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Latin poetry extracts, written early in the 16th cent. in Italy

MS. D'Orville 167

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  1. (fol. 1) '...Tibullus poeta clarus', the Elegies, from i. 34, a leaf being lost at the beginning: the epitaph and short life follow
  2. (fol. 52v) '... Nonnulla [P. Ovidii] Nasonis de sine titulo', extracts from the Amores, etc.
  3. (fol. 60) 'Priapeia [P. Vergilii] Maronis', of uncertain author ship: followed at fol. 75 by a similar poem beg. 'Photis noster amor') and at fol. 78 by four Latin epitaphs, three connected with Atimetus and Homonoea 'in templo Sancti Michaelis Romae': one 'in Sancto Maiore Maria' at Rome (?), beg. 'Ingratae Veneri.'
  4. (fol. 78v) 'Martialis', 50 epigrams, followed by three Latin facetiae in verse beg. 'Qui fungi', 'Arbore sub quadam', 'Hic patule'
  5. (fol. 90) ' (Antonii Panormitae) Hermafroditi liber primus' et alter, poematum
  6. (fol. 120v) 'Porcelius vates Romanus ...', some Latin poems by Petrus Porcelius
  7. (fol. 139) 'Ioviani Pontani libellus amorum cui titulus est Parthonopeus ...'; some leaves are wanting after fol. 150, which ends 'nemorum deserta colebas.'

On fol. iiv are eight Italian verses by Petrarch: beg. 'Rota e lalta colona el verde lauro.'.

'Est Dionysij Aelij a Lancino Curtio suo' (early 16th cent. ?).


  • Creation: written early in the 16th cent. in Italy


157 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. D'Orville 167

Former reference:

Auct. X. 1. 5. 20

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 17045

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

Physical Facet

On paper


7 × 4 3/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom