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Ovidius Naso, Publius

Opera: Steiner tradition 5 ‘Accursius’ (ed. Barnabas Celsanus).


Analysis of Content

Part I.

a2r Ovidius Naso, Publius: Heroides. [The whole volume is edited by Barnabas Celsanus, as stated in the colophon.] 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'; 11 supplies a ‘missing' couplet, ‘[A]eolis aeolidae quam non habet ipsa salutem | Mittit et armata uerba notata manu'.

e7v O[vidius] Naso, Publius [pseudo-?]: Sappho. [Ov.] Ep. Sapph.

f2r [Suda lexicon.] ‘Ex Suida'. Incipit: ‘Sappho Simonis aut alii putant eum ei ut alii Erigii . . .’ Explicit: leucade se deiecit

f2r Antipater Sidonius: [Epigram.] Incipit: ‘Dulcia mnemosyne demirans carmina Sapphus | Quæsiuit decima pieris unde foret'; 1 distich.

f2v Ausonius, [Decimus Magnus: In simulacrum Sapphus.] Ausonius, Works, ed. Green, 75, no. 35.

f2v [Statius, Publius] Papinius: [Silvae.] Stat. Silv. 5. 3. 154-5.

f2v Horatius [Flaccus, Quintus: Carmina.] Hor. Carm. 4. 9. 11-12.

f2v [Ovidius Naso, Publius: Amores.] Ov. Am., 2. 18. 27-34. Preceded by a note on Sabinus, beginning ‘A. Sabinus eques Romanus celeberrimus . . .’

f2v [Ovidius Naso, Publius]: Epistolae ex Ponto. ‘De ponto libro tertio in inuidos'. Ov. Pont. 4. 16. 13-16.

f2v ‘Rescriptio Vlyxis ad Penolopen'. Incipit: ‘[P]ertulit ad miserum tandem tua casus Ulyxem | Penolope chartis uerba notata piis'; 66 distichs.

f4r ‘Phyllidi Demophoon'. Incipit: ‘[P]hylidi Demophoon patria dimittit ab urbe | Et patriam meminit muneris esse tui'; 106 lines of verse.

f5r ‘Rescriptum Paridis Oenone'. Incipit: ‘[Q]uae satis apta tibi tam iuste nympha querenti | Rescribam fateor quaerere uerba manum'; 46 distichs.

f6v Ovidius Naso, Publius: Amores. ‘Elegiarum siue amorum liber'. Ov. Am.

k1r Ovidius Naso, Publius: De arte amandi. [Also known as Ars amatoria.] Ov. Ars.

n1v Ovidius Naso, Publius: Remedia amoris. ‘De remedio amoris'. Ov. Rem.

o2r Ovidius Naso, Publius: Ibis. Ov. Ib.

p1r Ovidius Naso, Publius: Fasti. Ov. Fast.

x5r Ovidius Naso, Publius: Tristia. Ov. Tr.

cc3r Ovidius Naso, Publius: Epistolae ex Ponto. ‘De Ponto'. Ov. Pont.

gg6r 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.

gg6v Ovidius Naso, Publius [pseudo-: De philomela.] ‘De philomena liber'. Klopsch, ‘Carmen de philomela', 187-94.

gg7v Ovidius Naso, Publius: Medicamina faciei feminae. Ov. Med.

gg8v Ovidius Naso, Publius [pseudo-]: Nux. ‘De nuce libellus'. Nux.

hh2v Ovidius Naso, Publius [pseudo-]: Consolatio ad Liviam. [Ov.] Cons.

hh7v [First colophon.]

Part II.

[*2r] Accursius, Bonus: [Letter addressed to] Franciscus Simoneta. Incipit: ‘[N]escio quibus aliis studiis meis ostendere tibi, uir clarissime . . .’ Explicit: habeasque carissimam. Vale . . . See O‑041.

[*2v] [Accursius, Bonus: Life of Ovidius addressed to] Franciscus Simoneta. ‘P. Ouidium Nasonem uita'. Incipit: ‘[C]um usitatissimum esse morem animaduerterim . . .’ Explicit: molliter ossa cubent

A1r [Table of contents for Metamorphoses.]

A4r [Ovidius Naso, Publius: Tristia.] Ov. Tr. 1. 7. 35-40.

A4r [Table of contents for Metamorphoses, book 1.] Each book is preceded by a table of contents.

A4r [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.

A4v Ovidius Naso, Publius: Metamorphoses. [Edited by Bonus Accursius.] Ov. Met. 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'. Accursius' work as editor is evident from the letter to Simoneta (see above). For the Accursius tradition of the Metamorphoses see Steiner, ‘Source-Editions', 228-9.

V7v [Second colophon.]


Imprint: Vicenza: Hermannus Liechtenstein, 1480. Folio.

Remarks: Consisting of: (I) Opera, and (II) Tristia and Metamorphoses; the parts being dated: (I) 10 May 1480; (II) 12 Aug. 1480. Part I was reissued by Liechtenstein at Venice in 1484 with sheets hh2-4, including the colophon, reprinted (see O‑043 below).


Collation: Part I: a10 b–z aa–hh8; part II: [*6] A10 B–V8.

Remarks: Gathering [*] is numbered, but not signed. Leaf a1 is blank, and, therefore, unsigned, a2 is signed a, a3 a2, etc.


ISTC: io00131000

Hain: HC (+ Addenda) *12141;

Goff: Goff O‑131;

BMC: BMC VII 1037;

Proctor: Pr 7157;

Others: BSB‑Ink O‑143; CIBN O‑83; Oates 2678 (II); Sack, Freiburg, 2634-5; Sheppard 5908; Steiner, ‘Source-Editions', 222 no. 5f.

LCN: 14538851


Copy number: O-042(1)

Wanting gatherings k–m, leaves n1, hh2, and the blank leaves hh8 and [*1].

Part II bound first.

Binding: Eighteenth-century quarter brown morocco, with gold-tooled spine, paper boards covered with Buntpapier; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 292 × 206 × 86 mm.

Size of leaf: 284 × 186 mm.

Early marginal annotations in red and black ink, including comments on and corrections to the text, extraction of key words, ‘nota' marks, and pointing hands, also some pen-trials and scribbles.

On A4v a ten-line initial ‘I' is supplied in black ink, with extensions into the margins.

Provenance: Scar of a book-plate on the front pastedown. Purchased for £2. 2. 0: see Books Purchased (1802), 2.

SHELFMARK: Auct. O 2.22.

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