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Bod-Inc: T-053

Terentius Afer, Publius

Vulgaria Terentii [English and Latin].


Analysis of Content

n1r [Title.] ‘Vulgaria quedam abs Terentio in Anglicam linguam traducta.’

n1r [Verse addressed to the student]. Incipit: ‘Hunc studiose puer menti committe libellum | Anglica qui cupis et uerba latina loqui'; 3 elegiac distichs.

n1r [Anwykyll, John: English translation of citations from Terence.] Incipit: ‘[G]odd spede you, save you and rest merry . . . Gramercy and I thank you and thee . . .’ Alternates with lemmata from Terence's plays. This compilation is ascribed to John Anwykyll by Sharpe, Latin Writers, no. 565. N. Orme, Education in Early Tudor England: Magdalen College Oxford and its School, 1480-1540 (Oxford, 1998), 32, 36-7, considers that the Vulgaria embody Ankwykyll's own teaching programme. On editions of Vulgaria Terentia see Rhodes, ‘Térence au XVe siècle', 285.

n1r [Anwykyll, John]: Vulgaria [Terentii]. Incipit: ‘Saluete, Salue, Saluus sis chrito Iubeo te saluere . . . Bene uenisti Saluum te aduenisse gratulor aduenisse gaudeo . . .’ Sentences from Terence's plays selected by Anwykyll.


Imprint: [Oxford: Theodoricus Rood, not after 1483]. 4°.

Remarks: Dating from the evidence of the Bodleian second copy, which is bound in a contemporary binding, with other items, and with the buyer's date of 1483 written in an inscription on the endleaf; see A‑021(3). Duff suggests that this item was probably issued together with John Anwykyll, Compendium totius grammaticae (A‑358).


Collation: n–q8.


ISTC: it00110900

Hain: C 5756;


Proctor: Pr 9750 (II);

Others: Duff 392; Oates 4165; Sheppard 7493-4; STC 23904.

LCN: 14099011


Copy number: T-053(1)

Bound with A‑358; see there for details of binding and provenance.

Size of leaf: 208 × 140 mm.

SHELFMARK: Inc. e. E2.1483.1(2).

Copy number: T-053(2)

Bound with A‑021(3); see there for details of binding, some manuscript notes, and provenance.

Size of leaf: 201 × 140 mm.

On n1r a few notes in a contemporary English hand, repeating lines of text. On n1r and n2r notes in a later English hand, ‘Vita nostra est . . . mortis imago’

Initials, capital strokes, and underlining are supplied in red.

Former Bodleian shelfmark: Auct. R sup. 2(1).

SHELFMARK: Arch. G e.5(1).

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