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Terentius Afer, Publius

Comoediae (ed. Raphael Zovenzonius).


Analysis of Content

[a1r] Petrarca, Franciscus: Vita Terentii. ‘Terentii uita excerpta de dictis d. F. Petrarcae'. All texts in this editions are edited by Raphael Zovenzonius; see colophon on [n5v]. Incipit: ‘[D]e Terentii uita in antiquis libris multa reperiuntur . . .’ expl: breuiter de Terentio dicta sint On Petrarca's sources for the Vita see T‑022.

[a2r] [Epitaphium Terentii.] Incipit: ‘[N]atus in excelsis tectis Carthaginis altae | Romanis ducibus bellica praeda fui'; 3 elegiac distichs. See T‑021.

[a2r] [Sulpicius Apollinaris, Gaius: Periocha of Andria.] ‘Argumentum.’ Sulp. Peri. Ter. An. The plays and Sulpicius's periochae, on which see T‑021, are presented as verse.

[a2r] [Terentius Afer, Publius: Andria.] ‘Prooemium.’ Ter. An. On the subscription ‘Calliopius recensui' after each play see T‑021. For the ordering of plays in this edition see T‑024.

[c1v] [Didascalia for Eunuchus.] ‘Acta ludis Megalensibus Luc. Postumio Albino Luc. Cornelio Merula aedilibus curulibus . . . M. Valerio G. Fauonio consulibus'. See T‑021.

[c1v] [Anonymous summary of] Eunuchus. ‘Argumentum Eunuchi'. Incipit: ‘[M]eretrix adoloscentem cuius mutuo amore tenebatur exclusit eique reuocato . . .’ expl: ‘receptus illuditur’ see T‑021.

[c2r] [Sulpicius Apollinaris, Gaius: Periocha of Eunuchus.] ‘Argumentum.’ Sulp. Peri. Ter. Eu.

[c2r] [Terentius Afer, Publius: Eunuchus.] ‘Prologus.’ Ter. Eun.

[e3r] [Didascalia for Hautontimorumenos.] ‘Acta ludis Megalensibus L. Cornelio Lentulo L. Valerio Flacco aedilibus curulibus . . . M. Iunio T. Symphoriano consulibus'. See T‑021.

[e3r] [Sulpicius Apollinaris, Gaius: Periocha of Hautontimorumenos.] ‘Argumentum Heautontimorumenos(!)'. Sulp. Peri. Ter. Hau.

[e3v] [Terentius Afer, Publius: Hautontimorumenos.] ‘Prologus.’ Ter. Hau.

[g4r] [Didascalia for Adelphoe.] ‘Acta ludis funebribus Q. Fab. Max. P. Cornelio Aphric. Aemylii Pauli aedilibus curulibus . . . A. Nicio et M. Cornelio consulibus'. See T‑021.

[g4r] [Sulpicius Apollinaris, Gaius: Periocha of Adelphoe.] ‘Argumentum Adelphoe.’ Sulp. Peri. Ter. Ad. See T‑021.

[g4r] [Terentius Afer, Publius: Adelphoe.] ‘Prologus'. Ter. Ad.

[i4v] [Didascalia for Hecyra.] ‘Acta ludis Romanis Sexto Cesare Gn. Cornelio aedilibus curulibus . . . Q. Fuluio L. Marco aedilibus curulibus'. See T‑022.

[i4v] [Anonymous summary of Phormio.] ‘Argumentum.’ Incipit: ‘[E]x duobus fratribus alter locuplex duxit uxorem locupletem . . .’ See T‑022.

[i5r] [Sulpicius Apollinaris, Gaius: Periocha of Phormio.] ‘Argumentum Phormionis.’ Sulp. peri. Ter. Ph.

[i5r] [Terentius Afer, Publius: Phormio.] ‘Prologus.’ Ter. Ph.

[l6r] [Unascribed didascalia.] ‘Acta lucidis(!) Romanis L. Postumio Albino Luc. Postumio Merula aedilibus curulibus id est sine interpellatione. Modos fecit Otho Lucrecius tibiis sarranis et C. Fannio M. Valerio consulibus'.

[l6r] [Anonymous summary of Hecyra]. ‘Argumentum Aecyrae.’ Incipit: ‘[A]dolescens qui meretricis amore tenebatur in peruigilio stuprauit uirginem . . .’ See T‑022.

[l6v] [Sulpicius Apollinaris, Gaius: Periocha of Hecyra.] ‘Argumentum.’ Sulp. Peri. Ter. Hec.

[l6v] Terentius Afer, Publius: Hecyra. ‘Prologus Ecyrae.’ Ter. Hec.

[n5v] [Didascalia for Phormio.] ‘Acta ludis Romanis L. Postumio Albino L. Cornelio Merula aedilibus . . . Appollodori epidicazomenenos facta iiii. C. Fannio M. Valerio consulibus'. See T‑021.

[n5v] [Epigram.] Incipit: ‘Callippi calamo fuit exemplare repertum | Vnde est impressum quod legis hospes opus'; 1 elegiac distich.

[n5v] [Colophon.] ‘Raphael Zovenzonius Ister P. emendaui . . . Nicolao Throno Venetiarum duce'.


Imprint: [Venice: Vindelinus de Spira] for Johannes de Colonia, [not before 23 Nov.] 1471. 4°.


Collation: [*2 a–l8 m n6].


ISTC: it00065000

Hain: HCR 15372;

Goff: Goff T‑65;

BMC: BMC V 158;

Proctor: Pr 4037;

Others: CIBN T‑58; Sheppard 3204. Microfiche: Unit 8: Printing in Italy before 1472: Part II PI 87.

LCN: 14100175


Copy number: T-025(1)

Wanting gathering [*], and the blank leaves [a1] and [n6].

Binding: Eighteenth-century blue morocco, probably bound by Walther for the Bodleian Library; the gold stamp of the Library on both covers; gilt-edged leaves; marbled pastedowns; light green silk bookmark.

Size: 284 × 200 × 28 mm.

Size of leaf: 272 × 180 mm.

Some marginal and interlinear notes, mostly washed, in a contemporary Italian hand, supplying synonyms, pointing hands, and page numbers. On [n5v] in the same hand: ‘98 carti'.

Provenance: Possibly Pietro-Antonio Bolongaro-Crevenna (1735-1792); in the annotated sale catalogue marked down to ‘Do Peirson A' for Fl. 155. Purchased [through Pearson?] for £13. 11. 0; see Books Purchased (1790), 8.

SHELFMARK: Auct. O 3.10.

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