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Bod-Inc: V-020

Valerius Maximus, Gaius

Facta et dicta memorabilia (comm. and ed. Oliverius Arzignanensis).


Analysis of Content

[*2r] Oliverius Arzignanensis: [Letter addressed to] Petrus Brutus, Bishop of Kotor. Incipit: ‘[Q]uamquam mihi negatum erat ocium, Reverendissime Pater . . .’ Oliverius introduces both his editing of the text and his commentary. On this preface see V‑017.

[*2v] [List of 120 ancient authors referred to in the commentary.] ‘Quos . . . sum auctores imitatus . . . numero supra centum et uiginti omnes hic breuiter collecti'. Incipit: ‘Plinius de historia naturali, Plinus de uiris illustribus . . .’

[*3r] Brutus, Petrus: [Letter addressed to] Oliverius Arzignanensis. Incipit: ‘[L]ectis litteris tuis, doctissime Oliueri, mecum coepi animo uolutare . . .', See V‑019.

[*4r] ‘Compendiosa Vita Valerii Maximi.’ Incipit: ‘Valerius Maximus ciuis Romanus patricio genere natus . . .’ potest afferri

[*4v] [Table.] ‘Rubricae'. Incipit: ‘Primi libri. De seruata religione . . .’

a1r [Oliverius Arzignanensis: Commentary on Facta et dicta memorabilia.] Incipit: ‘  “[U]rbis Romae exterarumque gentium facta simul ac dicta memoratu digna . . .” [V. Max. 1. 1. 1] In hac praefatione Valerius seruat quod proprium est exordii . . .’ See V‑019.

a1r Valerius Maximus, [Gaius]: ‘Prologus' [dedicating the work to] Tiberius Caesar. Edited by Oliverius Arzignanensis as stated in his preface. V. Max. Proem.

a1v Valerius Maximus, [Gaius]: Facta et dicta memorabilia. ‘De cultu deorum'. Edited by Oliverius Arzignanensis as stated in his preface. V. Max.

F6r ‘Registrum Cartharum'.


Imprint: Venice: Bernardinus Benalius, 9 Nov. 1488. Folio.


Collation: [*4] a–r ſ s–z & A–D8 E–F6.


ISTC: iv00038000

Hain: HC 15790;

Goff: Goff V‑38;

BMC: BMC V 372;

Proctor: Pr 4871;

Others: BSB‑Ink V‑20; CIBN V‑26; Rhodes 1786; Sack, Freiburg, 3617; Sheppard 3978.

LCN: 14802596


Copy number: V-020(1)

Wanting the blank leaf [*1].

Binding: Nineteenth-century half calf; bound for Kloß. The gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 307 × 222 × 54 mm.

Size of leaf: 298 × 210 mm.

Some marginal notes in Campius' hand, providing pointing hands, underlining in brown ink, and paragraph marks in red ink, and extracting some phrases from the commentary in red ink.

Provenance: Dionysius Campius (fl. 1600); inscription: ‘Dionysius Campius J. V. D.' on [*2r]. Georg Franz Burkhard Kloß (1787-1854); book-label; sale (1835), lot 3800. Purchased for £0. 3. 0; see Books Purchased (1835), 28.

SHELFMARK: Auct. P 5.26.

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