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Minor works of, or attributed to, L. Annaeus Seneca, written in 1466 at Cleve or Cleves in Westphalia (?)

MS. D'Orville 143

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  1. (fol. 1) 'Liber Senece de Paupertate cuius est vm capitalum': beg. 'Honesta quidem res est paupertas.'
  2. (fol. 3) 'Liber de Remediis fortuitorum Senece ad Gallionem.'
  3. (fol. 8) 'Liber Senece de Moribus ': beg. 'Omne peccatum est actio.'
  4. (fol. 11). '... Liber Senece de Tranquillitate anime ad Serenum.'
  5. (fol. 30v). '... Liber Senece de quatuor Virtutibus': beg. 'Quatuor virtutum species.'
  6. (fol. 36). '... Liber Senece de Breuitate vite.'
  7. (fol. 66). 'Recollecte ex quam pluribus varijs et diuersis Senece libris oratoris excellentissimi Cliuis Anno 1466°.'

This is part of a larger work, being foliated 94 to 168 in an old hand.

The two inner leaves of each section are parchment, the rest paper.


  • Creation: written in 1466 at Cleve or Cleves in Westphalia (?)


73 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. D'Orville 143

Former reference:

Auct. X. 1. 4. 41

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 17021

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

Physical Facet

On paper and parchment, with an illuminated capital, binding, red leather with gold tooling (16th cent.?)


8 5/8 × 5 7/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom