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'Epistola prima [et sequentes] Albii Tibulli ...': with the usual epitaph and short life, and 'Saphos vatis Elsbie [sic] Mitilene ad Phaonem Siculum amatorem', Ovid's poem: at end 'Hec epistola fuit per Ovidium de Greco in Latinum translata', written in the 15th cent. (before 1453) in Italy

MS. D'Orville 166

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On fol. iiir is 'Munus concessum xxii Octobris mcccclii', with 'ex antiquissimo manuscripto' added, and the whole nearly erased, see fol. 56v. The date is a possible one for the writing as well as the gift, but the book would appear to have been written rather earlier.


  • written in the 15th cent. (before 1453) in Italy


60 Leaves


MS. D'Orville 166

Former reference:

Auct. X. 1. 5. 19

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 17044

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, in parts considerably rubbed


6 5/8 × 4 5/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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