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Rhetorical pieces, Written perhaps in the first half of the 11th century

MS. Auct. T. 2. 21
Held at the Weston Library

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Rhetorical pieces:
  1. Fol. 2. Explanationes in Rhetoricam M.T. Ciceronis by Victorinus, in two books
  2. Fol. 70v. 'Precepta artis Rethoricae summatim collecta de multis ac syntomata a Iulio Seueriano.'
  3. Extracts from rhetorical works are on fols. 1v, 74v-76, and an arithmetical excerpt on fol. 1
  4. On fol. 76v is 'Explicit quaternio X de expositione supra Dioleticam', the volume being made up of ten quaternions of eight leaves each, except the last two which contain six leaves each


  • Written perhaps in the first half of the 11th century


78 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. Auct. T. 2. 21

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. 20625

Custodial History

MSS. Meerman Purchase List (1824) 47.

Custodial History

Probably once in the possession of St. Vincent's abbey at Metz: a Clermont MS.

Physical Facet

On parchment


8 1/8 × 6 3/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom