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Made up of two MSS. (A, B), 11th century

MS. Auct. T. 2. 27
Held at the Weston Library

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Made up of two MSS. (A, B):

A. Written in about A.D. 1000:

  1. Fol. 1v. 'Somnium Scipionis. M. Tulli Ciceronis excerptum ex libro vi. de Re publica': preceded by a short account of Scipio (beg. 'Dudum inter Chartaginenses')
  2. On fol. 1 are some 11th cent. excerpts about (1) the Muses (beg. 'Dicuntur secundum fabulas'), (2) Noah's ark (beg. 'Octo hominum anime') with a diagram of the ark, (3) the 'Septem Sapientes' of Greece
  3. Fol. 5v. 'Incipit Commentum Macrobii Ambrosii in Somnium Scipionis': with coloured and uncoloured diagrams
  4. At fol. 45 the style changes from single to double columns

B. Written in the 10th cent.: in double columns:

  1. Fol. 51. 'Macrobii Theodosii uiri clarissimi et illustris Conuiuiorum primi diei Saturnaliorum liber incipit': ends in iii.
  2. 'Proprie dici θεους μεγαλους οεους χρησ, ' no more having been written
  3. This part was written by three scribes concurrently, the first writing fols. 51-66, 83-end, the second fols. 67-74, the third fols. 75-82
  4. On fol. 51 is 'Liber sancti Vincentii [Metensis] studio & dono fratris Azekini. sub uinculo anathematis' (11th cent.?)
  5. A facsimile of fol. 94r is in R. Ellis's XX Facsimiles from Latin MSS. (Oxf. 1891)


  • Creation: 11th century


101 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin


MS. Auct. T. 2. 27

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. 20637

Custodial History

MSS. Meerman Purchase List (1824) 1.

Custodial History

Owned and marked as no. 20619. Purchased from Messrs. Payne & Foss in 1824, they having bought the MS. at the Meerman sale.

Physical Facet

On parchment, partly in double columns


10 3/4 × 9 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom