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Bod-Inc: P-148

Persius Flaccus, Aulus

Satyrae (comm. Johannes Britannicus and Jodocus Badius Ascensius).


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

a1r Badius Ascensius, Jodocus: ‘Argumenta satyrarum ac prefationis'. Incipit: ‘Preludendo docet Satyram se scribere posse | Scriptorem in prima Satyra reprehendit ineptum'; 7 hexameters.

a1v Badius Ascensius, Jodocus: [Letter addressed to] Levinus Maurus and Guilhelmus Dives. Renouard, Badius, III 146-7.

a2r ‘Tabula'.

a3v Beroaldus, Philippus: ‘Oratio habita in enarratione Persii poete satyrici'. Incipit: ‘[M]ulte res sunt parui corporis, viri clarissimi, que rebus magnis . . .’ Explicit: diligenter attendite. Dixi ? try JB Wadsworth, ‘Filippo Beroaldo the Elder and the Early Renaissance in Lyon', Medievalia et Humanistica, 11 (1957), 78-89: OLIS indicates it should be in Bod, but not found by AC: apparently not in URR, nor at 3974 d.1420

a3v Politianus, Angelus: ‘In Persium prelectio'. Maïer I 512-16; see also Commento inedito alle Satire di Persio, ed. L. Cesarini Martinelli and R. Ricciardi, Istituto nazionale di studi sul rinascimento, Studi e Testi, 11 (Florence, 1985), 3-13.

a5v Britannicus, Johannes: ‘Vita Persii'. Incipit: ‘[P]ersius Flaccus in Thuscia Volaterras habet patriam quod cum Eusebius . . .’ Explicit: largitor venter

a6r [Britannicus, Johannes: Preface.] Incipit: ‘[S]atyra carmen est (ut Diomedi placet) apud Romanos maledicum . . .’ Explicit: versus faceret

a6v Badius [Ascensius], Jodocus: ‘Vite Persii et quorundam aliorum . . . annotatio'. Incipit: ‘[P]oete huius vitam ex superiori commentario notiorem puto . . .’ Explicit: constructionem litteralem

b1r Badius Ascensius, Jodocus: [Commentary on Preface (Choliambi).] Incipit: ‘  “[N]ec fonte labra”, etc. Quia poeta non immerito in male inepteque . . .’ Explicit: indignatione dicens

b1r Persius Flaccus, Aulus: [Choliambi.] ‘Prefatio'. Pers. Chol. Badius notes an extra line of verse between lines 8 and 9.

b2v Britannicus, Johannes: [Commentary on Choliambi.] Incipit: ‘  “Nec fonte labra”. Versus est senarius iambicus, qui et trimeter . . .’ Explicit: Pegasos habeat

b4r Badius Ascensius, Jodocus: ‘Monostychon'. Incipit: ‘Scriptorem in prima satyra reprehendit ineptum. Monostychon est solus versus sententiam complectens . . .’ Explicit: monstrat sequentia Badius prefaces his commentary on each book with a short ‘argumentum'.

b4v Badius Ascensius, Jodocus: [Commentary on Satyrae.] Incipit: ‘  “[O] curas hominum”. In hac prima satyra reprehendit poeta ineptum . . .’ Explicit: non amplius addo

b4v Persius Flaccus, Aulus: Satyrae. Pers.

b5v Britannicus, Johannes: [Commentary on Satyrae.] Incipit: ‘  “[O] curas hominum”, etc. Reprehensurus hac satyra varia poetarum in componendis carminibus . . .’ Explicit: insatiabilem esse ostendit


Imprint: Lyons: Nicolaus Wolf, 27 Jan.? 1499. 4°.

Remarks: On the interpretation of the date see BMC.


Collation: a–i8.

Illustrations: On a1r is a woodcut of the author and the two commentators: see BMC.


ISTC: ip00359000

Hain: HC 12733;

Goff: Goff P‑359;


Proctor: Pr 8675;

Others: CIBN P‑148; Morgan, Persius, 46; Oates 3243-4; Sheppard 6726-7.

LCN: 14494641, 14494731


Copy number: P-148(1)

Bound with J‑320; see there for details of binding, decoration, and provenance.

Size of leaf: 242 × 162 mm.

Leaf a1r, l. 3: ‘ . . . ſatyriarum . . .', not as BMC; i8r, colophon, l. 2: ‘ . . . vvolf' not as BMC (` . . . Vvolf . . .').

Marginal and interlinear notes apparently in two sixteenth-century English hands, including comments on the text and extraction of key words, also underlining in the text and commentaries in black ink.

SHELFMARK: Auct. Q 5.4(2).

Copy number: P-148(2)

a1r, l. 3: ‘ . . . ſatyrarum . . .', as BMC; i8r, colophon, l. 2: ‘ . . . vvolf . . .', not as BMC.

Binding: Nineteenth-century marbled paper boards, bound for Kloß.

Size: 241 × 179 × 16 mm.

Size of leaf: 236 × 169 mm.

Some underlining in the commentaries.

Provenance: Georg Franz Burkhard Kloß (1787-1854); book-label; sale (1835), lot 3095 (bookseller's circular label on the spine); not identified in Books Purchased (1835).

SHELFMARK: Auct. N inf. 1.28.

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