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The Pharsalia of Lucan, with notes and glosses, from i. 1 to iv. 514 ('fata recessum'), written in about A.D. 1200 and earlier

MS. D'Orville 175

  • Request

fols. 1-8, 48-50 are partly injured and eaten away.

The epigram on Lucan precedes beg. 'Corduba me genuit').

Most of the MS. is palimpsest, the lower writing being a sacramentary of the 9th or 10th century.


  • Creation: written in about A.D. 1200 and earlier


52 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. D'Orville 175

Former reference:

Auct. X. 1. 5. 28

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 17053

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

Physical Facet

On parchment, injured


9 3/8 × 6 3/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom