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Vergilius Maro, Publius

Opera, et al.

 

Analysis of Content

[a1r] [Donatus, Aelius]: ‘Publii Virgilii Maronis Vita'. See V‑075.

[a7r] Alcimus [Alethius]?: Alcini uersus. See V‑075.

[a7r] Gallus, Cornelius [pseudo-]: ‘Cornelii Galli uersus'. See V‑075.

[a7r] Vergilius Maro, Publius [pseudo-]: ‘Hortulus'. See V‑075.

[a7v] ‘De uino et Venere'. See V‑075.

[a7v] ‘De liuore'. See V‑075.

[a8r] [Avienus, Rufus Festus?: Carmen 7.] ‘De cantu Sirenarum'. See V‑075.

[a8v] [Avienus, Rufus Festus?: Carmen.] ‘Eiusdem'. See V‑075.

[a8v] ‘De fortuna'. See V‑075.

[a8v] ‘De Orpheo'. See V‑075.

[b1r] ‘De seipso'. See V‑075.

[b1r] [Ausonius]: ‘De aetatibus animalium'. See V‑075.

[b1r] ‘De ludo'. See V‑075.

[b1v] [Ausonius]: ‘Monosticha de erumnis Herculis'. See V‑075.

[b1v] ‘Argumenta. xii. librorum Aeneidos'. Incipit: ‘Aeolus immittit uentos Iunone precante | Troianosque uagos Libycas expellit in oras'. See V‑075.

[b3r] Vergilius Maro, Publius [pseudo-]: ‘De Musarum inuentis.’ See V‑075.

[b3r] [Note on the Muses.] Incipit: ‘Clio historias invenit, Melpomene tragoedias, Talia comoedias, Euterpe tibias, Terpsicore psalterium, Eratho geometriam, Calliope litteras, Urania astrologiam, Polymnia rhetoricam.’

[b3r] Vergilius [Maro, Publius pseudo-]: ‘Elegia in Mecoenatis obitu quae dicitur Virgilii cum non sit.’ See V‑072. On the pseudo-Vergilian authorship and the transmission of this poem, see notes on the ‘Appendix Vergiliana' in V‑072 [A4r].

[b6r] Palladius: [Epitaphium Vergilii]. See V‑072.

[b6r] Asclepiades: [Epitaphium Vergilii]. See V‑072.

[b6r] Eusebius: [Epitaphium Vergilii]. See V‑072.

[b6r] Pompelianus: [Epitaphium Vergilii]. See V‑072.

[b6r] Maximianus: [Epitaphium Vergilii]. See V‑072.

[b6r] Vitalis: [Epitaphium Vergilii]. See V‑072.

[b6r] Basilius: [Epitaphium Vergilii]. See V‑072.

[b6r] Asmodianus: [Epitaphium Vergilii]. See V‑072.

[b6r] Vovianus: [Epitaphium Vergilii]. See V‑072.

[b6v] Eugenius: [Epitaphium Vergilii]. See V‑072.

[b6v] Iulianus: [Epitaphium Vergilii]. See V‑072.

[b6v] Hilasius: [Epitaphium Vergilii]. See V‑072.

[b6v] [Epitaphium Vergilii.] ‘Aliud'. See V‑072.

[b6v] [Epitaphium Vergilii]. ‘Aliud'. see V‑072.

[b6v] Vergilius Maro, Publius [pseudo-: Epitaphium Vergilii]. See V‑072.

[b7r] Vergilius Maro, Publius [pseudo-]: ‘De speculo'. See V‑075.

[b7r] Vergilius [Maro, Publius pseudo-]: ‘Mira Virgilii uersus experientia.’ See V‑075.

[b7v] Vergilius [Maro, Publius pseudo-]: ‘Mira Virgilii experientia.’ See V‑075.

[b8r] ‘De quatuor temporibus anni.’ See V‑075.

