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Orations of Cicero, written in the 11th cent.

MS. D'Orville 77

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  1. (fol. 1v). 'Ciceronis [oratio] de Marcello.'
  2. (fol. 7). Ciceronis oratio '... pro Q. Ligario.'
  3. (fol. 13v). Ciceronis oratio '... pro Deiotaro.'
  4. (fol. 21). 'M. Tullii [Ciceronis] de Amicitia.'
  5. (fol. 34v). 'M. T. Ciceronis', 'M. T. de sent[ent]iis Catonis de Senectute incipit.'
  6. (fol. 48). '... Oratio Ciceronis in Sallustium.'
  7. (fol. 51). '... Oratio Sallusti contra Ciceronem.'
  8. (fol. 53). Ciceronis 'Somnium Scipionis.'
  9. (fol. 56v). '... Commentum' Macrobii in Ciceronis Somnium Scipionis, with a mappa mundi on fol. 100: at end 'Macrobii Ambrosii V.C. Commenta ex Cicerone in Somnium Scipionis expliciunt.'
  10. (fol. 111v). The spurious 'Epistola sancti Iheronimi de carminibus' or de diversis generibus musicorum, with illustrations.

Followed (fol. 114) by two short musical pieces:

  1. (1) beg. 'Ad omnem autem sonum'
  2. (2) 'Ambrosii Macrobii de simphoniis musicae', an extract from the Commentary on the Somnium Scipionis.

There are some scholia throughout the volume. The MS. perhaps once contained 'Yginus de ymaginibus cæli', see fol. 1.


  • Creation: written in the 11th cent.


115 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. D'Orville 77

Former reference:

Auct. X. 1. 3. 18

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 16955

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

Physical Facet

On parchment, with illuminated capitals


9 7/8 × 7 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom