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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.

*** [Donatus, Aelius: Preface to commentary on Andria.] ed. Wessner I 35-40.

a1r Donatus, Aelius: [Commentary on Andria.] ‘In Sex. P. Terentii Afri comoedias examinata interpretatio'. ed. Wessner I 41-261. See D‑153.

a1r [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.

e2v [Didascalia for Eunuchus.] ‘Acta ludis Megalensibus L. Postumio Albino L. Cornelio Merula aedilibus curulibus . . . M. Valerio C. Mutio Fannio cousulibus(!)'. See T‑021.

e2v [Sulpicius Apollinaris, Gaius: Periocha of] Eunuchus. ‘Eunuchi Argumentum.’ Sulp. Peri. Ter. Eu.

e3r Donatus, Aelius: [Commentary on Eunuchus]. ‘In Sexti. P. Terentii Afri Eunuchum commentarium.’ ed. Wessner I 265-497.

e3v [Anonymous summary of Eunuchus.] ‘Aliud Argumentum'. Incipit: ‘[M]eretrix adoloscentem cuius mutuo amore tenebatur exclusit eique reuocato . . .’ See T‑021.

e3r [Terentius Afer, Publius]: Eunuchus. ‘Eunuchi prologus’ Ter. Eu.

k1r 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 . . .’

k1r [Didascalia for Hautontimorumenos.] ‘Acta ludis Megalensibus L. Cor. Len. L. Vale. Flacco aedilibus currulibus . . . M. Iunio T. Sempronio consulibus'. See T‑021.

k1r [Sulpicius Apollinaris, Gaius: Periocha of] Hautontimorumenos. ‘Heautontimerumenos(!) Argumentum.’ Sulp. Peri. Ter. Hau.

k1r [Terentius Afer, Publius: Hautontimorumenos.] ‘Prologus.’ Ter. Hau.

m3v [Didascalia for Adelphoe.] ‘Acta ludis funebribus Qu. Fabio Ma. P. Cornelio Africano Aemilii Pauli aedilibus currulibus . . . A. Nitino M. Cor. consulibus'. See T‑021.

m4r [Donatus, Aelius: Commentary on Adelphoe.] ed. Wessner II 3-185.

m4v [Sulpicius Apollinaris, Gaius: Periocha of] Adelphoe. ‘Adelphorum argumenta.’ Sulp. Peri. Ter. Ad. See T‑021.

m4v [Terentius Afer, Publius: Adelphoe.] ‘Prologus.’ Ter. Ad.

q6v [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.

q6v [Sulpicius Apollinaris, Gaius: Periocha of] Phormio. ‘Phormionis Argumentum.’ Sulp. Peri. Ter. Ph.

r1r Donatus, Aelius: ‘In Sex. P. Terentii Afri Phormionem commentarium.’ ed. Wessner II 345-484.

r1v [Terentius Afer, Publius: Phormio.] ‘Prologus.’ Ter. Ph.

u4r [Didascalia for Hecyra.] ‘Acta ludis Romanis Sexto Iulio Caesare, Cn. Cornelio aedilibus currulibus . . . Qu. Fuluio L. Marco aedilibus currulibus'. See T‑022.

u4r [Sulpicius Apollinaris, Gaius: Periocha of Hecyra.] ‘Argumentum.’ Sulp. Peri. Ter. Hec.

u4v Donatus, Aelius: ‘In P. Sext. Terenti Aphri Ecyram examinata interpretatio'. ed. Wessner II 189-342.

u5r [Terentius Afer, Publius: Hecyra.] Ter. Hec.

z7v [Didascalia for Phormio.] ‘Acta ludis Romanis Lutio Postumio Albino Lutio Cornelio Merula aedilibus curulibus . . . C. Fannio M. Valerio consulibus'. See T‑021. The second appearance of this didascalia in this edition.

z8r ‘Registrum'.


Imprint: Venice: Peregrinus de Pasqualibus, Bononiensis and Dionysius Bertochus, 8 June 1485. Folio.


Collation: A4 a–y6 z8.

Remarks: Leaf A2 signed A.


ISTC: it00081600

Hain: HC *15396;

BMC: BMC V 390;

Proctor: Pr 4848;

Others: Sheppard 4042.

LCN: 14099831


Copy number: T-037(1)

Wanting A4, the blank leaf A1, and gathering g.

Binding: Nineteenth-century calf; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers; title in gilt on a black leather label on the spine. Sprinkled red-edged leaves.

Size: 304 × 207 × 27 mm.

Size of leaf: 294 × 193 mm.

The note ‘to my wyffe' in a sixteenth-century hand. Some marginal notes in the hand of William Mussendine, mainly supplying page numbers and running headings. On the verso of the front endleaf, in Mussendine's hand, the heading ‘Andria Terrentii A | fabula interlocutores', and etymological notes on the names of Terence's dramatis personae: ‘Simo senex, dictus a specie, Simi fere | sunt iracundi | Sosia libertus, παρὰ τὸ σώζειν quia | servatus erat in bello | Davus servus dictus a patria: Davi qui | et Daci populi sunt in ponto ad Istri fontes versus Germaniam . . .’

On A2r an initial ‘P' is supplied in interlocked red and blue with reserved white decoration. On a1r a four-line initial ‘P' is supplied in gilt on a square painted red with white pen-work; the area inside the body of the letter is painted blue. The vertical stroke of the ‘P', forming the left-hand side of the square, outlined in red and blue with white pen-work. Elsewhere initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red or blue.

Provenance: Edward Bull (late fifteenth century); inscription: ‘Edwarde Bulle' at head of n2r. Thomas Mussendine (sixteenth or seventeenth century); inscription ‘Tho Mus̄s' on z8v. William Mussendine (b. 1616); inscription on z8v: ‘William Mussendine | Coll. Cht.' Date of acquisition unknown; the books with neighbouring shelfmarks were purchased in the 1830s.

SHELFMARK: Auct. P 4.20.

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