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Terentius Afer, Publius

Comoediae (comm. Aelius Donatus, Johannes Calphurnius, Guido Juvenalis, ed. Jodocus Badius Ascensius).

 

Analysis of Content

a1r [Donatus, Aelius]: Vita Terenti. All texts in this volume are edited by Ascensius; see his letter on R3r. ed. Wessner I 3-10.

a1r [Euanthius: De fabula.] ed. Wessner I 13-31.

a3v [Donatus, Aelius: Preface to commentary on Andria.] ed. Wessner I 35-40.

a4r Juvenalis, Guido: [Letter addressed to] Germanus de Ganay. ‘Guido Iuuenalis Germano de Ganeio uiro senatorio bonarumque litterarum amantissimo'. Incipit: ‘Cum inter uarias multiplicesque interpretationes nostras, uir litterarum bonarum gloria conspicue . . .’

a4v Juvenalis, Guido: [Letter addressed to] Nicolaus de Capella. ‘Guido Iuuenalis Nicolao de capella'. Incipit: ‘[S]aepe et multum praestabilis uir sapientiae, mecum cogitaui . . .’

a5r [Juvenalis, Guido(?): On comedy.] ‘Quid comoedia, unde dicta, quot eius species, quot membra, quotque actus sunt.’ Incipit: ‘[C]omoedia secundum Graecos est et priuatae ciuilisque fortunae sine periculo uitae comprehensio . . .’

a5v [Woodcut.]

a6r [Juvenalis, Guido(?): Summary of] Andria. ‘Argumentum Andriae Terentianae'. Incipit: ‘Chremes Atticus duas habuit filias, alteram Passibulam . . .’ expl: exoptanti Apparently part of Juvenalis' commentary on Andria.

a6r [Didascalia for Andria.] ‘Acta ludis Megalensibus M. Fuluio aedilibus et M. Glabrione . . . M. Marcello et Sulpitio consulibus'. See T‑032.

a6r [Badius] Ascensius, [Jodocus: Note on Andria.] Incipit: ‘[I]n huius quidem comedie expositionibus non sane multa sunt . . .’ Extract from the notes first printed in Lyons: Johannes Trechsel, 29 Aug. 1493 (T‑044).

a6r [Sulpicius Apollinaris, Gaius: Periocha of] Andria. ‘Andrie Argumentum.’ Sulp. Peri. Ter. An. Sulpicius's periochae (on which see T‑021) and Terence's plays are presented as verse in this edition.

a6r [Juvenalis, Guido(?): On the etymology of the names of the dramatis personae of Andria.] Incipit: ‘[P]amphilus nomen proprium filium Simonis . . .’ Also apparently part of Juvenalis' commentary on Andria.

a6v Epitaphium [Terentii]. Incipit: ‘Natus in excelsis tectis Carthaginis altae | Romanis ducibus bellica preda fui'; 3 elegiac distichs. See T‑021.

b1r Donatus, Aelius: Preface to commentary on Andria.] ‘Aelii Donati necnon Guidonis Iuuenalis Cenomani in Sex. Pub. Terentii Afri comoedias interpretatio.’ ed. Wessner I 35-40.

b1r [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.

b1r [Juvenalis], Gui[do: Commentary on Andria.] Incipit: ‘  “[P]oeta cum primum” etc. [Ter. An. 1] Hic prologus quem in manibus habemus est relatiuus . . .’ expl: ‘coram recitatis’ Juvenalis' commentary on the periocha is omitted.

h4v 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.

h4v [Didascalia for Eunuchus.] ‘Acta ludis Magalensibus(!) L. Postumio Albino, L. Cornelio Merula edilibus curulibus . . . M. Valerio C. Mutio Fannio consulibus'. See T‑021.

h4v [Juvenalis, Guido: Commentary on Eunuchus.] Incipit: ‘  “Acta ludis” etc. [Ter. Eu. didasc. 1] Haec comoedia fuit acta . . .’

h5r [Donatus, Aelius: Extract from preface to commentary on Eunuchus.] ‘Argumentum Eunuchi.’ ed. Wessner I 267.12-268.18.

h5r [Sulpicius Apollinaris, Gaius: Periocha of] Eunuchus. ‘Eunuchi argumentum.’ Sulp. Peri. Ter. Eu.

h5v [Badius] Ascensius, [Jodocus: Note on Sulp. Peri. Ter. Eu., 1.] Incipit: ‘  “Idipsum ignorans miles” [Sulp. Peri. Ter. Eu. 1]. Idipsum id est falso dictitatam esse . . .’

h5v [Juvenalis], Guido: Commentary on anonymous summary of Eunuchus]. ‘[M]eretrix Thais exclusit id est foris clausit . . .’

h5v [Anonymous summary of Eunuchus.] ‘Aliud Argumentum'. Incipit: ‘[M]eretrix adolescentem cuius mutuo amore tenebatur exclusit eique reuocato . . .’ expl: ‘receptus illuditur’ See T‑021.

