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Terentius Afer, Publius



Analysis of Content

[a2v] Petrarca, Franciscus: Vita Terentii. ‘Terentii uita excerpta de dictis d. F. Petrarcae'. Incipit: ‘[D]e Terentii uita in antiquis libris multa reperiuntur . . .’  . . ..dicta sint On Petrarca's sources for the Vita see T‑022.

[a4r] [Summary of contents.] ‘Terentii aphri poetae comici liber in sex diuisus comoedias . . . ultima Hechira nuncupatur'.

[a4r] [Epitaphium Terentii.] Incipit: ‘[N]atus in excelsis tectis Carthaginis altae | Romanis ducibus bellica praeda fui'; 3 elegiac distichs. See T‑021.

[a4r] [Sulpicius Apollinaris, Gaius: Periocha of Andria.] ‘Andrie Argumentum.’ Sulp. Peri. Ter. An. On Sulpicius's verse summaries see T‑021.

[a4r] Terentius Afer, Publius: Andria. Ter. An. On the subscription ‘Calliopius recensui' after each play see T‑021. For the ordering of plays in this edition see T‑024.

[c2r] [Didascalia for Eunuchus.] ‘Acta ludis Megalensibus Luc. Postumio Albino Luc. Cornelio Merula aedilibus curulibus . . . M. Valerio Mucio Fabio consulibus'. See T‑021.

[c2r] [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.

[c2v] [Terentius Afer, Publius: Eunuchus.] ‘Prologus.’ Ter. Eu.

[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 Heautontumorumenos(!)'. Sulp. Peri. Ter. Hau.

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

[g4r] [Didascalia for Adelphoe.] ‘Acta ludis funeribus(!) Q. Fa. Max. P. Cornelio Aphri. Aemylii Pauli aedilibus curulibus . . . A. Nicio et M. Cornelio consulibus'. See T‑021.

[g4r] [Anonymous summary of Adelphoe.] ‘Argumentum Adelphoe'. Incipit: ‘[D]uos cum haberet Demea adolescentulos, dat Mitioni fratri adoptandum Aeschinum . . .’ Catalogue général des manuscrits des bibliothèques publiques de France, XIV (1890), 459. See also Munk Olsen, II 587, no. 8.

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

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

[i4v] [Sulpicius Apollinaris, Gaius: Periocha of Phormio]. ‘Argumentum Phormionis'. Incipit: ‘[E]x duobus fratribus alter locuplex duxit uxorem locupletem . . .’ expl: ‘suo amanti subuenisset'. See T‑022.

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

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

[l6r] [Unascribed didascalia.] ‘Acta ludis Romanis L. Postumio Albino L. Postumio Merula aedilibus curulibus id est sine interpellatione. Modos fecit Otho Lucrecius tibiis sarranis et C. Fannio M. Valerio consulibus'. See T‑025.

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

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

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

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

[n5v] Eusebius [Caesariensis: Extract from Chronicon.] ‘Ex Eusebio de temporibus'. Translated by Hieronymus. PL XXVII 507C.


Imprint: [Venice: Vindelinus de Spira, c.1473]. Folio.

Remarks: As assigned and dated by Goff. Pr assigns to [Johannes de Colonia and Johannes Manthen]. CIBN dates to [c.1472].


Collation: [a10 b–l8 m n6].


ISTC: it00067000

Hain: R 1083 = 1638;

Goff: Goff T‑67;

BMC: BMC V 165;

Proctor: Pr 4286;

Others: BSB‑Ink T‑85; CIBN T‑61; Sheppard 3234.

LCN: 14100091


Copy number: T-026(1)

Wanting [a1].

Binding: Nineteenth-century blind-tooled calf; sprinkled red-edged leaves; marbled pastedowns.

Size: 293 × 217 × 29 mm.

Size of leaf: 285 × 196 mm.

Frequent marginal and interlinear annotations to Andria and Eunuchus in Bartholomaeus Iuliani's(?) hand, supplying synonyms and comments on the text in red and brown ink, and on [n6v] an epigram, incipit: ‘Sustulit interdum magnos tua masu(!) liquores | Quae flat Pierio carmina docta sono'; three elegiac distichs. Similar marginal and interlinear annotations to the same plays in the hand of Christophorus Leonardi, supplying synonyms and comments on the text in Latin and Greek, including ‘Epitaphium Terentii gauto pocho' on [a3r]. Bibliographical notes in Italian in a nineteenth-century(?) hand pasted on the verso of the front endleaf.

On [a3r] a three-line initial ‘N' and a four-line initial ‘S' are supplied in red with reserved white decoration; each letter is decorated with blue pen-work within and outside its body. On the same page an eight-line initial ‘P' is supplied in blue with reserved white decoration; decorated with red pen-work, both within the body of the letter and extending into the gutter. On [a3v] a four-line initial ‘V' is supplied in blue, with red pen-work within and outside the body of the letter. Capital strokes are supplied in red. Names of dramatis personae are painted in red or yellow wash.

Provenance: Bartolomeo di Juliano, Pisa (late fifteenth century); inscription on [n5v]: ‘Questo libro sie di baro di Juliano da cremona ī pissa'. Johannes Matteus (fl. c.1500), of Carrara, Tuscany; inscription on [a2r]: ‘Hic liber est Christophori filii Leonardi gianōani massae qui aemit(!) ioannis mathei charariensis uiginti solidi'. Christophorus Leonardi Gianioanni (fl. c.1500), of Massa, Tuscany; inscriptions on [a2r] and on [n5v]: ‘Hic liber est Christophori Leonardi qui habitans in burgo Massae . . .' Giuseppe Salvioni (sixteenth century); inscription ‘Di Giuseppe Saluioni' on verso of front endleaf. Purchased for £7; see Books Purchased (1837), 37.

SHELFMARK: Auct. O inf. 2.26.

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