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Scriptores Historiae Augustae

Scriptores Historiae Augustae.


Analysis of Content

a1v Ausonius, [Decimus Magnus: De XII caesaribus.] ‘Versus Ausonii in libros Suetonii'. Prete 202-4 no. XXII.1-41 (Green 161-3 no. XXIII.1-41).

a2r Calderinus, Domitius: ‘De uita Caii Suetonii Tranquilli'. See S‑117.

a2r Calderinus, Domitius: [Continuation of Vita Suetonii and Commentary on Suetonius.] See S‑117.

a2v [Title-page.]

a3r Suetonius Tranquillus, Gaius: De vita Caesarum. ‘Diuus Iulius Caesar'. Suet. Jul.

b3r Suetonius Tranquillus, Gaius: De vita Caesarum. ‘Diuus Octauianus Caesar Augustus'. Suet. Aug.

c6v Suetonius Tranquillus, Gaius: De vita Caesarum. ‘Tiberius Caesar'. Suet. Tib.

e1r Suetonius Tranquillus, Gaius: De vita Caesarum. ‘Caius Caligula Caesar'. Suet. Cal.

f1v Suetonius Tranquillus, Gaius: De vita Caesarum. ‘Diuus Claudius Caesar'. Suet. Cl.

g1v Suetonius Tranquillus, Gaius: De vita Caesarum. ‘Nero Claudius Caesar'. Suet. Nero.

h2v Suetonius Tranquillus, Gaius: De vita Caesarum. ‘Sergius Galba imperator'. Suet. Gal.

h5v Suetonius Tranquillus, Gaius: De vita Caesarum. ‘Otho Siluius imperator'. Suet. Otho.

i1r Suetonius Tranquillus, Gaius: De vita Caesarum. ‘Aulus Vitelius imperator'. Suet. Vit.

i3r Suetonius Tranquillus, Gaius: De vita Caesarum. ‘Imperator diuus Vespasianus augustus'. Suet. Ves.

i6r Suetonius Tranquillus, Gaius: De vita Caesarum. ‘Diuus Titus imperator augustus'. Suet. Tit.

k1r Suetonius Tranquillus, Gaius: De vita Caesarum. ‘Diuus Domitianus imperator'. Suet. Dom.

k5r ‘Registrum'.

k5r [Ausonius, Decimus Magnus]: Tetrasticha. ‘Tetrastica de Caesaribus post Tranquillum'. Prete 208-9 nos 13-18 (Green 166-7).

k5v ‘De Suetonio'. Incipit: ‘Suetonius Lenis tertiaedecimae legionis tribunus . . .’ Explicit: facultas uideatur This and the following text appear, anonymously, in Vatican, MS. Reg. lat. 1755, fol. 257v; see Les Manuscrits classiques latins de la Bibliothèque vaticane: catalogue, ed. E. Pellegrin and others, 3 vols (Paris, 1975-91), II/1 400.

k5v ‘Item de eodem'. Incipit: ‘C. Suetonius uisus est ea libertate scripsisse . . .’ Explicit: scriptorum non uideam

A1r Aelius Spartianus: De vita Hadriani. [Scriptores Historiae Augustae.] Script. Hist. Aug. 1. See also S‑117 and Bellezza 22-4, no. 3.

A4v Aelius Spartianus: Aelius Verus. Script. Hist. Aug. 2.

A5v Iulius Capitolinus: Antoninus Pius. Script. Hist. Aug. 3.

A7v Iulius Capitolinus: Marcus Antoninus philosophus. Script. Hist. Aug. 4.

B3v Iulius Capitolinus: Verus. Script. Hist. Aug. 5.

B5r Aelius Spartianus: Didius Iulianus. Script. Hist. Aug. 9.

B6v Aelius Lampridius: Commodus Antoninus. Script. Hist. Aug. 7.

C3r Iulius Capitolinus: Pertinax. Script. Hist. Aug. 8.

C5r Vulcatius Gallicanus: Avidius. Script. Hist. Aug. 6.

D1r Aelius Spartianus: Severus. Script. Hist. Aug. 10.

D4r Aelius Spartianus: Pescennius Niger. Script. Hist. Aug. 11.

D6r Aelius Spartianus: Antoninus Caracallus. Script. Hist. Aug. 13.

E1r Aelius Spartianus: Antonius Geta. Script. Hist. Aug. 14.

E2r Aelius Lampridius: Antoninus Heliogabalus. Script. Hist. Aug. 17.

E5v Aelius Lampridius: Diadumenus Antoninus. Script. Hist. Aug. 16.

F1r Iulius Capitolinus: Opilius Macrinus. Script. Hist. Aug. 15.

F2v Iulius Capitolinus: Vita Clodii Albini. Script. Hist. Aug. 12.

F4v Aelius Lampridius: Alexander Severus. Script. Hist. Aug. 18.

G5r Iulius Capitolinus: Maximini duo. Script. Hist. Aug. 19.

H2v Iulius Capitolinus: Liber de rebus gestis Gordianorum. Script. Hist. Aug. 20.

H6v Iulius Capitolinus: Maximus. Script. Hist. Aug. 21. With two further lines at the end: ‘Sed Fortunatiano credamus . . . aboliti uideantur.’

