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Bod-Inc: T-038

Terentius Afer, Publius

Comoediae (comm. Aelius Donatus, Johannes Calphurnius, ed. Johannes Britannicus).


Analysis of Content

a2r [Donatus, Aelius]: Vita Terentii. This and the other texts in this edition are edited by Johannes Britannicus. ed. Wessner I 3-10.

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

a4r [Donatus, Aelius: Preface to commentary on Andria.] ed. Wessner I 35-40.

a4v [Didascalia for Andria.] ‘Acta ludis Megalensibus M. Foluio(!) et M. Glabrione Q. Minucio Valerio aedilibus . . . M. Marcello et Sulpitio consulibus'. see T‑032.

a4v [Sulpicius Apollinaris, Gaius: Periocha of] Andria. ‘Andriae Argumentum.’ Sulp. Peri. Ter. An. On Sulpicius's verse summaries see T‑021. These and Terence's plays are presented as verse.

a5r Donatus, Aelius: [Commentary on Andria.] ‘In Sex. P. Terentii Afri comoedias examinata interpretatio'. ed. Wessner I 41-261. See D‑153.

a5r [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.

d5v [Didascalia for Eunuchus.] ‘Acta ludis Megalensibus L. Postumio L. Cornelio Merula aedilibus curulibus . . . M. Valerio C. Mutio Fannio consulibus'. See T‑021.

d5v [Sulpicius Apollinaris, Gaius: Periocha of] Eunuchus. ‘Eunuchi Argumentum.’ Sulp. Peri. Ter. Eu.

d5v Donatus, Aelius: [Commentary on Eunuchus.] ‘In Sexti. P. Terentii Afri Eunuchum commentarium.’ ed. Wessner I 265-497.

d6v [Anonymous summary of Eunuchus.] ‘Aliud Argumentum.’ Incipit: ‘[M]eretrix adolescentem cuius mutuo amore tenebatur exclusit eique reuocato . . .’  . . .receptus illuditur See T‑021.

d6v [Terentius Afer, Publius]: Eunuchus. ‘Eunuchi prologus.’ Ter. Eu.

i1r [Didascalia for Hautontimorumenos.] ‘Acta ludis Megalensibus L. Cor. Len. L. Vale. Flacco aedilibus currulibus . . . M. Iunio T. Sempronio consulibus'. See T‑021.

i1v Calphurnius, Johannes: [Commentary on] Hautontimorumenos. ‘In P. Sexti Terentii Heautontimorumenon examinata interpretatio.’ Incipit: ‘  “[I]n militiam proficisci” [Sulp. Peri. Ter. Hau., 1]. Haec fabula Menandri graeca, quae facta a Terentio latina . . .’

i1v [Sulpicius Apollinaris, Gaius: Periocha of] Hautontimorumenos. ‘Heautontimorumenos(!) Argumentum.’ Sulp. Peri. Ter. Hau.

i1v [Terentius Afer, Publius: Hautontimorumenos.] ‘Prologus.’ Ter. Hau.

l4v [Didascalia for Adelphoe.] ‘Acta ludis funebribus Q. Fabio Maximo, P. Cor. Africano Aemilii Pauli aedilibus curulibus . . . A. Nitino et M. Corne. consulibus'. See T‑021.

l4v [Donatus, Aelius: Commentary on Adelphoe.] ed. Wessner II 3-185.

l5r [Sulpicius Apollinaris, Gaius: Periocha of] Adelphoe. ‘Adelphorum Argumentum.’ Sulp. Peri. Ter. Ad. See T‑021.

l5v [Terentius Afer, Publius: Adelphoe.] ‘Prologus.’ Ter. Ad.

p5r [Didascalia for Phormio.] ‘Acta ludis Romanis L. Posth. Albino L. Cor. Merula aedilibus curulibus . . . C. Fannio M.que Val. consulibus'. See T‑021.

p5v Donatus, Aelius: ‘In Sex. P. Terentii Afri Phormionem commentarium.’ ed. Wessner II 345-484.

p6r [Sulpicius Apollinaris, Gaius: Periocha of] Phormio. ‘Phormionis Argumentum.’ Sulp. Peri. Ter. Ph.

p6r [Terentius Afer, Publius: Phormio.] ‘Prologus.’ Ter. Ph.

t2r Donatus, Aelius: ‘In P. Sext. Terenti Afri Ecyram examinata interpretatio'. ed. Wessner II 189-342.

t2v [Sulpicius Apollinaris, Gaius: Periocha of] Hecyra. ‘Argumentum.’ Sulp. Peri. Ter. Hec.

s4r [Terentius Afer, Publius: Hecyra.] ‘Hecyrae prologus.’ Ter. Hec.

x7v [Didascalia for Phormio.] ‘Acta ludis Romanis L. Postumio Albino L. Cornelio Merula aedilibus currulibus . . . C. Fannio M. Valerio consulibus'. See T‑021. The second appearance of this didascalia in this edition.

x8r Britannicus, Johannes: [Letter addressed to] Johannes Petroparaticus. Incipit: ‘[V]ide, obsecro, uir humanissime, quantopere cupidus sim . . .’ Johannes Britannicus announces himself as editor of the texts in this edition.


Imprint: Venice: Andreas de Paltasichis, 9 Nov. 1487. Folio.


Collation: a–d8 e–t6 u x8.


ISTC: it00084000

Hain: HC *15415;

Goff: Goff T‑84;

BMC: BMC V 354;

Proctor: Pr 4774;

Others: BSB‑Ink T‑94; Sheppard 3921.

LCN: 14099806


Copy number: T-038(1)

Binding: Seventeenth-century calf, rebacked; grey pastedowns.

Size: 310 × 220 × 29 mm.

Size of leaf: 305 × 203 mm.

A few marginal notes in red or brown ink in a c.1500 Italian hand, mainly extracting key words and supplying corrections to the text. ‘3050' in black ink on a1r.

Initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red or blue ink with red pen-work.

Provenance: Henry Howard, 6th Duke of Norfolk (1628-1684); see stamp on a1v: ‘Soc. Reg. Lond. ex dono Henr. Howard Norfolciensis'. London, Royal Society: see Catalogue of the Library of the Royal Society (London, 1825), 126 and stamp on a1v; not found in R. Farquharson Sharp, Catalogue of a Collection of Early Printed Books in the Library of the Royal Society (London, 1910); sale stamp on x7v ‘Roy. Soc. sold'. Dorothy Boraston; armorial book-plate. Purchased in 1960 from Dorothy Boraston; see note on front pastedown and stamp dated 31 Oct. 1960 on a2v.

SHELFMARK: Inc. c. I4.1487.2.

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