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Bod-Inc: S-147

Seneca, Lucius Annaeus

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


Analysis of Content

a1r [Title-page.]

a2r Marmita, Gellius Bernardinus: [Preface addressed] to Guilelmus de Rupeforti. Incipit: ‘[M]aiores nostri quodcumque studio, industria aut uirtute . . .’ See S‑146.

a2v Marmita, Gellius Bernardinus: ‘In tragoedias Senecae interpretatio'. [Introduction.] Incipit: ‘[Q]ue potissimum ad explanationem huius preclari operis attinent . . .’ See S‑146.

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.

d5v [Seneca, Lucius Annaeus: Thyestes.] Sen. Thy.

d5v [Marmita, Gellius Bernardinus: Commentary.] Incipit: ‘  “[Q]uis me”. Haec secunda tragoedia inscribitur. Thyestes . . .’

g1r [Marmita, Gellius Bernardinus: Commentary.] Incipit: ‘  “[C]eci parentis”. Titulus huius tragoediae est Thebais . . .’

g1r [Seneca, Lucius Annaeus: Phoenissae.] ‘Thebais'. Sen. Phoen.

h2v [Seneca, Lucius Annaeus: Phaedra.] ‘Hyppolitus'. Sen. Phaed.

h2v [Marmita, Gellius Bernardinus: Commentary.] Incipit: ‘  “[I]te umbrosas”. Haec tragoedia quae inscribitur Hyppolitus inter alias . . .’

k4v [Seneca, Lucius Annaeus: Oedipus. Sen. Oed.

k4v [Marmita, Gellius Bernardinus: Commentary.] Incipit: ‘  “[I]am nocte”. Argumentum huius tragoediae, quae inscribitur Oedipus repetendum est . . .’

m5v [Marmita, Gellius Bernardinus: Commentary.] Incipit: ‘  “[Q]uicunque”. Haec tragoedia inscribitur Troas . . .’

m5v [Seneca, Lucius Annaeus: Troades.] ‘Troas'. Sen. Tro.

o6v [Seneca, Lucius Annaeus: Medea.] Sen. Med.

o6v [Marmita, Gellius Bernardinus: Commentary.] Incipit: ‘  “[D]ii coniugales”. Iason fuit Aesonis filius fratris Peliae . . .’

q6r [Seneca, Lucius Annaeus]: Agamemnon. Sen. Ag.

q6r [Marmita, Gellius Bernardinus: Commentary.] Incipit: ‘  “[O]paca linquens”. Haec tragoedia inscribitur Agamemnon a materia quae tractatur . . .’

s4v [Seneca, Lucius Annaeus pseudo-: Octauia.] [Sen.] Oct.

s4v [Marmita, Gellius Bernardinus: Commentary.] Incipit: ‘  “[I]am uaga”. Claudius imperator Romanus post alias sponsas . . .’

u3r [Seneca, Lucius Annaeus: Hercules Oetaeus.] Sen. Her. O.

u3r [Marmita, Gellius Bernardinus: Commentary.] Incipit: ‘  “[S]ator deorum”. Haec tragoedia inscribitur Hercules Oetheus . . .’

z4r [Marmita, Gellius Bernardinus: Final note, addressed to] the reader. Incipit: ‘Habeas amice lector commentaria in aureas L. Annaei Senecae tragoedias . . .’


Imprint: Venice: Lazarus de Suardis, de Saviliano, 12 Dec. 1492. Folio.


Collation: a8 b–z6.


ISTC: is00436000

Hain: HC 14666;

Goff: Goff S‑436;

BMC: BMC V 491;

Proctor: Pr 5283;

Others: BSB‑Ink S‑272; CIBN S‑203; Oates 2066; Sheppard 4379.

LCN: 14051484


Copy number: S-147(1)

Binding: Early eighteenth-century calf over thick rope fibre-boards, stained olive-green (later?). Formerly chained: staple-marks of a hasp at tail of lower cover. Sprinkled red-edged leaves. The gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers; ‘21' in white across the head of the spine, and across the fore-edge.

Size: 312 × 218 × 32 mm.

Size of leaf: 305 × 203 mm.

A few marginal notes in a sixteenth-century English hand, extracting key words and supplying underlining.

Provenance: Nathaniel Crynes (1686-1745); see inscription ‘E libris Nath. Crynes' on a1r. Bequeathed in 1745.

Former Bodleian shelfmark: DD 21 Art.

SHELFMARK: Auct. O 1.1.

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