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Two volumes on Florus's Epitome II


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  1. (MS. Auct. F. 5. 10) 'Lucjj Annej Florj Punica, publicis prrelectionibus illustrata a Degoreo Whear Historiarum professore Cambdeniano primo', in three parts, all dated 1644-(1) lectiones 153-165, 1631, dedicated Aprils. 1644, to Dr. Thomas Clayton, (2: fo1. 49) lectiones 177-193, dedicated to Dr. Clayton's sons Thomas and Willimn, (3: fol. 110) dedicated Aprils. 1644 to John Rouse, Bodley's Librarian.
  2. (MS. Auct. F. 5. 11) 'Lucji Annrej Flori Bellum Jugurthinum, lectionibus quibusdam solennibus illustratum a D: W. H. P. Camdeniano', dated 1645 and dedicated to Dr. Samuel Fell: at fo1. 55v is a short address to Rouse, presenting 'alterum lectionum mearum fasciculum' to the Library.


  • Creation: Written in A.D. 1644-1645 at Oxford by Dr. D. Wheare


0.22 Linear metres (2 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • Latin

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Auct. F. 5. 10, fols. 1-2].

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MSS. Auct. F. 5. 10-11

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 18113


Two volumes on Florus's Epitome II

Biographical / Historical

Dr. Diagory/Degory Wheare (1573-1647) was a historian.

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. II, nos. 2200-2201

Custodial History

Manuscript 2911-2912 acquired by the Bodleian Library

Immediate Source of Acquisition

These two volumes (on Florus's Epitome ii. 1-2, 6, 15: and iii. 1) are clearly a copy by Whear of his prælections, intended to be preserved in the Bodleian, and probably both were presented in 1645. See MS. Auct. F. 2. 21.

Physical Facet

On paper


8 × 6 1/8 and 7 1/2 × 6 1/4 in.

Two volumes on Florus's Epitome II
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Repository Details

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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom