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Terentius Afer, Publius

Comoediae (comm. Aelius Donatus, Johannes Calphurnius).


Analysis of Content

a2r Donatus, [Aelius]: Vita Terentii. See T‑027.

a2v [Euanthius: De fabula.] ed. Wessner I 13-31.

a5r [Donatus, Aelius: Preface to commentary on Andria.] ed. Wessner I 35-40. On Donatus' commentary see D‑153.

a5v [Sulpicius Apollinaris, Gaius: Periocha of] Andria. ‘Andriae Argumentum.’ Sulp. Peri. Ter. An. On Sulpicius's verse summaries see T‑021. The summaries and Terence's plays are presented as prose.

a6r Donatus, Aelius: [Commentary on Andria.] ‘In Sex. P. Terentii Afri comoedias examinata interpretatio'. ed. Wessner I 41-261.

a6r [Terentius Afer, Publius]: Andria. ‘Andriae prologus.’ Ter. An. On the subscription ‘Calliopius recensui' after each play see T‑021. For the ordering of plays in this edition see T‑024.

e3v [Didascalia for Eunuchus.] ‘Acta ludis Megalensibus L. Postumio Albino, L. Cornelio Merula aedilibus currulibus . . . M. Valerio C. Mutio Fannio consulibus'. See T‑021.

e3v [Sulpicius Apollinaris, Gaius: Periocha of] Eunuchus. ‘Eunuchi Argumentum.’ Ter. Eu.

e4r Donatus, Aelius: [Commentary on] Eunuchus. ‘In Sexti. P. Terentii Afri Eunuchum commentarium.’ Incipit: ‘[H]aec masculini generis nomine nuncupata fabula est Eunuchus . . .’ expl: temporis ad agendum ed. Wessner I 265–497.

e4v [Anonymous summary of Eunuchus.] ‘Aliud Argumentum.’ Incipit: ‘[M]eretrix adoloscentem cuius mutuo amore tenebatur exclusit eique reuocato . . .’ See T‑021.

e4v [Terentius Afer, Publius]: Eunuchus. ‘Eunuchi Prologus.’ Ter. Eu.

l1r [Didascalia for Hautontimorumenos.] ‘Acta ludis Megalensibus L. Cor. Len. L. Vale. Flacco aedilibus currulibus . . . M. Iunio T. Sempronio consulibus'. See T‑021.

l1v Calphurnius, Johannes: [Commentary on] Hautontimorumenos. ‘Io. Calphurnii Brixiensis in P. Sexti Terentii Heautontimorumenon examinata interpretatio.’ Incipit: ‘  “In militiam proficisci” [Sulp. Peri. Ter. Hau., 1]. Haec fabula Menandri graeca, quae facta a Terentio latina . . .’

l1v [Sulpicius Apollinaris, Gaius: Periocha of] Hautontimorumenos. ‘Heautontimorumenos(!) Argumentum.’ Sulp. Peri. Ter. Hau.

l1v [Terentius Afer, Publius: Hautontimorumenos.] ‘Prologus.’ Ter. Hau.

mm8v [Didascalia for Adelphoe.] ‘Acta ludis funebribus Q. Fabio Maximo P. Cor. Africano Aemylii Pauli aedilibus currulibus . . . A. Nitio M. Corne. consulibus'. See T‑021.

n1r [Donatus, Aelius: Commentary on Adelphoe.] ed. Wessner II 3-185.

n2r [Sulpicius Apollinaris, Gaius: Periocha of] Adelphoe. ‘Adelphorum Argumentum.’ Sulp. Peri. Ter. Ad. See T‑021.

n2r [Terentius Afer, Publius: Adelphoe.] ‘Prologus.’ Ter. Ad.

r3v [Didascalia for Phormio.] ‘Acta ludis Romanis L. Postumio Albino L. Cornelio Merula aedilibus currulibus . . . tota graeca Apollodori epidicazomenos acta quater C. Fannio M.que Valerio consulibus'. See T‑021.

r3v [Sulpicius Apollinaris, Gaius: Periocha of] Phormio. ‘Phormionis Argumentum.’ Sulp. Peri. Ter. Ph.

r4r Donatus, Aelius: ‘In Sex. P. Terentii afri afri(!) Phormionem commentarium.’ ed. Wessner II 345-484.

r4v [Terentius Afer, Publius: Phormio.] ‘Prologus.’ Ter. Ph.

x1v [Didascalia for Hecyra.] ‘Acta ludis Romanis Sexto Iulio Cesare Cn. Cornelio aedilibus currulibus . . . Q. Fuluio L. Marco aedilibus currulibus'. See T‑022.

x1v [Sulpicius Apollinaris, Gaius: Periocha of Hecyra.] ‘Argumentum.’ Sulp. Peri. Ter. Hec.

x2r Donatus, Aelius: ‘In P. Sext. Terenti Afri Ecyram examinata interpretatio'. ed. Wessner II 189-342.

x2v [Terentius Afer, Publius]: Hecyra. ‘Ecyrae prologus.’ Ter. Hec.

&8r Calphurnius, [Johannes: Letter addressed to] Marcus Aurelius. F. J. Loeffler, De Calphurnio Terentii interprete (Strasbourg, 1882), 40-5; Monfasani,`Calfurnio's Identification', 41-3. Raphael Regius claimed that the commentary on the Hautontimorumenos was Calphurnius' own work, and that he had plagiarized the lectures of Guarinus Veronensis and Omnibonus Leonicenus; see C. G. Nauert, ‘Caius Plinius Secundus', CTC 4 (1980), 297-422, 311 and 337-8.


Imprint: Venice: Jacobus Rubeus, 25 Aug. 1476. Folio.


Collation: a10 b–d8 e–g6 h8 i–l6 m4 mm n–q8 r6 s8 t6 u x8 y z6 &8.


ISTC: it00073000

Hain: HC 15407;

Goff: Goff T‑73;

Proctor: Pr 4246;

Others: CIBN T‑69; IGI 9427; Rhodes 1673; Sheppard 3425-6.

LCN: 14100151


Copy number: T-029(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century half calf, with marbled paper boards; bound for Kloß; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 295 × 212 × 38 mm.

Size of leaf: 285 × 195 mm.

Frequent marginal and interlinear notes on both text and commentary in a late fifteenth-century cursive Italian hand, supplying synonyms, pointing hands, brackets, ‘nota' signs, three dots and tail, and extracting key words. Bibliographical notes in German in a seventeenth-century(?) hand on a1r. Bookseller's mark ‘2492-359 | J' in pencil on the front pastedown. ‘80/' in pencil on &8v.

Initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red or blue.

Provenance: Georg Franz Burkhard Kloß (1787-1854); book-label; sale (1835), lot 3728. Purchased for £1. 3. 0; see Books Purchased (1835), 27.

SHELFMARK: Auct. P 4.19.

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