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Terentius Afer, Publius

Comoediae (comm. Aelius Donatus, Johannes Calphurnius).


Analysis of Content

a2r [Donatus, Aelius: Life of Terence.] ‘Terentii Vita.’ See T‑027.

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

a4v [Donatus, Aelius: Preface to commentary on Andria.] ed. Wessner I 35-40. On Donatus' commentary see D‑153.

a5v [Didascalia for Andria.] ‘Acta ludis Megalensibus M. Fuluio aedilibus et M. Glabrione . . . M. Marcello et Sulpitio consulibus'. Ter. An. didasc. Attests the Megalesian Games of 166 BC as the date of first production; see OCD 1484.

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

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.’ Sulp. Peri. Ter. Eu.

e4r Donatus, Aelius: [Commentary on] Eunuchus. ‘Aelii Donati 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 . . .’ amoris illuditur 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 Qu. Fabio Maximo P. Cor. Africano Aemylii Pauli aedilibus currulibus . . . A. Nicio et 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 . . . C. Fanio M. 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 Phormionem commentarium.’ Incipit: ‘  “Postquam poeta uetus poetam non potest” [Ter. Ph. prologus 1]. Hanc comeoedia, manifestum est, prius ab Apollodoro sub alio nomine . . .’ expl. ‘uxoris iracundiam'. 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 curulibus'. 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.

&7v [Didascalia for Phormio.] ‘Acta ludis Romanis L. Postumio Albino L. Cornelio Merula aedilibus currulibus . . . C. Fanio M. Valerio consulibus'. See T‑021. The second appearance of this didascalia in this edition.

&8r [Registrum.]


Imprint: Venice: Nicolaus Girardengus, de Novis, 15 Dec. 1479. Folio.


Collation: a10 b–d8 e–g6 h8 i–l6 m4 mm8 n–q8 r–u6.8 x8 y Z6 &8.


ISTC: it00077000

Hain: H *15409;

Goff: Goff T‑77;

BMC: BMC V 272;

Proctor: Pr 4463;

Others: BSB‑Ink T‑88; CIBN T‑73; Rhodes 1675; Sack, Freiburg, 3355; Sheppard 3619.

LCN: 14099768


Copy number: T-032(1)

Leaves t3-4 transposed in binding.

Binding: Eighteenth-century blind- and gold-tooled mottled tree calf; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers. The title in gilt on a red leather label on the spine; sprinkled blue-edged leaves; marbled pastedowns; indigo silk bookmark.

Size: 300 × 214 × 32 mm.

Size of leaf: 293 × 200 mm.

A few notes in a contemporary German hand, mainly supplying running headings, brackets, and extracting key words.

Initials are supplied in red, some with reserved white decoration.

Provenance: Lüder Kulenkamp (1724-1794); sale (Göttingen, 1796), lot 20(1). Purchased for £1. 1. 6; see Books Purchased (1796), 2.

SHELFMARK: Auct. O 1.8.

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