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Latin codex beg. with Three short Lives of Juvenal, written in A.D. 1475 at Rieti

MS. Add. A. 166
Held at the Weston Library

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fol. 1) Three short Lives of Juvenal: begg. '[I]unius Iuuenalis libertino locupletis', '[I]uuenalis satiricus Aquinates oppido fuit', '[I]uuenalis proprium illy fuit Aquinates.'.

(fol. 3) 'Decimi Junij Juuenalis Satyrarum Liber primus [secundus, ... quintus] incipit', with glosses on the first and part of the second satire: the 16th satire precedes the 15th: eight of the satires have short arguments in verse prefixed. At end 'Explicit liber vuuenalis Quern ego Petrus Simon Constantiny Jacobi Vanderutij de Rto [Reato?] scrypsy & ad ffinem pro duxy in ciuitate Rti ac in escola magistri Petry Feliciany de Cingulo, sub anno Dominy m° cccc° lxxv [altered to 1472], Indi[c]tione viija tempore dominy ... Sisty pape quinty [sic] et cetera, die xxv mensis Iulij et cetera.'.

At fol. 93 are added, rather later:

  1. a metrical calendar, beg. 'Principio Jany';
  2. two short Italian poems, begg. 'Colluj che parte more et tace in foco' [I read 'mor(i) et jace' etc. E.W.B.N.], and 'Infelici parenti. infelice hora;'
  3. a Latin astrological poem, beg. 'Nil capiti facias, Aries cum Luna refulget.'.


  • Creation: written in A.D. 1475 at Rieti


98 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. Add. A. 166

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. V, no. 24729.

Custodial History

Catalogue of the ... collection of Splendid Manuscripts ... formed by M. Guglielmo Libri 1859 no. 565

Physical Facet

On paper


8 1/4 × 6 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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