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Ovidius Naso, Publius

Opera: Steiner tradition 5 ‘Accursius'.


Analysis of Content

a2r Ovidius Naso, Publius: Heroides. Ov. Ep.; letters in the following order: . . . 14, 16. 1-38, 145-378; 17-21; 5 begins with an extra couplet, ‘Nympha suo Paridi quamuis suus esse recusat | Mittit ab ideis uerba legenda iugis'.

e5r [Ovidius Naso, Publius pseudo-?]: Sappho. [Ov.] Ep. Sapph.

e7r [Suda lexicon.] ‘Ex Suida'. Incipit: ‘Sappho Simonis aut alii putant eum ei ut alii Erigii . . .’ Explicit: leucade se deiecit

e7r Antipater Sidonius: [Epigram.] Incipit: ‘Dulcia memosyne demirans carmina Saphus | Quaesiuit decima pieris unde foret'; 1 distich.

e7v Ausonius, [Decimus Magnus: In simulacrum Sapphus.] Ausonius, Works, ed. Green, 75, no. 35.

e7v [Statius, Publius] Papinius: [Silvae.] Stat. Silv. 5. 3. 154-5.

e7v Horatius [Flaccus, Quintus: Carmina.] Hor. Carm. 4. 9. 11-12.

e7v [Ovidius Naso, Publius: Amores.] Ov. Am. 2. 18. 27-34. Preceded by a note on Sabinus, beginning ‘A. Sabinus eques Romanus celeberrimus . . .’

e7v [Ovidius Naso, Publius]: Epistolae ex Ponto. ‘De ponto libro tertio in inuidos'. Ov. Pont. 4. 16. 13-16.

e7v ‘Rescriptio Vlyxis ad Penolopen'. Incipit: ‘[P]ertulit ad miserum tandem tua casus Ulyxem | Penolope chartis uerba notata piis'; 66 distichs.

f1r ‘Phyllidi Demophoon'. Incipit: ‘[P]hillidi Demophon patria dimittit ab urbe | Et patriam meminit muneris esse tui'; 53 distichs.

f2r ‘Rescriptum Paridis Oenone'. Incipit: ‘[Q]uæ satis apta tibi tam iuste nympha querenti | Rescribam fateor querere uerba manum'; 46 distichs.

f3r Ovidius Naso, Publius: Amores. Ov. Am.

i2r Ovidius Naso, Publius: De arte amandi. [Also known as Ars amatoria.] Ov. Ars.

l8r Ovidius Naso, Publius: Remedia amoris. Ov. Rem.

m8r Ovidius Naso, Publius: Ibis. Ov. Ib.

o1r Ovidius Naso, Publius: Fasti. Ov. Fast.

t8r Ovidius Naso, Publius: Tristia. Ov. Tr.

&3r Ovidius Naso, Publius: Epistolae ex Ponto. ‘De Ponto'. Ov. Pont.

dd3r Ovidius Naso, Publius [pseudo-]: De pulice. ‘De pulice opusculum'. Incipit: ‘[P]arue pules et amare lues inimica puellis | Carmine quo fungar in tua facta ferox?'; 19 distichs.

dd3v Ovidius Naso, Publius [pseudo-: De philomela.] ‘De philomena liber'. Klopsch, ‘Carmen de philomela', 187-94.

dd4r Ovidius Naso, Publius: Medicamina faciei feminae. Ov. Med.

dd5v Ovidius Naso, Publius [pseudo-]: Nux. Nux.

ee1r Ovidius Naso, Publius [pseudo-]: Consolatio ad Liviam. [Ov.] Cons.

ee5v [First colophon.]

ee6r ‘Registrum'.

A1v Accursius, Bonus: [Letter addressed to] Franciscus Simoneta. Incipit: ‘[N]escio quibus aliis studiis meis ostendere tibi, uir clarissime . . .’ Explicit: habeasque carissimam. Vale . . . Listed under Accursius editions of the Metamorphoses by Steiner, ‘Source-Editions', 228-9; see also O‑041.

A2r [Accursius, Bonus: Life of Ovidius addressed to] Franciscus Simoneta. ‘P. Ouidium Nasonem uita'. Incipit: ‘[C]um usitatissimum esse morem animaduerterim . . .’ Explicit: molliter ossa cubent See O‑041.

A6r [Table of contents for each book of Metamorphoses.]

A8v [Ovidius Naso, Publius: Tristia.] Ov. Tr. 1. 7. 35-40.

A8v [Table of contents for Metamorphoses, book 1.] Each book is preceded by a table of contents.

A8v [Summary of Metamorphoses, book 1, ‘fabula' 1.] Incipit: ‘Chaos ut Hesiodi indicat uolumen quod deorum originem . . .’ Explicit: parte subsiderent Each ‘fabula' is preceded by a short summary.

B1r 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).

S9r [Second colophon.]


Imprint: Venice: Bernardinus Rizus Novariensis, 1486-7. Folio.

Remarks: According to BMC a reprint of the 1480 edition. Consisting of: (I) Opera; (II) Metamorphoses, sometimes found in reverse order. Dated: (I) 27 Nov. 1486; (II) 13 Jan. 1486[87].


Collation: a–g8 h10 i–m8 n6 o–z & aa–cc8 dd ee6 A8 B–R8 S10.


ISTC: io00134000

Hain: HC (+ Addenda) *12143;

Goff: Goff O‑134;

BMC: BMC V 400;

Proctor: Pr 4944-5;

Others: BSB‑Ink O‑145; CIBN O‑85; Rhodes 1285; Sheppard 4066-7; Steiner, ‘Source-Editions', 222 no. 5g.

LCN: 14537733


Copy number: O-044(1)

Wanting the blank leaves a1, i1, and S10.

Leaves A1 and ee6 have been cut out and mounted. The Metamorphoses (gatherings A–S) are bound first.

Binding: Eighteenth/nineteenth-century calf with triple blind-tooled fillets; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 312 × 208 × 50 mm.

Size of leaf: 306 × 197 mm.

Early marginal annotations, including corrections to the text, variant readings, ‘nota' marks, and pointing hands; some drawings and scribbles, including, on u1v, a diagram showing the winds, and, on &8v, four coats of arms, all in black ink.

Some three- to six-line initials are supplied in red crayon or black ink.

Provenance: Purchased from C. J. Sweetinburgh, for £1. 1. 0: see Library Bills (1829-32), no. 333, Nov.–Dec. 1831, and Books Purchased (1832), 18.

SHELFMARK: Auct. N inf. 1.16.

Copy number: O-044(2)

Wanting f3 –h10 (Amores), S9, and the blank leaves a1, i1, and S10.

The outer margin of B1 has been repaired, as have the upper margins of leaves in gathering S; the text of S9r is supplied in manuscript.

Binding: Seventeenth-century(?) parchment; formerly chained: staple-marks of a hasp at the head of the upper cover; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers. Cover detached.

Size: 296 × 212 × 60 mm.

Size of leaf: 290 × 200 mm.

Marginal and interlinear annotations, including comments on and corrections to the text, variant readings from a manuscript in gatherings i, l, and R, and ‘nota' marks; also underlining in the text.

On B1r a ten-line initial ‘S' is supplied in blue with reserved white decoration within a red pen-work frame, and with the body of the letter decorated with red pen-work; on a2r an eight-line initial ‘N' is supplied in red with reserved white decoration, and decorated with black pen-work; other two- to eight-line initials, some with reserved white decoration, are supplied in red or blue; capital strokes are supplied in red.

Provenance: Dionysius Vossius (1612-1642). Isaac Vossius (1618-1689), from Dionysius, 1628; inscription on the inside of the upper cover: ‘Isaacus Vossius ex dono Dionysii Vossii MDCXXVIII'. Edward Bernard (1638-1697); Wanley's list, perhaps p. 5, no. 511. Among the books purchased in 1697 from Bernard's widow.

Former Bodleian shelfmarks: T 1.2 Art; M 1.6 Art.

SHELFMARK: Auct. O 2.24.

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