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'Venantii Honorii Clementiani Fortunati presbiteri Italici liber primus [--undecimus] incipit feliciter', Written in the first half of the 11th century

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MS. Auct. T. 2. 25

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'Venantii Honorii Clementiani Fortunati presbiteri Italici liber primus [--undecimus] incipit feliciter', with the prologue: at end 'Fortu versifici nati thomus explicit istic.' At fol. 147 is '... Opus Fortunati episcopi de vita sancti Martini', with metrical prologue, as far as "lumine tactu" near the end of bk. 1.

At fol. 160 are 'Versus Damasi pape & Hieronimi presbiteri super Psalterium concordantibus in unum': beg. 'Psallere qui docuit', followed by two more poems on the same subject begg. 'Mistica Dauitice' and 'Aspicis eximia.' The first six books of Fortunatus were collated with another MS. (in the 16th cent.), the readings and supplements of which are written in the volume.

Dates

  • Written in the first half of the 11th century

Extent

163 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin

Shelfmark

MS. Auct. T. 2. 25

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. 20620

Custodial History

MSS. Meerman Purchase List (1824) 42.

Custodial History

Probably once in the possession of St. Vincent's monastery at Metz. Owned and marked as no. 20619 (fols. 160, 147).

Physical Facet

On parchment, with two illuminated capitals (fols. 2, 4)

Dimensions

9 3/4 × 6 5/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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