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The Metamorphoses of Ovid, with no title, written in the 15th century in Italy

MS. Add. C. 137
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The Metamorphoses of Ovid, with no title: the colophon records 'Versus millenos bis sex in codice scriptos' Et ter quinque minus continet Ouidius': memorial verses and explanations relating to the subject of each book follow on fol. 199v (beg. 'Quindenis metris'), and six elegiac lines supposed to have been found in the tomb of Ovid (beg. 'Orba parente suo').

Fol. 1 is a 15th cent. parchment leaf from a Latin register of some Italian law court.

On fols. 201-3 is nearly contemporary scribbling by schoolboys at Cremona (?): one sentence is 'Iste liber est mey Chini dc Serguarneris et fratris eius qui uadunt ad scholam magistri Petri de Manna Cremonensis.'.


  • Creation: written in the 15th century in Italy


204 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. Add. C. 137

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. 24743.

Custodial History

The 'original oak boards' which are mentioned in the Libri Sale Catalogue have been lost.

Catalogue of the ... collection of Splendid Manuscripts ... formed by M. Guglielmo Libri 1859 no. 754.

Physical Facet

On paper


11 3/4 × 8 5/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom