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Bod-Inc: V-045

Varro, Marcus Terentius

De Lingua Latina (ed. Julius Pomponius Laetus).


Analysis of Content

[*2r] Laetus, Julius Pomponius: [Letter addressed to Bartholomaeus] Platina. Incipit: ‘M. Terentius Varro togatorum literatissimus . . .’ The letter includes a summary of the work and mentions Laetus' editing of the text. See CTC IV 457.

[*2r] [Index uerborum.] Incipit: ‘Actus, Ambitus, Agrorum genera . . .’

[a1r] Varro, M[arcus] Terentius: De lingua latina [addressed to Marcus Tullius] Cicero. Edited by Julius Pomponius Laetus as stated in his letter. Var. L. Parts of books 5-10 of an original 25 books. Books 8-10 are presented as ‘Analogia'. On the transmission see L. D. Reynolds in Texts and Transmission, 430-1; V. Brown in CTC IV 451-500 at 452-60; at 457, 467 for this edition and Laetus' textual source, and at 460-1, 463 for bibliography.

[h12r] [Laetus, Julius] Pomponius: [Note addressed to the reader]. Incipit: ‘Finis eius quod inuenitur Marci Varronis . . .’


Imprint: [Rome: Georgius Lauer, c.1471-2]. 4°.


Collation: [* a–c10 d e6 f8 g10 h12].


ISTC: iv00094000

Hain: HC *15852;

Goff: Goff V‑94;


Proctor: Pr 3409;

Others: BSB‑Ink V‑55; CIBN V‑63; Sheppard 2729. Microfiche: Unit 10: Printing in Italy before 1472: Part IV: PI 33.

LCN: 14801002


Copy number: V-045(1)

Bound with F‑032; see there for details of binding and provenance.

Size of leaf: 270 × 193 mm.

Wanting the blank leaf [*1].

Copious marginal notes in brown ink a sixteenth-century Italian hand, mainly extracting personal names and key words, and supplying brackets and underlining. A few notes in darker ink in another sixteenth-century Italian hand, supplying corrections to the text and ‘nota' marks, and summarizing passages. Both hands also annotated the second item (F‑032).

Initals are supplied in blue, paragraph marks in blue or red.

SHELFMARK: Auct. O 5.22(1)

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