[b9r] Vergilius Maro, Publius [pseudo-]: ‘De ortu solis'. See V‑075.

[b9v] Vergilius Maro, Publius [pseudo-]: ‘De Herculis laboribus'. See V‑075.

[b10r] Vergilius Maro, Publius [pseudo-]: ‘De littera y'. See V‑075.

[b10r] Vergilius Maro, Publius [pseudo-]: ‘De signis caelestibus'. See V‑075.

[b11r] Ovidius Naso, Publius [pseudo-]: ‘Versus'. Incipit: ‘[Q]ualis bucolicis quantus tellure domanda | Vitibus arboribusque apibus pecorique satisque'; 4 hexameters. See V‑072.

[b11r] ‘Summa Virgilianae narrationis in tribus operibus'. Incipit: ‘[P]astorum musam uario certamine promit | Ruris item dociles culturam carmine monstrat'. See V‑072.

[b11v] Vergilius Maro, Publius [pseudo-]: ‘Super libris xii Aeneidos'. Incipit: ‘[A]eolus immittit uentos Iunone precante | Troianosque Lybicasque uagos expellit in oras'. See V‑075.

[c1r] Vergilius Maro, Publius: Bucolica. ‘Aegloga prima interlocutores Meliboeus et Tityrus amici'. Verg. Ecl. On the transmission of Eclogues, Georgics, and Aeneid see V‑072. For this edition see Venier, 72-3, suggesting that the text of Georgica is based on C 6007 (Venice: Bartholomaeus Cremonensis, 1472).

[d4r] Ovidius [Naso, Publius pseudo-: Argumentum in verse]. ‘Tetrastichon in primum librum Georgicon'. Incipit: ‘[Q]uid faciat laetas segetes quae sidera seruet | Agricola ut facile terram proscindat aratris'; 4 hexameters. See V‑072.

[d4r] Vergilius Maro, Publius: Georgica [addressed to Gaius] Maecenas. Verg. G.

[g6v] Octavius Augustus [pseudo-]: ‘Pro Virgilii Aeneide uersus'. Incipit: ‘[E]rgo ne supremis potuit uox improba uerbis | Tam dirum mandare nephas? ergo ibit in ignes?'; hexameters. See V‑072.

[g7r] [Argumentum in verse.] ‘Quae contineant duodecim Aeneidos libri'. Incipit: ‘[P]rimus habet Libycam ueniant ut Troies in urbem | Edocet excidium Troiae clademque secundus'; 12 hexameters. See V‑072.

[g7v] [Second argumentum in verse.] ‘Quae primo Aeneidos libro contineatur'. Incipit: ‘[A]eneas primo Libye depellitur oris | Vir magnus bello nulli pietate secundus'. See V‑072.

[h1r] [Vergilius Maro, Publius pseudo-: Epigramma.] Incipit: ‘[I]lle ego qui quondam gracili modulatus auena | Carmen et egressus siluis uicina coegi'; 4 hexameters. See V‑072.

[h1r] Vergilius Maro, Publius: Aeneis. Verg. A.

[A1r] Mafei Vaegii Laudensis, I.e. Vegius, Maphaeus: [Decimus tertius liber.] See V‑075.

[A10v] Vergilius Maro, Publius [pseudo-]: Moretum. See V‑072.

[B2r] Vergilius Maro, Publius [pseudo-: Priapea I–LXXXI]. ‘Ad Priapum'. See V‑075. In this edition poem 15 immediately follows poem 14, and poem 26 poem 25; poem 30 is divided into two poems, each of one elegiac distich; poems 43 and 44 appear in reverse order. Poem 58 is merged with poem 59. Poem 68 is divided after verse 8: verse 9 begins the new poem 68a. Poem 72 is divided into two poems of two lines each. Poem 73 is joined to poem 74 and poem 76 with 77. On the transmission see M. D. Reeve, ‘Priapea', in Texts and Transmission, 322-3; ‘Carmina Priapea', CTC IV, 423-50, at 423-30.

[C1v] [Priapeum.] ‘Ad Priapum'. Incipit: ‘Rusticus aerari quondam nunc uilicus horti | Haec tibi perspectus templa Priape dico'. See V‑075.

[C2v] [Tibullus, Albius?: Priapeum.] ‘Querela Priapi'. Incipit: ‘Quid hoc noui est? quid ira nunciat deum? | Silente nocte candidus mihi puer'; 43 iambic senarii. See V‑075.

[C2v] Vergilius Maro, Publius [pseudo-]: Copa. AV 81-2. On the pseudo-Vergilian authorship and the transmission of this poem, see notes on the ‘Appendix Vergiliana' in V‑072 [A4r].

[C3r] [Vergilius Maro, Publius [pseudo-; Ausonius]: Est et non. See V‑072.

[C3v] Vergilius Maro, Publius [pseudo-; Ausonius]: Vir bonus. See V‑072.

[C4r] Vergilius Maro, Publius [pseudo-]: Rosae. See V‑072.

[C4v] Vergilius Maro, Publius [pseudo-]: Culex. See V‑072.

[C10v] Vergilius Maro, Publius [pseudo-]: Dirae. See V‑072.

[D3v] Vergilius Maro, Publius [pseudo-]: Aetna. See V‑075.

[E5r] Vergilius Maro, Publius [pseudo-]: Ciris [addressed to Gaius] Messalla. See V‑072.

[F6r] Vergilius Maro, Publius [pseudo-: Priapea I–III]. ‘Catalecton. Priapus loquitur'. See V‑075. These three poems, together with Catalepton I–XII.2 (see below), are presented as if forming a single work entitled ‘Catalecton'.

[F6r] Vergilius Maro, Publius [pseudo-]: Catalepton [I–XII.2]. See V‑075. Lacuna after line 3 of poem II down to line 14 of poem IX. Breaks off after line 2 of poem XII.

[F8r] [Colophon.]

Imprint

Imprint: Venice: Nicolaus Jenson, 1475. Folio.

Collation

Collation: [a8 b12 c–f10 g8 h–m10 n10+1 o–t8.12 v8 x10+1 y A–C10 D–F8].

Remarks: Collation as BMC and Sheppard, not as BSB‑Ink.

References

ISTC: iv00158000

Hain: C 6015 (A), 6020 (B);

Goff: Goff V‑158;

BMC: BMC V 175 (A);

Proctor: Pr 4094;

Others: BSB‑Ink V‑108; CIBN V‑117 (A), V‑119 (B); Copinger, ‘Incunabula Virgiliana', 21 (A), 26 (B); Davies–Goldfinch 17; Kallendorf 13; Mambelli 27; Sheppard 3270.

LCN: 14694508

Copies

Copy number: V-077(1)

Wanting gatherings [a, b, A–F], containing the preliminary ‘opuscula' and minor poems respectively. Also the blank leaf [g8].

Binding: Eighteenth-century gold-tooled Italian calf. Title in gilt on spine. The gold stamp of the Bodleian Library in both covers; marbled pastedowns; beige silk bookmark.

Size: 295 × 208 × 34 mm.

Size of leaf: 290 × 192 mm.

A few marginal notes in a contemporary Italian hand, mainly supplying ‘nota' marks, brackets, pointing hands. Another contemporary Italian hand supplies underlining and extracts key words and proper names. Leaves washed.

Provenance: Giuseppe Serra († before 1826), Duca di Cassano. George John, 2nd Earl Spencer (1758-1834); sale (1821), lot 333; purchased for £4. 7. 0: see Books Purchased (1821), 14 and the annotated sale catalogue, where it is stated: ‘A variety of preliminary opuscula are also wanting: but it may be said they contain the legitimate and usually received works of the poet . . . In calf binding'.

SHELFMARK: Auct. N 4.27.


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