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Bod-Inc: P-144

Persius Flaccus, Aulus

Satyrae (comm. Johannes Britannicus and Bartholomaeus Fontius).


Analysis of Content

a1v Britannicus, Johannes: [Letter addressed to the Senate and People of Brescia.] Incipit: ‘[C]um multa et uaria in rebus humanis sint in quibus hominum ingenia exerceri . . .’ Explicit: me scripti sunt. Valete See P‑143.

a2r Britannicus, Johannes: ‘Vita Persii'. Incipit: ‘[P]ersius Flaccus in Thuscia Volaterras habet patriam quod cum Eusebius . . .’ Explicit: largitor venter

a2r Fontius, Bartholomaeus: ‘Vita Persii'. Incipit: ‘[P]ersium aggressuro in primis necessarium uisum est eius uitam . . .’ Explicit: ipsam aggrediamur

a2r [Britannicus, Johannes: Preface.] Incipit: ‘[S]atyra carmen est, ut Diomedi placet apud Romanos maledicum . . .’ Explicit: uersus faceret

a3r Britannicus, Johannes: [Commentary on Choliambi.] ‘Commentarii in Persium'. Incipit: ‘  “Nec fonte labra”. Versus est senarius iambicus, qui et trimeter . . .’ Explicit: Pegasos habeat

a3r Persius Flaccus, Aulus: [Choliambi.] Pers. Chol.

a3r Fontius, Bartholomaeus: [Commentary on Choliambi.] Incipit: ‘  “Nec fonte labra prolui caballino”. Quo maiore animi libertate alios deinde corrigere . . .’ Explicit: indeclinabiliter ponitur

a4v Persius Flaccus, Aulus: Satyrae. Pers.

a4v Britannicus, Johannes: [Commentary on Satyrae.] Incipit: ‘  “[O] curas hominum”. Reprehensurus hac satyra uaria poetarum in componendis carminibus . . .’ Explicit: insatiabilem esse ostendit

a4v Fontius, Bartholomaeus: [Commentary on Satyrae.] Incipit: ‘  “[O] curas hominum, o quantum est in rebus inane”. Haec satyra lenocinio uerborum plausum . . .’ Explicit: Chrysippum repertum esse

h3v Fontius, Bartholomaeus: [Letter addressed to] Franciscus Saxettus. Incipit: ‘[R]ecte facis, Saxette carissime, qui ita diligenter studiis nostris . . .’ Explicit: paratissimum semper erit. Vale See P‑135.


Imprint: Venice: Bartholomaeus de Ragazonibus, 17 Jan. 1492/3. Folio.


Collation: a8 b–g6 h4.


ISTC: ip00354000

Hain: HC *12737;

Goff: Goff P‑354;

BMC: BMC V 536;

Proctor: Pr 5374;

Others: BSB‑Ink P‑251; Morgan, Persius, 36; Oates 2090; Sack, Freiburg, 2733; Sheppard 4551.

LCN: 14492844


Copy number: P-144(1)

Wanting f1.

Binding: Eighteenth-century mottled calf; gold-tooled spine; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers. Scar of an index tab on a2.

Size: 310 × 215 × 23 mm.

Size of leaf: 298 × 204 mm.

Name of the author in manuscript on a1r. Occasional underlining in the text in black ink.

Two- to seven-line initials, paragraph marks, and capital strokes are supplied in red.

Provenance: Henry Philip Hope (†1839); sale (1813), lot 2768. Purchased by Heber for £0. 2. 0; see note by Heber on the recto of the front endleaf: ‘Hope's sale 1813. - 2s -'; no price recorded in red ink in the annotated copy of Heber's sale catalogue. Richard Heber (1773-1833); stamp on the recto of the front endleaf; see Catalogue, 1 (1834), lot 5552; remains of a circular white label on the spine. Purchased for £0. 5. 0; see Books Purchased (1834), 22.

SHELFMARK: Auct. P 4.16.

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