h5v [Badius] Ascensius, [Jodocus: Note on Sulp. Peri. Ter. Eu. 3.] Incipit: ‘Sed “Atticus ciuis” [Sulp. Peri. Ter. Eu. 3] in primis repertus . . .’

h5v [Terentius Afer, Publius]: Eunuchus. ‘Eunuchi Prologus'. Ter. Eun.

h5v [Juvenalis], Gui[do: Commentary on Eunuchus.] Incipit: ‘A. “Si quisquis” [Ter. Eu. 1] etc. Poetae defensor . . .’

h5v [Badius] Ascensius, [Jodocus: Note on Ter. Eu., prologus 1.] Incipit: ‘Multi legunt “studeant”, ut sit . . .’

q3r Calphurnius, Johannes: [Commentary on] Hautontimorumenos. ‘Io. Calphurnii in P. S. Terentii Heautontimorumenon examinata interpretatio.’ Incipit: ‘  “In militiam proficisci” [Sulp. Peri. Ter. Hau. 1]. Haec fabula Menandri graeca, quae facta a Terentio latina . . .’

q3r [Didascalia for Hautontimorumenos.] ‘Acta ludis Megalensibus L. Cor. Len. L. Va. Flac. aedilibus currulibus . . . M. Iunio et T. Sempronio consulibus'. See T‑021.

q3r [Juvenalis], Gui[do: Commentary on Hautontimorumenos.] ‘Arg. Heautontimoru.’ Incipit: ‘[C]hremes et Menedemus duos filios habuerunt . . .’ expl: ‘’ The commentary includes interjected remarks from Ascensius.

q3r [Badius] Ascensius, [Jodocus: On Juvenalis' commentary on Hautontimorumenos]. Incipit: ‘[Q]uandoquidem (ut post finem operis dicturi simus) auctor ipse Guido Iuvenalis . . .’ ‘sed postquam agnita'. After all notes by Ascensius in this edition Juvenalis' commentary continues.

q3v [Sulpicius Apollinaris, Gaius: Periocha of] Hautontimorumenos. ‘Heautontimorumenos(!) Argumentum.’ Sulp. Peri. Ter. Hau.

q3v [Terentius Afer, Publius: Hautontimorumenos.] ‘Prologus.’ Ter. Hau.

x5v [Badius] Ascensius, [Jodocus: Note on Ter. Hau. 1056-63]. Incipit: ‘[I]llud Cli. Pater Chremes: “Nihil audio” [Ter. Hau. 1056] etc. Sic quoque intelligi potest . . .’ expl: ‘spectator formarum siem’

x5v Donatus, [Aelius: Commentary on Adelphoe.] ed. Wessner II 3-185.

x5v [Didascalia for Adelphoe.] ‘Acta ludis funebribus Q. Fa. Maximo P. Cor. Africano Aemilii Pauli aedilibus curulibus . . . A. Nitio M. Cor. consulibus'. See T‑021.

x6r [Juvenalis], Gui[do: Commentary on Adelphoe.] ‘Adelphorum argumentum enarratio.’ Incipit: ‘[H]anc comoediam Adelphos uocant, id est fratres . . .’ expl: ‘per adoptionem facti'.

x6r [Sulpicius Apollinaris, Gaius: Periocha of] Adelphoe. ‘Adelphorum argumentum.’ Sulp. Peri. Ter. Ad. See T‑021.

x6v Terentius Afer, Publius: Adelphoe. ‘P. Terentii Afrii poete comici Adelphos'. ‘Prologus.’ Ter. Ad.

F2v Donatus, Aelius: [Commentary on] Phormio. ‘In Sex. P. Terentii Afri Phormionem commentarium'. ed. Wessner II 345-484.

F2v [Didascalia for Phormio.] ‘Acta ludis Romanis L. Post. Albino L. Cor. Merula aedilibus currulibus . . . G. Fannio Marcoque Valerio consulibus'. See T‑021.

F3r [Juvenalis], Gui[do: Commentary on] Phormio. ‘Phormionis Argumentum.’ Incipit: ‘Chremes et Demipho fratres fuerunt, quorum Chremes fertur . . .’

F3v [Sulpicius Apollinaris, Gaius: Periocha of] Phormio. ‘Phormiouis(!) Argumentum.’ Sulp. Peri. Ter. Ph.

F3v [Terentius Afer, Publius]: Phormio. ‘Prologus.’

M2r [Badius] Ascensius, [Jodocus: Note on Phormio.] Incipit: ‘[I]llud “non pol temere” [Ter. Ph. 998] etc., sic intelligo . . .’

M2r [Didascalia for Hecyra.] ‘Acta ludis Romanis S. Iu. Caesare Cn. Cornelio aedilibus currulibus . . . Qu. Ful. L. Mar. aedilibus curru'. See T‑022.

M2r Donatus, Aelius: [Commentary on] Hecyra. ‘In P. Sext. Terenti Afri Ecyram examinata interpretatio'. ed. Wessner II 189-342.

M2v Juvenalis, [Guido: Commentary on Hecyra]. Incipit: ‘[P]hilomenam uirginem olim compresserat Pamphilus . . .’

M2v [Sulpicius Apollinaris, Gaius: Periocha of Hecyra.] ‘Argumentum.’ Sulp. Peri. Ter. Hec.

M2v [Badius] Ascensius, [Jodocus: Note on periocha of Hecyra.] Incipit: ‘[I]n huius argumenti narratione non pauca sunt . . .’

M2v [Badius] Ascensius, [Jodocus: Note on Hecyra.] Incipit: ‘[Q]uemadmodum modo diximus, argumentum huius fabulae . . .’

M3r Terentius Afer, Publius: Hecyra. ‘Ecyrae prologus.’ Ter. Hec.

R2v [Badius] Ascensius, [Jodocus: Note on Hecyra.] Incipit: ‘[T]erentius Donati iudicio scite omisit illud “aliis” quod commentarius adiecit . . .’

R3r Bad[ius] Ascensius, Jo[docus: Note addressed to] the reader. Incipit: ‘[P]erlatae sunt paucos abhinc menses in manus usque nostras interpretationes familiares in Terentium a Guidone Iuuenale . . . paulo antehac Parisiis editae . . .’ Names Guido Juvenalis as writer of the commentary and defends his own work as editor.

R3r Juvenalis, Guido: [Letter addressed to] Martinus Guerrandus. ‘Guido Iuuenalis Martino Guerrando iuris utriusque et pontificii et Caesarii peritissimo atque uenerandi in Christo Patris praesulis Cenomanensis.’ Incipit: ‘[N]on sine optima ratione Cicero noster . . .’

R3r Juvenalis, Guido: [Letter addressed to] Nicolaus Peletarius. Incipit: ‘[N]on me praeterit, uir praestantissime, apud te saepius . . .’

R3v Juvenalis, Guido: [Letter addressed to] Michael Burellus. Incipit: ‘[Q]uemadmodum Hesiodus ille poeta moratissimus litteris mandatum reliquit . . .’

R4r Juvenalis, Guido: Epigram [addressed to] the people of Le Mans. ‘Guido Iuvenalis natione Cenomanensi epigramma super causa operis suscepti.’ Incipit: ‘Extat Platonis praeclarum dogma monentis | Vt quaerat patriae commoda quisque suae'; 6 elegiac distichs.

R4r Aegidius, Johannes: Epigram [addressed to] young men. ‘Ioannis Egidii Nuceriensis epigramma ad iuuenes.’ Incipit: ‘Quid teris ignauum damnosa per ocia tempus | immemor aetatis culta iuuenta breuis'; 20 elegiac distichs.

R4r [Verse to] the reader. ‘Ad lectorem index commentariorum.’ Incipit: ‘Quattuor ecce notis quot commentaria lector | Accipe Donatum sol sibi primus habet'; 3 elegiac distichs. See BMC.

R4r [Suardis, Lazarus De(?): Verse addressed to the reader.] ‘Excusatio Lazari'. Incipit: ‘Si quid forte tuos offendet, lector, ocellos | Quod mihi mendoso grammate uersus erat'; 3 elegiac distichs. See BMC.

Imprint

Imprint: Venice: Lazarus de Suardis, de Saviliano, 7 Nov. 1499. Folio.

Remarks: As assigned by Goff. Pr assigns to Simon de Luere.

Collation

Collation: a–f6 g4 h–z A–Q6 R4.

Illustrations: Woodcut initials and illustrations; see Rhodes, ‘Térence au XVe siècle', 289.

References

ISTC: it00103000

Hain: HR 15430;

Goff: Goff T‑103;

BMC: BMC V 491;

Proctor: Pr 5625;

Others: Essling 866; Sander 7199; Sheppard 4381.

LCN: 14101823

Copies

Copy number: T-049(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century gold-tooled red morocco by V. Niedrée; formerly marbled-edged, now gilt-edged leaves; marbled pastedowns; emerald green silk bookmark.

Size: 312 × 223 × 36 mm.

Size of leaf: 307 × 201 mm.

A few marginal notes, now erased, in a sixteenth-century north European hand. In pencil on verso of front endleaf: ‘Trap 100/- | 1405'.

Provenance: Piacenza, Capuchins, S. Margarita; see circular stamp ‘Bibliothecae Capucciorum Placentiae' on a1r. Edwin Tross, bookseller. Purchased by Parker, from Tross; ‘Tross VIII 1406', for £4. 18. 0; see Library Bills (1862-4), bill dated 24 Oct. 1861.

SHELFMARK: Auct. Q 3.30.


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