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'Incipit Ars Prisciani uiri disertissimi grammatici Caesariensis doctoris urbis Romae Constantinopolitanae praeceptoris', Written perhaps in the first half of the 10th century

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MS. Auct. T. 1. 26

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'Incipit Ars Prisciani uiri disertissimi grammatici Caesariensis doctoris urbis Romae Constantinopolitanae praeceptoris', in 18 books, with marginal and interlinear glosses:
  1. At the beginning of the 6th book (fol. 45) is 'Artis Prisciani ... liber sextus id est quintus de de nomine feliciter incipit . scripsi ego Theodorus Dionisii uiri disertissimi memorialis sacri scrinii epistolarum adiutor uiri magni questoris sacri Palatii in urbe Roma Constantinopoli Olibrio u[iro] c[laro] c[on]s[ule]'
  2. At beginning of bk. 9 (fol. 87v) '... incipit ... liber nonus de regulis generalibus ... coniugationis. F. L. Theodorus Dionisii u[iri] d[isertissimi] memorialis [etc., as above] ... p[alatii] scripsi Artem Prisciani ... praeceptoris mei manu mea in urbe Roma Constantinopoli die tertio Iduum Ianuarias Mauortio u[iro] c[laro] consule indictione quinta'
  3. A similar subscription dated 'die v Kal. Marcii Mauorcio uiro claro consule ac patricio' is at the end of bk. 16 (fol. 135v), and one dated 'iii kal. Iun. Mau. u. c. c[onsule] imperantibus Iustino et Iustiniano Pap.' at the end of bk. 17 (fol. 156v).
  4. Fols. 1-2 are two leaves with the beginning of the Ars Prisciani from another 10th cent. MS. and some grammatical excerpts (in one place 'Hec ita in Longobardorum Gestis scripta sunt'), and fols. 3-4 are two fragments of the same kind

Dates

  • Written perhaps in the first half of the 10th century

Extent

180 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin

Shelfmark

MS. Auct. T. 1. 26

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. 20622

Custodial History

MSS. Meerman Purchase List (1824) 44.

Physical Facet

On parchment, the latter part stained

Dimensions

13 1/8 × 10 3/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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