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Translations of Plutarch's Lives with other Latin translations, written in the 15th cent. in Italy by Johannes Andreae de Colonia

MS. Douce 214
Held at the Weston Library

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  1. (fol. 1) Plutarch's Lives of Mark Antony (with preface), Pyrrhus, Paulus Aemilius, the Gracchi, Sertorius (with preface), Cato of Utica, and Demosthenes, tr. into Latin by Leonardo Bruni of Arezzo
  2. (fol. 104) '... Cicero Novus ...', a Life of Cicero by Leonardo Bruni, with preface
  3. (fol. 120) '... Magni Basilii liber ad iuuenes religiosos ...', tr. by Leonardo Bruni, with preface
  4. (fol. 128) 'Xenophontis ... liber Quid igitur tyrannus ...', the Hiero, tr. by Leonardo Bruni, with preface
  5. (fol. 136) Plutarch's Lives of Cimon and Lucullus, and of Aristides and Cato the Censor, with the comparison of the two, the two first tr. into Latin by Leonardo Justiniani of Venice, with preface, and the rest by Francesco Barbaro, with preface.

At end ' Has igitur ... Vitas ... magnifico Alexandro de Miraballis de Neapoli Ioannes Andree de Colonia scripsit et tandem absoluit. Deo laus.' The arms of the Miraballi are probably the ones depicted on fol. 1 (or, a lion rampant azure armed and langued gules).


  • Creation: written in the 15th cent. in Italy by Johannes Andreae de Colonia


208 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. Douce 214

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 21788

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

Physical Facet

On parchment,with illuminated borders, capitals, etc.


15 1/2 × 10 7/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom