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The works of Horace, with many scholia and glosses, written in the 11th cent.

MS. D'Orville 158

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  1. (fol. 1) 'Q. Horatii Flacci Liber Carminum. Incipit primus [etc.].'
  2. (fol. 33) 'Incipit Epedon ad Mecenatem.'
  3. (fol. 39v) '... Incipit Carmen Seculare ad Apollinem & Dianam.'
  4. (fol. 43) 'Quinti Horatii Flacci Liber incipit De Arte Poetica.'
  5. (fol. 51) 'Explicit liber poeticus. Incipit Sermonum liber 1 [et 2].'
  6. (fol. 89v) The Epistles, joined to the Satires, with no rubric: at end 'Quinti Horatii Flacci explicit opus.'.

Several pieces, chiefly logical or grammatical, hardly later in date than the Horace, are written on blank or supplementary pages in the volume:

  1. (fol. 32) 'Publii [Syri] sententię lepidę et ad communem usum accommodatissimę', 13 only
  2. (fols. 32 41, 114v) Logical notes, of which the 2nd and 3rd begg. 'Quotiens igitur a genere' and 'Logica est diligens disserendi ratio'
  3. (fol. 40v) an explanation of critical signs, beg. 'Asteriscus id est stella ponitur ubi deest'
  4. (fol. 114) A poem and some prose notes about musical tones: beg. '... unctorum sunt interualla sonorum'
  5. (fol. 117) 'Epistola Adalberonis Laudunensis episcopi Fulconi Ambianensi episcopo sub dialogo directa', with notes, a logical dispute about a mule, beg. 'Domino F... Multarum res amicitiarum.' Fulco i was bp. of Amiens 993-1030
  6. (fol. 120) A musical treatise, beg. 'Monochordum diuisurus'
  7. (fol. 122) '[Vers] us de communione & differentia [Rhe]toricę ac Dialecticę artis', rhythmical, beg. 'R ... rethores uocantur atque dialectici'
  8. (fol. 122v) calculations of multiplications and divisions of weights: beg. 'Duo calci faciunt unum ceratem.'

The inner part of the last thirty pages is much stained and injured. On fol. 6v is an Old German gloss antenne. segalrodon, and others occur.


  • Creation: written in the 11th cent.


128 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. D'Orville 158

Former reference:

Auct. X. 1. 5. 11

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 17036

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

Related Materials

See also MS. D'Orville 157 for the 'D'Orv. 2' of C. Kirchner's 'Novae Quaestiones Horatianae' (1847)

Physical Facet

On parchment


7 7/8 × 5 5/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom