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Fourteen orations of Demosthenes, written in the 15th cent.

MS. D'Orville 74

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Preceded (fol. 1) by a Life, the first words of which are almost obliterated; begg. ''Ο περί [?] Δημοσθένονς τού ρ́ήτορος άναγκαῖόν έστι τοίς έπί ρ́ητορικήν άσκοῡσιν έαυτούς.'. Comprising:
  1. () 'Ολυνθιακός α fol. 9
  2. () 'Ολυνθιακός β fol. 15v
  3. () 'Ολυνθιακός γ fol. 23
  4. () Κατά Φιλιππου [α] fol. 32v
  5. () Περί τής Είρήνης fol. 46
  6. () Κατά Φιλίππου [β] fol. 53v
  7. () Περί 'Αλονήσου fol. 63
  8. ()Περί τών έν Χερρονήσψ fol. 75
  9. ()Κατά Φιλίππου [γ] fol. 94v
  10. ()Κατά Φιλίππουη [δ] fol. 112v
  11. ()Πεός τήν Φιλίππου έπιστολήν fol. 31v
  12. ()Περί Συντάξεως fol. 144
  13. ()Περί Συμμοριών fol. 154
  14. Περί τού Στεφάνου (as far as δυνάμεις τή τύχη. Τίυες. p. 326 or §300) fol. 166.


  • written in the 15th cent.


259 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Greek, Ancient (to 1453)


MS. D'Orville 74

Former reference:

Auct. X. 1. 3. 15

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. IV, no 16952

Our best descriptions for medieval items in this collection are in Medieval Manuscripts in Oxford Libraries under MSS. D'Orville.

Custodial History

Gaisford states that D'Orville bought this MS. at Maittaire's sale in 1748 (Catal. vol. i, p. 239, no. 195), where it sold for 12s. 6d., and the purchaser was Whitehead, who may have been D'Orville's agent.

Physical Facet

On paper


8 5/8 × 6 1/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom