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Works of Prudentius and Virgil

Reference code
MSS/0044
Title
Works of Prudentius and Virgil
Date
15th century
Level of description
item
Extent and format
Vellum; ff. iii + 129.
Quarto.
Original wooden boards covered with pink leather (cf.back turnover). Erased inscription, front pastedown.
Scope and content
Works of Prudentius and Virgil. Written in England. Contents (see Ker, MMBL, I (1969), 300-1):-

(1) Prudentius, Hamartigenia. fols. 1-42v;-

(2) Prudentius, Psychomachia. fols. 42v-63v;-

(3) Virgil, Bucolics. fols. 64-80v;-

(4) Virgil, Georgics. fols. 80v-123v;-

(5) 'Primus habet libicam..'. fol. 123v. Twelve lines on the Aeneid, books 1-12. See E. Bährens, Poetae Lat. Min., IV (1882), 151;-

(6) Origo troianorum, beg. 'Dardanus ex iove'. fols. 123v-4v;-

(7) Prefacio in eneidos, beg. 'In exponendis auctoribus'. fols. 124v-7.

Scholia and glosses particularly in (3). Catchwords throughout.

Additions, 16th century:-

(a) Latin tags, fol. ii;

(b) Verse relating to Prudentius (8 lines), metrical forms (9 lines), Ovid (4 lines, with heading 'Oenone Ovidiana ad Paridem'), fol. 128v;

(c) Two lines beg. 'Abba 1 logos..'; eight lines beg. 'Passus et abiecti: pilato perfide: ligni', fol. 129.
Creator
Vergilius Maro, Publius (70-19 BCE), Roman poet
Prudentius Clemens, Aurelius (348-c 413), lawyer and Christian poet
Previous reference number(s)
SAL/MS/44