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Nineteen Declamations here attributed to Marcus Fabius Quintilianus, Written in the 15th century in Italy

MS. Selden Supra 22
Held at the Weston Library

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Nineteen Declamations here attributed to Marcus Fabius Quintilianus, with a few notes. Their real author is unknown. The incipits are:

  1. Sentio judices pudori fol. 2
  2. Si juvenis innocentissimus fol. 14v
  3. Satis dedecoris atque fol. 23v
  4. Positus P. C. in ea conditione fol. 32v
  5. Quamvis judices in tanta fol. 44v
  6. Etiam si judices in hac fol. 58v
  7. Sentio judices plurimum fol. 72
  8. Quamvis judices plurimum fol. 79
  9. Neminem judices unquam fol. 92
  10. Quamvis judices inter eos fol. 104v
  11. Expectaveram quidem fol. 114v
  12. Quamvis judices innumerabiles fol. 120v
  13. Credo ego judices plerosque fol. 136v
  14. Sentio judices hanc quoque fol. 146v
  15. Etsi judices ita natam fol. 152v
  16. Etsi sanctissimi viri fol. 160v
  17. Lassatus per diversos fol. 166v
  18. Etsi judices callidissimus fol. 177v
  19. Debebatur quidem fol. 187

In the border on fol. 2 are the arms, Gules three garbs or within a bordure engrailed of the last, possibly an addition. On fol. 196v are the Randolph arms (Gules on a cross argent five mullets sable, here uncoloured) followed by 'Crucem tenebræ fugiunt . quod: Edm: Randolph', early 17th cent.


  • Creation: Written in the 15th century in Italy


197 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. Selden Supra 22


Old Selden mark = 22

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. II, no. 3410

Custodial History

Manuscript 3424 acquired by the Bodleian Library

Physical Facet

On parchment, with illuminated border, capitals, etc.; binding, stamped brown leather on boards, clasps partly gone, 15th cent. Venetian (?) work


9 × 6 1/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom