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Statius, Publius Papinius

Opera, et al.


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A2r Lactantius Placidus: [Commentary.] ‘Interpretatio in primum librum Thebaidos'. Lactantius Placidus, In Statii Thebaida commentum, ed. R. D. Sweeney (Stuttgart and Leipzig, 1997), I 1-659, with discussion of the commentary in its original form, at pp. vii–ix; M. D. Reeve, ‘Statius', in Texts and Transmission, 394-9, at 395.

A2r [Statius, Publius Papinius: Thebais.] Stat. Theb. On the transmission see Reeve, ‘Statius', 394-6.

Q8r Mataratius, Franciscus: [Commentary.] ‘Recollecta super Achilleida'. Incipit: ‘[P]ublius Papinius Statius P. Papinii Statii pater utraque lingua eruditus . . .’ See C. Jeudy and Y.-F. Riou, ‘L'Achilleide de Stace au moyen âge: abrégés et arguments', Revue d'histoire des textes, 4 (1974), 143-80, at 148-9, for the name Franciscus Maturantius..

Q8r [Verse summary.] Jeudy and Riou, ‘L'Achilleide de Stace', 169 note, 170.

Q8r Statius, P[ublius] Pa[pinius]: Achilleis. Stat. Ach. On the transmission of Statius' unfinished poem see Reeve, ‘Statius', 396-7.

a1r Calderinus, Domitius: [Preface addressed to] Augustinus Maffeus. Incipit: ‘[D]omitius Augustino salutem. Etsi hic noster labor et studium . . .’ For this preface and its context see C. Dionisotti, ‘Calderini, Poliziano e altri', Italia Medioevale e Umanistica, 11 (1968), 151-85, at 167, 169-70.

a2r [Calderinus], Domitius: [Carmen addressed to] Franciscus de Aragona. Incipit: ‘Nuper non fueras in urbe notus | Incultus lacer horridus retonsus |'; 24 hendecasyllabics. See Dionisotti, ‘Calderini, Poliziano e altri', 170-1.

a3r Calderinus, Domitius: [Commentary dedicated to] Augustinus Maffeus. Incipit: ‘Vates et per antiquos esse et natura duce qua una uigent hoc furoris genere . . .’ See A. Grafton and L. Jardine, From Humanism to the Humanities (London, 1986), 83. On Calderinus' commentary and editing see M. D. Reeve, ‘Statius's Silvae in the Fifteenth Century', Classical Quarterly, 71 (1977), 202-25, at 207, 212, 217; J. Dunston, ‘Studies in Domizio Calderini', Italia Medioevale e Umanistica, 11 (1968), 74 note 2, 76.

a3r Statius, [Publius] Papinius: Silvae. Edited by Domitius Calderinus, as stated at the beginning and the end of the text and commentary. Stat. Silv. On the transmission see Reeve, ‘Statius's Silvae’, 202-25; Reeve, ‘Statius', 397-9.

l4v ‘Papinii Vita'. Incipit: ‘[Q]ui Statio poetae Galliae oppidum patriam assignant . . .’

m1r [Calderinus], Domitius: [Letter addressed to] Franciscus de Aragona. D. Coppini, ‘Il Properzio di Domizio Calderini', in Commentatori e traduttori di Properzio dall'Umanesimo al Lachmann: Atti del Convegno Internazionale Assisi, 28-30 ottobre 1994, ed. G. Catanzaro and F. Santucci (Assisi, 1996), 50-1.

m1r [Calderinus], Domitius: [Commentary.] ‘In Sapho Ouidii'. Incipit: ‘[C]allias Methymnaeus nulla lucubratione nobilior fuit . . .’

m1v [Ovidius Naso, Publius pseudo-(?): Epistola Sapphus.] ‘Sapho Phaoni'. See O‑037.

m7v [Calderinus], Domitius: ‘Elucubratio in quaedam Propertii loca quae difficiliora uidebantur' [dedicated to] Franciscus de Aragona. ‘Ex primo libro Propertii in primam elegiam cuius argumentum'. Incipit: ‘  “Vritur et nulla fuas quum mitior arte | Ut se dissoluat Cynthia quaerit opem”. Minalion Athalantae duae fuerunt, altera filia Promethei . . .’ See P‑481.

n3v [Calderinus], Domitius: ‘Epilogus et προσφώνησις de obseruationibus' [dedicated to] Franciscus de Aragona. Incipit: ‘[S]cio me multa praeterisse quae fortasse explicationem desiderabunt . . .’ Calderinus renounces commentary writing and proposes to concentrate on the translation of Greek works, and the writing of his ‘Obseruationes quaedam' in three books, of which only a few notes were ever published (see below n4r –n5v).

n4r [Calderinus, Domitius]: ‘Ex tertio libro obseruationum'. Incipit: ‘Video a praepositionem, quom in multas uariasque significatione . . .’ See Dionisotti, ‘Calderini, Poliziano e altri', 167-9.

n5v [Calderinus], Domitius: [Postscript addressed to] the reader. Incipit: ‘Sic mihi perpetuae contingant murmura laudis | Et bona post funus hora superstes eat'; 3 elegiac distichs.


Imprint: Venice: Octavianus Scotus, 2 Dec. 1483. Folio.


Collation: A–S8 T6 a8 b–k6 l4 m n6.


ISTC: is00691000

Hain: HC *14976;

Goff: Goff S‑691;

BMC: BMC V 278;

Proctor: Pr 4578;

Others: BSB‑Ink S‑536; CIBN S‑376; Rhodes 1636; Sack, Freiburg, 3274; Sheppard 3643-4.

LCN: 14009896


Copy number: S-286(1)

Binding: Eighteenth-century calf; the title in gilt on a green leather label and ‘70' on a paper label on the spine; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers; yellow-edged leaves.

Size: 312 × 215 × 40 mm.

Size of leaf: 305 × 201 mm.

Marginal notes are supplied on the beginning of Thebaid in a contemporary North European hand, extracting key words and phrases, and providing some corrections to the text.

Provenance: Charles Lloyd, Bishop of Oxford (1784-1829); sale (1829), lot 1263. Purchased for £0. 7. 0; see Library Bills (1829-32), no. 49 and Books Purchased (1829), 20.

SHELFMARK: Auct. O 4.29.

Copy number: S-286(2)

Wanting the blank leaf A1r.

Binding: Eighteenth/nineteenth-century paperboards backed with gold-tooled red morocco; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers; sprinkled red-edged leaves.

Size: 303 × 204 × 46 mm.

Size of leaf: 297 × 195 mm.

Frequent marginal notes in red or black ink in a contemporary Italian hand, mainly on Thebaid, extracting key words, and supplying brackets, ‘nota' signs, rhetorical terms, and corrections to and comments on the text; see Reeve, ‘Statius's Silvae’, 218-19.

Provenance: Giacomo Lucchesini (1753-1820); ‘Di Giacomo Lucchesini'. Richard Heber (1773-1833); see Catalogue, 2 (1834), lot 6005; paper label on the spine. Purchased for £0. 2. 6; see Books Purchased (1834), 28.

SHELFMARK: Auct. P 5.15.

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