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Bod-Inc: S-296

Statius, Publius Papinius

Thebais, et al.


Analysis of Content

[a1v] [Verse summary.] Incipit: ‘Soluitur in primo fratrum concordia libro | Denegat et foedus repetitaque regna secundus'; 12 hexameters. See B. Munk Olsen, L'étude des auteurs classiques latins au XIe et XIIe siècles (1982-9), II 525.

[a2r] Statius, [Publius] Papinius: Thebais. ‘P. Papinii Statii Surculi Thebaidos Liber primus incipit’ Incipit: ‘[F]raternas acies alternaque regna profanis ...’ [p1r] Explicit: ‘... Occidet meriti post me referunt honores.’ ‘Deo gratias.’ See S‑286. Statius is called ‘Surculus' in this edition.

[p2r] Statius, P[ublius] Pa[pinius]: Achilleis. [Verse summary.] Incipit: In primo Chirona petit Thetis ante precata | At Thetis Aemonio Lycomedi tradit Achillem ... Fila movens canit heroas nox occupat artus [12 hexametres.] ‘P. Pa. Statii Achilleidos Liber I.’ Incipit: ‘[M]agnaminun [sic] Aeacidem [sic] formidatamque tonanti ...’ [q6r] Explicit: ‘... Aura filet puppis currens ad litora venit.’ See S‑286.


Imprint: [Parma: Stephanus Corallus, before 23 Mar. 1473]. Folio.

Secundo folio: P. Papinii Statii Surculi Thebaidos liber primus incipit.


Collation: [a–n10 o8 p12 q6].


ISTC: is00701000

Hain: HC 14984;

Goff: Goff S‑701;


Proctor: Pr 6841;

Others: CIBN S‑386; Sheppard 5650.

LCN: 14009953


Copy number: S-296(1)

Binding: Eighteenth/nineteenth-century parchment; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 302 × 204 × 37 mm.

Size of leaf: 295 × 190 mm.

Frequent interlinear and marginal notes in brown or red ink in a cursive Italian hand c.1500, extracting key words and supplying corrections to the text, brackets, pointing hands, paragraph marks, ‘nota' signs, paraphrases, rhetorical terms, and references to other authors, including lines from Homer in Greek. Bibliographical notes in Italian in a nineteenth-century Italian hand on the rear pastedown.

Provenance: Purchased for £21. 0. 0; see Books Purchased (1827), 19.

SHELFMARK: Auct. L 5.21.

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