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Seneca, Lucius Annaeus

Epistolae, et al.


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[*1r] [Title-page.]

[*1v] [Table.]

a1r Hieronymus: [Extract from De viris illustribus.] ‘Super epistolis Pauli ad senecam et Senecae ad Paulum'. See S‑131.

[*2r] Seneca, Lucius Annaeus [pseudo-; Sanctus] Paulus [pseudo-]: ‘Epistola Senecae ad Paulum'. See S‑131.

[*2v] ‘Epitaphium Senecae in morte'. See S‑131.

a1r Seneca, Lucius Annaeus: Epistolae ad Lucilium. Sen. Ep.; see S‑131; Fohlen, ‘Les premières éditions', 352-7 (group III no. 12).

i1r Seneca, [Lucius Annaeus, pseudo-]: ‘De Paupertate'. Incipit: ‘[H]onesta inquit Epicurus res est paupertas laeta . . .’ On this conflation of pieces taken from Seneca's letters see B. Munk Olsen, L'étude des auteurs classiques latins aux XIe et XIIe siècles (Paris, 1984), II 378; I. Opelt, ‘Seneca bei den Humanisten', Res publica litterarum: Studies in the Classical Tradition, 10 (1987), 253-6 at 255; VL VIII 1086.

i1v ‘Vita Lucii Annaei Senecae Cordubensis'. Incipit: ‘[C]um permulta sint uel ad mores uel ad institutiones uitae a sapientissimuis hominibus praestare . . .’ For Vitae of Seneca see VL VIII 1088.

i2v Seneca, [Lucius Annaeus pseudo-; Martinus de Braga]: De moribus. PL LXXII 29A–32D. For the authorship see M. D. R[eeve], in Texts and Transmission, 327; Manitius I 112-3. For this edition see Opelt, ‘Seneca bei den Humanisten', 253-4.

i3r Seneca, Lucius Annaeus [pseudo-; Martinus de Braga]: De quattuor virtutibus cardinalibus, siue De formula honestae uitae. PL LXXII 23B–28D. On Martinus de Braga as author see Henkel, Schultexte, 306-9; VL VIII 1084.

i5r Seneca, Lucius Annaeus (Senior): [Controuersiae]. ‘Declamationes'. Sen. Con. On the transmission see Seneca, Controuersiae, ed. M. Winterbottom (London, 1974), pp. xv–xxi; M. W[est] in Texts and Transmission, 336-7; VL VIII 1078-9.

l5r Seneca, Lucius Annaeus: De clementia. ‘Ad Neronem de clementia'. Sen. Cl. For the transmission see L. D. R[eynolds], in Texts and Transmission, 363-5; Reynolds, Medieval Tradition, 86, 112; VL VIII 1081-2.

m1r Seneca, Lucius Annaeus: De beneficiis. ‘Ad Ebrutium Liberalem de beneficiis'. Sen. Ben. For the work's transmission see L. D. R[eynolds], in Texts and Transmission, 363-5.

o8v Seneca, Lucius Annaeus: [Dialogi.] ‘De Ira ad Nouatum'. Sen. Dial. The Dialogues are in the order: ‘De Ira' I–III, ‘De prouidentia', ‘De vita beata', ‘Consolatio ad Marciam', ‘Consolatio ad Albinum', ‘De tranquillitate animi', ‘De constantia sapientis', ‘De breuitate vitae', ‘Consolatio ad Polybium'. On these see VL VIII 1081. On this edition see Reynolds, Mediaeval Tradition, 1, 3.

t6r Seneca, Lucius Annaeus: [Epistolae ad Lucilium, LXXXVIII]. ‘De studiis liberalibus'. Sen. Ep. 88.

t7v Seneca, Lucius Annaeus [pseudo-; Publilius Syrus]: Proverbia. Pub. Sent., with additional lines of text, ending ‘ . . . Zelari autem hominibus uitiosum est', as in some thirteenth-century manuscripts. For the Publilian, Pseudo-Senecan (De moribus), and other components of this text, see N. G. Round, ‘The Medieval Reputation of the Proverbia Senecae: A Partial Survey based on Recorded MSS', Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, 72 (1972), 103-51, at 103. On the attribution to Seneca in this edition see M. D. R[eeve], in Texts and Transmission, 327-9; OCD 1276; VL VIII 1085.

u2r Seneca, Lucius Annaeus: Quaestiones naturales. Sen. Nat.

z1r Seneca, Lucius Annaeus (Senior): Suasoriae. ‘Sententiae, diuisiones, colores suasorium'. Sen. Suas. See Seneca, Controuersiae, ed. Winterbottom, pp. xx–xxi.

z1r Seneca, Lucius Annaeus (Senior): Controversiae. Sen. Con.


Imprint: Venice: Bernardinus de Choris, de Cremona, 31 Oct. 1492. Folio.


Collation: [*2] a–g8 h4 i–z & [con]8 [rum] aa6.


ISTC: is00371000

Hain: HC 14594;

Goff: Goff S‑371;

BMC: BMC V 466;

Proctor: Pr 5221;

Others: BSB‑Ink S‑268; CIBN S‑185; Oates 2053; Sack, Freiburg, 3200; Sheppard 4301-2.

LCN: 14053338


Copy number: S-134(1)

Sheets &3.6 and &4.5 transposed in binding.

Binding: Gold-tooled (Dutch?) red morocco, c.1700; the author's name on a black leather label on the spine; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers; gilt-edged leaves; marbled pastedowns.

Size: 311 × 210 × 40 mm.

Size of leaf: 300 × 190 mm.

Inscription on [*1r] obliterated.

Initials and capital strokes are supplied in red.

Provenance: Purchased for £0. 10. 6; see Books Purchased (1819), 8.

SHELFMARK: Auct. N 4.25.

Copy number: S-134(2)

Binding: Nineteenth-century calf; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 325 × 220 × 38 mm.

Size of leaf: 312 × 200 mm.

Some underlining and ‘nota' signs on a1–2 in a sixteeenth-century hand.

Provenance: Roermond, Limburg, Jesuits; see ‘Bibliothecae Collegii Ruraemundensis societatis Jesu'; former shelfmark(?) on [*1r]: ‘1 Q 17' [‘19' cancelled]. Georg Franz Burkhard Kloß (1787-1854); book-label; sale (1835), lot 3516; purchased for £0. 5. 0; see Books Purchased (1835), 26.

SHELFMARK: Auct. P 2.25.

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