I2v Trabellius Pollio: Valeriani duo. Incipit: ‘[V]alerianus imperator nobilis genere patre Valerio . . . cuius per annos septuaginta . . .’ Explicit: neque possum Script. Hist. Aug. 22. The first 36 lines of the text in the ‘editio princeps' are here omitted; the text opens with two different lines, after which the rest of the text is the same.

I3r Iulius Capitolinus: Gallieni Duo. Script. Hist. Aug. 23.

I5r Iulius Capitolinus: Soloninus Gallienus. Followed by short entries for: Triginta tyranni; Cyriades Primus; Postumus Secundus; Postumus iunior tertius; Lollianus quartus; Victorinus quintus; Victorinus iunior sextus; Martius septimus; Ingenuus octauus; Regillianus Nonus; Aurelius decimus; Macrianus undecimus [not duodecimus as S‑117]; Macrianus iunior duodecimus; Quietus terciusdecimus; Odenatus quartusdecimus; Herodes quintusdecimus; Meonius sextusdecimus; Balista decimusseptimus; Valerius decimusoctauus; Piso decimusnonus; Aemilianus Vigesimus; Saturninus uigesimusprimus; Tetricus senior uigesimussecundus; Tetricus iunior uigesimustertius; Trebellianus uigesimusquartus; Herennianus vigessimusquintus; Timolaus uigesimussextus; Celsus uigesimusseptimus; Zenobia uigesima octaua; Victoria tricesima; Titus; Censorinus. Script. Hist. Aug. 24.

K4v Trabellius Pollio: Divus Claudius. Script. Hist. Aug. 25.

K6v Flavius Vopiscus: Divus Aurelianus. Script. Hist. Aug. 26.

L5v Flavius Vopiscus: Tacitus. Florianus. Script. Hist. Aug. 27.

M1r Flavius Vopiscus: Probus. Script. Hist. Aug. 28.

M3v Flavius Vopiscus: Firmus Saturninus Proculus et Bonosus. Script. Hist. Aug. 29.

M6r Flavius Vopiscus: De Numeriano. De Carino. Script. Hist. Aug. 30.

N1r Eutropius: Breviarium historiae Romanae (I–X). Paulus Diaconus, Historia Romana, ed. Crivellucci, 5-149; see CPL 1181 and Texts and Transmission, 159-62.

P6r Paulus Diaconus: [Continuation of Breviarium historiae Romanae.] Historia romana. Paulus Diaconus, Historia Romana, ed. Crivellucci, 151-238 (end of book xvi).

R6r [List of contents.]

R6r [Colophon.] Incipit: ‘Habes candide lector Caesarum uitas paruo aere quas olim anxius quaerebas maxima lucubratione a uiris praestantissimis emendatas'.


Imprint: Venice: [Johannes Rubeus Vercellensis and] Bernardinus Rizus, Novariensis, 1 Oct. 1489. Folio.

Remarks: Johannes Rubeus printed the first thirteen gatherings (a–k, A–C), which also form the first part of his own edition (Goff S‑342); Rizus printed the remaining gatherings (D–R).


Collation: a–c8 d–k6 A8 B–R6.


ISTC: is00341000

Hain: HC 14562 (= (HC 15114 = HCR 14560 = C 5670) + HR 14562);

Goff: Goff S‑341;

BMC: BMC V 401;

Proctor: Pr 4951;

Others: BSB‑Ink S‑230; CIBN S‑491; Sheppard 4071-2. Microfiche: Unit 4: Chronicles and Historiography: Part I, CH 86.

LCN: 14508811


Copy number: S-118(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century quarter green morocco over pasteboards covered with calf. Marbled pastedowns; green silk bookmark.

Size: 318 × 220 × 30 mm.

Size of leaf: 308 × 204 mm.

Provenance: Ludovico della Torre (fifteenth century). Verona, Franciscan Observants, S. Bernardino; inscription in a fifteenth-century hand in brown ink on a2v: ‘Suetonius de xii Cesaribus . . . et pertinet loco s. Bernardini Verone' in a different hand: ‘ad usum f. Ludouici de la torre'. Jean Baptiste, chevalier de Bearzi (nineteenth century); sale (1855), lot 3165; pencil note on the recto of the front endleaf: ‘Vente Bearzi No. 3165 | J. H. Parker | 18.50'. Sheppard records that this item was purchased in 1855, but it has not been identified in Books Purchased (1855).

SHELFMARK: Auct. P 3.29.

Copy number: S-118(2)

Wanting gatherings a–k containing Suetonius.

Binding: Nineteenth-century blind-tooled black paper boards with the title and typographical information gold-tooled on the upper cover; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 308 × 215 × 17 mm.

Size of leaf: 305 × 214 mm.

Some early marginal notes, mainly extracting key words, in a sixteenth-century German hand in dark brown ink. Some other notes, providing conceptual corrections to the text with reference to the work of Gilles Ménage, Juris civilis amoenitates (Paris, 1664, etc.), in a seventeenth/eighteenth-century hand in light brown and red ink. Probably in the same hand, in the list of contents on R6r some attributions and some spellings have been amended.

Provenance: Georg Franz Burkhard Kloß (1787-1854); book-label; sale (1835), lot 2028; purchased for £0. 5. 0; see Books Purchased (1835), 3.

SHELFMARK: Auct. P 5.6.

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