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The Astronomica of Hyginus, with a few glosses, latin verses and other writings, written perhaps in the 11th cent.

MS. D'Orville 145

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  1. (fol. 1) The Astronomica of Hyginus, with a few glosses: not divided into books, but with the preface 'Hyginus M. Fabio plurimam salutem.'
  2. (fol. 56) Twelve Latin verses on the signs of the Zodiac (beg. 'Ad Boreae partes'), with musical notes (added somewhat later) for reciting them
  3. (fol. 57) 'Proverbia .A. Senecae', sayings gathered from his works, in alphabetical order, beg. 'Alienum est omne.'.

Other writings include 'Liber Sancti Petri Gandavensis ecclesie. Seruanti benedictio. Tollenti maledietio. Qui folium ex eo tulerit, uel cretauerit, anahema sit.' (12th cent.).


  • Creation: written perhaps in the 11th cent.


67 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. D'Orville 145

Former reference:

Auct. X. 1. 4. 43

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 17023

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 coloured capitals


6 7/8 × 6 1/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom