad Alcidem a coniuge consia mentis | Littera si coniunx Deianira sua est'; 10 begins with an extra couplet, ‘[I]lla relicta feris etiam nunc improbe Theseu | Viuit et haec aequa mente tulisse uelis'; 11 supplies a ‘missing' couplet, ‘[A]eolis aeolidae quam non habet ipsa salutem | Mittit et armata uerba notata manu'; 12 supplies a ‘missing' couplet, ‘[E]xul inops contempta nouo Medea marito | Dicit an a regis tempora nulla uacant'. On the epistolae in this edition see R. J. T[arrant], ‘Ovid', Texts and Transmissions, 271, which records (incorrectly) that this edition is the only witness for 16. 39-144 and 21. 145-248.

gg2v O[vidius] Naso, Publius [pseudo-?]: Sappho. [Ov.] Ep. Sapph.

gg5v [Suda lexicon.] ‘Ex Suida'. Incipit: ‘Sappho Simonis aut alii putant eum ei ut alii Erigii . . .’ Explicit: leucade se deiecit’

gg5v Antipater Sidonius: [Epigram.] Incipit: ‘Dulcia mnemonysime(!) demirans carmina Sapphus | Quaesiuit decima pieris unde foret'; 1 distich.

gg5v Ausonius, [Decimus Magnus: In simulacrum Sapphus.] Decimus Magnus Ausonius, Works, ed. R. P. H. Green (Oxford, 1991), 75, no. 35.

gg5v [Statius, Publius] Papinius: [Silvae.] Stat. Silv. 5. 3. 154-5.

gg5v Horatius [Flaccus, Quintus: Carmina.] Hor. Carm. 4. 9. 11-12.

2gg1r Ovidius Naso, Publius: Amores. ‘Liber elegiarum siue amorum liber'.’ Ov. Am.

ll1r O[vidius] Naso, Publius: De arte amandi. [Also known as Ars amatoria.] Ov. Ars.

pp1r Ovidius Naso, Publius: Remedia amoris. ‘De remedio amoris'.’ Ov. Rem.

qq3v Ovidius Naso, Publius: Ibis. Ov. Ib.

rr4r [Ovidius Naso, Publius: Amores.] Ov. Am., 2. 18. 27-34. Preceded by a note on Sabinus, beginning ‘A. Sabinus eques Romanus celeberrimus . . .’

rr4r [Ovidius Naso, Publius]: Epistolae ex Ponto. ‘De ponto libro tertio in inuidos'.’ Ov. Pont., 4. 16. 13-16.

rr4r ‘Rescriptio Vlixis ad Penolopem'. Incipit: ‘[P]ertulit ad miserum tandem tua casus Ulixem | Penolope cartis uerba notata piis'; 66 distichs.

rr5v ‘Phyllidi Demophon'. Incipit: ‘[P]hylidi Demophon patria dimittit ab urbe | Et patriam meminit muneris esse tui'; 53 distichs.

rr7r ‘Rescriptum Paridis Oenone'. Incipit: ‘[Q]uae satis apta tibi tam iuste nympha querenti | Rescribam fateor querere uerba manum'; 46 distichs.

A1r Ovidius Naso, Publius: Fasti. Ov. Fast.

H6r Ovidius Naso, Publius: Tristia. Ov. Tr.

O4v Ovidius Naso, Publius: Epistolae ex Ponto. ‘De Ponto'.’ Ov. Pont.

T6v Ovidius Naso, Publius [pseudo-]: De pulice. ‘De pulice opusculum'.’ Incipit: ‘[P]arue pulex et amara lues inimica puellis | Carmine quo fungar in tua facta ferox?'; 19 distichs.

T7r Ovidius Naso, Publius [pseudo-: De philomela.] ‘De philomena liber'.’ Klopsch, ‘Carmen de philomela', 187-94.

T8r Ovidius Naso, Publius: Medicamina faciei feminae. Ov. Med.

V1r Ovidius Naso, Publius [pseudo-]: Nux. ‘De nuce libellus'.’ Nux.

V4r Ovidius Naso, Publius [pseudo-]: Consolatio ad Liviam. [Ov.] Cons.


Imprint: Parma: Stephanus Corallus, 1 July 1477. Folio.


Collation: [*] ?A–?Q8 ?R–?V8.10 ?X ?Y aa–ff8 gg6 gg–nn8 oo6 pp–rr8 A B10 C–T8 V10.


ISTC: io00129000

Hain: HC (+ Addenda) *12140;

Goff: Goff O‑129;


Proctor: Pr 6844;

Others: BSB‑Ink O‑142; CIBN O‑81; Oates 2571; Rhodes 1283; Sheppard 5655-8; Steiner, ‘Source-Editions', 222 no. 5b.

LCN: 14538718, 14538743, 14538803


Copy number: O-040(1)

Wanting leaves ?E2, gg6 (blank?), nn8, oo6, and pp1.

Leaves ?E6, ?S9, ?X6, H5 and H8 have been mutilated. Leaf [*1] backed.

Binding: Eighteenth-century(?) red morocco over earlier wooden boards; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers. Rebacked.

Size: 360 × 230 × 108 mm.

Size of leaf: 340 × 206 mm.

Copious marginal and interlinear manuscript notes by Poliziano in both Latin and Greek, and in red and black ink, including comments on and corrections to the text, extraction of key words, ‘nota' marks, and pointing hands, also running headings, and inscriptions at the end of the Amores (ll1v), Ibis (rr3v), Tristia (O4r), Epistolae ex Ponto (T6r), and De Nuce (V3v), dated 21 July to 29 Sept. 1493, recording the collation of the text with two ancient codices. The notes are transcribed in J. M. S. Cotton, ‘Ex libris Politiani', Modern Language Review, 32 (1937), 394-9, at 397-9. [A. C. de la Mare], Autographs of Italian Humanists. An exhibition to mark the visit of the Association Internationale de Bibliophilie, 10 December 1974 (Oxford, 1974), no. 20; see also Francesco Lo Monaco, Angelo Poliziano, Commento inedito ai Fasti di Ovidio (Florence, 1991). Irregular manuscript foliation: 1-489.

Provenance: Angelo Poliziano (1454-1494); inscription in Greek on [*6r]: ‘ ἀγγέλου κτη̂μα πωλιτιανου̂ καὶ τω̂ν φιλω̂ν ‘; manuscript notes (see above). Florence, Dominicans, S. Marcus, 1497; given in compensation for books loaned by the Dominicans to Poliziano, but which were missing at his death; inscription on [*6r]: ‘Liber conuentus Sancti Marci de Florentia ordinis Predicatorum habitus a syndicis [ ] die 19 Januarii 1497 pro compensatione librorum qui commodati ab eodem conuentu fuerant domino Angelo Politiano et in eius morte amissi sunt. In bancho 27o Occ[tob]ris'; still in the library at S. Marcus in 1762: see Cotton, ‘Ex libris Politiani', 398. Payne and Foss. Purchased for £73. 10. 0: see Books Purchased (1833), 18, and Macray 324.

Former Bodleian shelfmark: Auct. O inf. 2.9.

SHELFMARK: Auct. P 2.2.

Copy number: O-040(2)

Wanting ?Y8.

Metamorphoses only (gatherings [*] ?A–?Y). Leaf [A1] repaired.

Binding: Eighteenth-century gold-tooled calf with gilt-edged leaves and marbled pastedowns. In the centre of both covers is an unidentified large gilt stamp of Athena holding a spear and the head of Medusa. The gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on red leather on the front pastedown.

Size: 315 × 201 × 36 mm.

Size of leaf: 306 × 183 mm.

Occasional early marginal and interlinear annotations, including corrections to and comments on the text, ‘nota' marks, extraction of key words.

Provenance: Pietro-Antonio Bolongaro-Crevenna (1735-1792); printed label of the sale (1789), part III, lot 3941; in the annotated catalogue marked down to Thomas Payne for Fl. 50. Purchased [through Payne?] in 1790 for £4. 7. 6: see Books Purchased (1790), 8.

SHELFMARK: Auct. O 2.18.

Copy number: O-040(3)

Wanting the blank leaves aa1 and gg6.

Heroides, Amores, De arte amandi, Ibis, etc. only (gatherings aa–rr).

Binding: Seventeenth/eighteenth-century English(?) mottled calf, with a single gold fillet and a roll of dots on each cover. Upper cover loose.

Size: 335 × 218 × 27 mm.

Size of leaf: 330 × 202 mm.

Some early marginal and interlinear annotations including corrections to the text and pointing hands, also underlining in the text, and some pen-trials and scribbles.

On aa2r a four-line Italian (Veneto?) epigraphic initial ‘H' is supplied in gold surrounded by white vine-stems defined in red, blue, or green; other two- to six-line epigraphic initials are supplied in red or blue. In the lower margin of aa2r is a coat of arms (see below) within a circular wreath of red and grey, supported by two putti; see Pächt and Alexander II 111, no. pr 86.

Provenance: Unidentified coat of arms on aa2r: per fess or and gules, in chief a lion passant azure [lion passant: sable(?) (Pächt and Alexander), ‘of uncertain tincture' (Sheppard)]. Charles Spencer (1674-1722), 3rd Earl of Sunderland; shelfmarks: ‘C.2.61' (eighteenth century?), and ‘57.3.9' (nineteenth century); Sunderland sale, 17-27 Apr. 1882, lot 9167. Purchased in 1882.

SHELFMARK: Auct. O 2.29.

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