Skip to main content

Ciceroniana

 Collection

  • How to
    request
Collection of manuscript collations, indexes, etc., relating to Cicero's Works (but with very little relating to the Orations). In several hands, chiefly by -- Huber & E. Friburger, see note on no. 30389.

Dates

  • 18th century

Extent

7.70 Linear metres (70 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • Latin

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Auct. V. 2 infra 2. 26, fols. 1-2].
Please see our help page for further guidance on citing archives and manuscripts.

Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Auct. V. 2 infra 2 26-31, V. 4 1-25, V. 4 27-46, V. 4 48-66

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 12874

Abstract

Collection of manuscript collations, indexes, etc., relating to Cicero's Works.

Biographical / Historical

Biographical details unknown.

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. V, nos. 30350-30419.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

At some period in the first half of the 19th cent., perhaps about 1825, a considerable collection of manuscript collations, indexes, etc., relating to Cicero's Works (but with very little relating to the Orations) was either received or formed within the Library, consisting of the following seventy volumes. It is possible that the Clarendon Press at one time contemplated a critical edition of Cicero's works, see the letters in no. 30385, and that by the time the edition of 1783 in ten volumes quarto (which is a mere reprint of Olivetus's edition) was produced at the Press, the idea had been abandoned. The collections made for the purpose may have been given to the Bodleian at some subsequent date, but there is no evidence in the volumes themselves or in the Library archives that they were ever in the possession of the Press, and two were certainly not (nos. 28179-80).
Title
Ciceroniana
Status
Completed
Author
Collection Level Description by Emily Tarrant; EAD version 2020 by Alice Whichelow
Date
EAD version 2020
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Contact:
Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom