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Bod-Inc: S-201

Silius Italicus

Punica (comm. Petrus Marsus), et al.


Analysis of Content

a1v Marsus, Petrus: [Letter addressed to] Virginius Ursinus. ‘Interpretatio in Syllium Italicum'. CTC III 387-8. Marsus mentions his earlier version of the commentary, sent to Robertus Ursinus, the commentary of Petrus Odus Monopolitanus, and his teachers, Domitius Calderinus and Pomponius Laetus; CTC III 387.

a2r ‘Syllii Vita'. CTC III 388. Probably by Petrus Marsus, drawing on the Vita in the edition by Laetus; see S‑198.

a2r [Marsus, Petrus]: ‘Belli punici ii compendium'. See CTC III 388.

a4r [Marsus, Petrus: Commentary on the Punica.] See CTC III 388. On Marsus's ancient and contemporary sources see Dykmans, Pierre Marso, 72. The commentary was criticized by Antonius Volscus in his 1488 edition of Propertius (P‑482), see CTC III 389.

a4r [Silius Italicus: Punica.] Sil. According to Delz, Punica, p. xlix, the text in this edition is derived from that of Parma: [Printer of Hieronymus, ‘Epistolae', 1480], 16 Nov. 1481. On the transmission generally see S‑197.

[rum]6r [Marsus, Petrus: Final note to] Virginius Ursinus. ‘Operis Conclusio'. CTC III 388.


Imprint: Venice: Baptista de Tortis, 6 May 1483. Folio.


Collation: a–k8 l–z & [con]6 [rum]8.


ISTC: is00507000

Hain: HC 14739;

Goff: Goff S‑507;

BMC: BMC V 323;

Proctor: Pr 4619;

Others: BSB‑Ink} S‑385; CIBN S‑260; Oates 1842; Sheppard 3840.

LCN: 14552223


Copy number: S-201(1)

Wanting the leaves [rum3-4].

Binding: Blind-tooled calf, c.1700; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers. The title in gilt on a red leather label on the spine. A word (unread) is written along the lower edge.

Size: 321 × 225 × 33 mm.

Size of leaf: 311 × 210 mm.

A cut-away inscription in a sixteenth-century(?) hand on a1r. A few ‘nota' signs in a contemporary hand.

Initials are supplied in red or blue.

Provenance: Lüder Kulenkamp (1724-1794); sale (1796), lot 454. Purchased for £0. 6. 0; see Books Purchased (1796), 2.

SHELFMARK: Auct. O 1.5.

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