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Opera, et al. (ed. Benedictus Brognolus).


Analysis of Content

a2r Priscianus Caesariensis: [Institutiones grammaticae (Institutiones I–XVI).] ‘De octo partibus orationis'. Keil, Grammatici latini, II–III 1-105.

x6r Priscianus Caesariensis: [Institutiones grammaticae (Institutiones XVII–XVIII).] ‘Liber Prisciani Minoris'; ‘De constructione' (in explicit). Keil, Grammatici latini, III 106-377.

B3v Priscianus Caesariensis: Partitiones XII versuum Aeneidos principalium. ‘De duodecim carminibus'. Keil, Grammatici latini, III 459-515; Priscianus, Opuscula, ed. Passalacqua, II 43-128.

D6v Priscianus Caesariensis [pseudo-]: De accentibus. Keil, Grammatici latini, III 519-28.

E2r Priscianus Caesariensis: De figuris numerorum. ‘De ponderibus et mensuris'. Keil, Grammatici latini, III 404-17; Passalacqua I 4-18.

E5v Priscianus Caesariensis [pseudo-; Remmius Flavianus: Carmen de ponderibus et mensuris.] Incipit: ‘[P]ondera Praeoriis(!) ueterum memorata libellis | Nosse iuuat pondus rebus natura locauit'; hexameters. Riese no. 486; on authorship see also Parks and Cranz, ‘Dionysius Periegetes', CTC III 31.

E7v Hermogenes [pseudo-]: Praeexercitamina. Translated from Greek by Priscianus. ‘De praeexercitamentis rhetoricae'. Keil, Grammatici latini, III 430-40; Passalacqua I 33-49.

F3v Priscianus Caesariensis: De metris fabularum Terentii. ‘De versibus comicis ratio'. Keil, Grammatici latini, III 418-29; Passalacqua I 19-32.

F7r Rufinus [Antiochensis]: Commentarium in metra Terentiana. ‘Commentarium de metris comicis'. Keil, Grammatici latini, VI 554-65.

G1v Rufinus [Antiochensis]: De compositione et metris oratorum. Keil, Grammatici latini, VI 565-578.

G6r Priscianus Caesariensis: [Institutio de nomine et pronomine et verbo.] Keil, Grammatici latini, III 440-56; Passalacqua II 3-41; see also Jeudy, ‘L'Institutio de nomine', 73-144.

H3v Dionysius [Periegetes]: De situ orbis or Periegesis. A shorter paraphrase of the text translated from Greek by Priscianus. ‘De orbis situ'. ‘[N]aturae genitor quae mundum continet omnem | Annue rex caeli positum telluris et undae'; hexameters. See P‑449.

I9v Cornelius Parmensis, Cyprianus: [Address to the reader and colophon.] Gibson, ‘Collected Works of Priscian', 251-2. The volume was edited by Benedictus Brognolus, as acknowledged in the address to the reader. The structure of this edition ultimately goes back to Vindelinus de Spira's 1470 Venice edition (Pr 4025).


Imprint: Venice: Hannibal Foxius et Socii, 22 Sept. 1485. Folio.


Collation: a8 b6 c–e8 f6 g–k8 l–o6 p q8 r6 s8 t u6 x y8 z6 & [con] A–H8 I10.


ISTC: ip00967000

Hain: HC Addenda *13360;

Goff: Goff P‑967;

BMC: BMC V 407;

Proctor: Pr 5007;

Others: BSB‑Ink P‑764; CIBN P‑598; Oates 1947; Rhodes 1468; Sack, Freiburg, 2957; Sheppard 4092.

LCN: 14086747


Copy number: P-456(1)

Binding: Eighteenth-century blind- and gold-tooled (fillets only) mottled calf, with the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers. Marbled pastedowns.

Size: 280 × 205 × 55 mm.

Size of leaf: 272 × 186 mm.

Typographical note in French on a1v, eighteenth-century. Incomplete manuscript folio numbering: 1-230. Marginal notes, mainly extracting key words and names of authors, occasional corrections, and pointing hands in an early hand.

On a2r a crude six-line initial ‘C' is supplied in red; occasional paragraph marks are supplied in red.

Provenance: Georg Franz Burkhard Kloß (1787-1854); book-label; sale (1835), lot 3309; purchased for £1. 6. 0; see Books Purchased (1835), 23.

SHELFMARK: Auct. P 5.3.

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