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'Incipit prefatio Titi Liuii in libris Antiquitatum ab Urbe condita', Written in two hands of about A.D. 1000

MS. Auct. T. 1. 24
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request

'Incipit prefatio Titi Liuii in libris Antiquitatum ab Urbe condita': after the preface 'Incipit textus eiusdem': bks. i-x. 22 ('id senectuti sue adminiculum f[ore]': but two leaves bearing viii. 38 ('Alii deinde') --ix. 2 ('expedire quosdam utilia') are wanting, and the lower outer corners of many leaves of the latter half of the volume are seriously damaged.

The text ends on fol. 179r and the verso is blank. The rubric at the end of book 5 (fol. 83v) is:'Titi Liuij Nichomachus. Dexterum [for Dexter u (ir) cl (arus)] emendauj ad exemplum paren [tis, added] mei Clementiani ab urbe condita [error for u. c.] Victorianus emendabam domnis Simmachis. Liber V explicit. Incipit liber VI.' The handwriting changes between fols. 73 and 74. Fol. 1 (cf. between 9 and 10) is a fragment of an (11th cent. ?) missal.


  • Creation: Written in two hands of about A.D. 1000


181 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. Auct. T. 1. 24

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. 20631

Custodial History

MSS. Meerman Purchase List (1824) 53.

Custodial History

On fol. 2 is part of a note of about A.D. 1400, ' cedula et recuperata quam habet de me Jo. de Mathamicaria.' Owned and marked as no. 20619.

Physical Facet

On parchment, the latter part much damaged


12 1/4 × 9 3/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom