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Bod-Inc: O-067

Ovidius Naso, Publius

Heroides (comm. Antonius Volscus et Hubertinus Clericus), et al. Tradition: Volscus, Calderinus, and Hubertinus Clericus.


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

a2r Clericus [Crescentinas], Hubertinus: [Preface addressed to] Guido de Sancto Georgio, Count of Biandrate. Incipit: ‘[A]dmirati sunt saepenumero quamplurimi qui me uel nomine . . .’ Explicit: Casali sancti Euasi

a2v Volscus, Antonius: [Preface addressed to] Ludovicus Diaedus. Incipit: ‘[C]um multos saepe uiros qui nostris temporibus sapientiae studio . . .’ Explicit: sidere probabis industriam

a3r Volscus, Antonius: [Argumentum.] Incipit: ‘[P]ost euersam Troiam Graecorum principes Phrygiis . . .’ Explicit: ad redeundum inuitat An ‘argumentum' by Volscus appears before each letter.

a3r Ovidius Naso, Publius: Heroides. Ov. Ep., with the letters in the following order: . . . 14, 16. 1-38, 145-378; 17-20, 21. 1-12.

a3r Volscus, Antonius: [Commentary on Heroides.] Incipit: ‘  “[P]enelope tua”. Quae tibi hactenus in tanta procorum turba pudice . . .’ Explicit: et laboribus gratulentur

a3r Clericus [Crescentinas], Hubertinus: [Commentary on Heroides.] Incipit: ‘  “[H]anc tua Penelope”. Quodcunque opus legendum proponitur . . .’ Explicit: reuocationem adeptum est

o2r [Calderinus], Domitius: [Letter addressed to] Franciscus de Aragona. Incipit: ‘[D]omitius Francisco Aragonio salutem. Mirificum est studium meum, Francisce, et uoluntas . . .’ Explicit: restituendum curaui. Vale

o2v [Calderinus], Domitius: [Argumentum.] Incipit: ‘[C]allias Methymnaeus nulla lucubratione nobilior . . .’ Explicit: quod mouet prætermittitur

o2v [Calderinus], Domitius: [Commentary on Sappho.] Incipit: ‘  “[N]unquid ubi aspecta est”. Principium autem epistolae interrogationem . . .’ Explicit: Eusebii recensent tempora. Vale

o3r Ovidius Naso, Publius [pseudo-?]: Sappho. [Ov.] Ep. Sapph.

p1v Calderinus, Domitius: [Preface addressed to] Falco Sinibaldus. Incipit: ‘[D]omitius Calderinus Falconi Sinibaldo salutem. Commentarios meos in Ibin Ouidii . . .’ Explicit: tui studiosissimum amabis

p1v [Calderinus, Domitius(?): De exilio Ovidii.] Incipit: ‘[D]e Ouidii uita nihil nobis in hoc loco scribendum . . .’ Explicit: ut scribit Plinius

p2r Calderinus, Domitius: [Argumentum.] Incipit: ‘[A]rgumentum carminis est impraecatio qua inimicum deuouet . . .’ Explicit: in aduersarium scribere

p2r Ovidius Naso, Publius: Ibis. Ov. Ib.

p2r Calderinus, Domitius: [Commentary on Ibis.] Incipit: ‘  “[T]empus bis quinque lustris”. Quinquaginta annis lustrum dixerunt . . .’ Explicit: Liuius et Dionysius. Finis

q6r Volscus, Antonius: Vita Ovidii. Incipit: ‘[P]ublii Ouidii Nasonis poetae uetusta equestris ordinis familia . . .’ Explicit: virtute digni uideantur

q6r Calderinus, Domitius: [Epilogue addressed to] Falco Sinibaldus. Incipit: ‘Laudat Papinius patrem quod per tenebras Lycophronis poetae . . .’ Explicit: ignorate. Vale Flaco et ama me


Imprint: Venice: Simon Bevilaqua, 15 July 1496. Folio.


Collation: a–q6.


ISTC: io00164000

Hain: H *12207;

Goff: Goff O‑164;

Proctor: Pr 5398;

Others: BSB‑Ink O‑124; Polain 2950; Sheppard 4473.

LCN: 14441323


Copy number: O-067(1)

Bound with:
1. Franciscus Philelphus, Epistolae. Venice: [Bernardinus Benalius], 15 Jan. 1493/4 (P‑264).

Binding: Contemporary German half blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards, with two metal catches; two clasps lost. On both covers triple fillets form a rectangle, which is divided by triple fillets into compartments, four on the upper cover and three on the lower. Further triple fillets subdivide the compartments into lozenge-shaped and triangular ones, each decorated with a small circular flower-petal stamp. Remains of several paper labels on the spine. Fragments of a fourteenth-century German parchment manuscript containing parts of the Canticles from a German (Bavarian) translation of the Psalter; the fragments have been used to reinforce the binding.

Size: 304 × 199 × 51 mm.

Size of leaf: 292 × 187 mm.

Early marginal and interlinear notes in both items, in several sixteenth-century German hands, including, in item 2, corrections to the text, also underlining in black ink. Other annotations, pen-trials, and scribbles on q6v of item 2, and on the inside of the lower cover (reference to Paulus de Castro) various sayings.

Provenance: Christophorus Brem (sixteenth century); inscription on the inside of the lower cover: ‘Liber hic est meus Cristophori Brem'. On the inside of the lower cover a stamp of an ‘S' with a vertical stroke through the upper part. Unidentified engraved armorial book-plate on the inside of the upper cover: per fess, azure and argent, in chief a demi-lion rampant issuant, and in base two fleur-de-lis of the first and one counterchanged; see Warnecke 2274. Regensburg, Bavaria, Episcopal Library; printed label: ‘Ex Bibliotheca Cameræ Episcopalis Ratisbonensis'. Purchased in 1861 for £0. 3. 0: see Books Purchased (1861), 44.

SHELFMARK: Auct. Q inf. 2.1(2).

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