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Seneca, Lucius Annaeus

Tragoediae (ed. and comm. Gellius Bernardinus Marmita).


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

a1v Marmita, Gellius Bernardinus: [Preface addressed] to Guilelmus de Rupeforti. Incipit: ‘[M]aiores nostri quodcumque studio, industria aut uirtute . . .’ Marmita mentions his editing of the text, and his reasons for composing the commentary.

a2r Marmita, Gellius Bernardinus: ‘In tragoedias Senecae interpretatio'. [Introduction.] Incipit: ‘[Q]ue potissimum ad explanationem huius preclari operis attinent . . .’

a3r [Marmita, Gellius Bernardinus]: ‘In tragoedias Senecae interpretatio'. [Commentary.] Incipit: ‘  “[S]oror”. Hic est primus actus in quo indignatio Iunonis habetur . . .’

a3r Seneca, Lucius Annaeus: Hercules Furens. This and the other plays in this edition are edited by Marmita; see his preface. Sen. Her. F.

f3r [Seneca, Lucius Annaeus: Thyestes.] Sen. Thy.

f3r [Marmita, Gellius Bernardinus: Commentary.] Incipit: ‘  “[Q]uis me”. Haec secunda tragoedia inscribitur. Thyestes . . .’

i2v [Marmita, Gellius Bernardinus: Commentary.] Incipit: ‘  “[C]eci parentis”. Titulus huius tragoediae est Thebais . . .’

i2v [Seneca, Lucius Annaeus: Phoenissae.] ‘Thebais'. Sen. Phoen.

k7v [Seneca, Lucius Annaeus: Phaedra.] ‘Hippolytus'. Sen. Phaed.

k7v [Marmita, Gellius Bernardinus: Commentary.] Incipit: ‘  “[I]te umbrosas”. Haec tragoedia quae inscribitur Hyppolitus inter alias . . .’

o2v [Seneca, Lucius Annaeus: Oedipus. Sen. Oed.

o2v [Marmita, Gellius Bernardinus: Commentary.] Incipit: ‘  “[I]am nocte”. Argumentum huius tragoediae, quae inscribitur Oedipus repetendum est . . .’

q7v [Seneca, Lucius Annaeus: Troades.] ‘Troas'. Sen. Tro.

q8r [Marmita, Gellius Bernardinus: Commentary.] Incipit: ‘  “[Q]uicunque”. Haec tragoedia inscribitur Troas . . .’

t6r [Seneca, Lucius Annaeus]: Medea. Sen. Med.

t6r [Marmita, Gellius Bernardinus: Commentary.] Incipit: ‘  “[D]ii coniugales”. Iason fuit Aesonis filius fratris Peliae . . .’

y3r [Seneca, Lucius Annaeus]: Agamemnon. Sen. Ag.

y3r [Marmita], Gellius Bernardinus: Commentary.] Incipit: ‘  “[O]paca linquens”. Haec tragoedia inscribitur Agamemnon a materia quae tractatur . . .’

&5r [Seneca, Lucius Annaeus pseudo-: Octauia.] [Sen.] Oct.

&5v [Marmita, Gellius Bernardinus: Commentary.] Incipit: ‘  “[I]am uaga”. Claudius imperator Romanus post alias sponsas . . .’

7r [Seneca, Lucius Annaeus: Hercules Oetaeus.] Sen. Her. O.

7r [Marmita, Gellius Bernardinus: Commentary.] Incipit: ‘  “[S]ator deorum”. Haec tragoedia inscribitur Hercules Oetheus . . .’

D8v [Marmita, Gellius Bernardinus: Final note, addressed to] the reader. Incipit: ‘Hbeas(!) amice lector commentaria in aureas L. Annaei Senecae tragoedias . . .’


Imprint: Lyons: Antonius Lambillon and Marinus Saracenus, 28 Nov. 1491. 4°.


Collation: a–z & [con] [rum] A–D8.


ISTC: is00435000

Hain: HC 14665;

Goff: Goff S‑435;


Proctor: Pr 8636;

Others: BSB‑Ink S‑271; CIBN S‑202; Sheppard 6687.

LCN: 14051609


Copy number: S-146(1)

Leaf a1 repaired.

Binding: Nineteenth-century half calf, with marbled paper boards; bound for Kloß.

Size: 251 × 185 × 42 mm.

Size of leaf: 240 × 162 mm.

A few notes on a2r in a sixteenth-century hand.

Provenance: Vigevano, Lombardy, Franciscans, S. Francesco (seventeenth century); see ‘Della Lib. di S. Fran̄co (di Vigō)' obscured on a2r and ‘Di S. Fran̄co di Vigō' on d2r. Georg Franz Burkhard Kloß (1787-1854); book-label; sale (1835), lot 3507; purchased for £0. 9. 0; see Books Purchased (1835), 25.

SHELFMARK: Auct. N inf. 1.29.

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