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Ms. Codex 1266 Varia epigrammata
- Jerome, Saint, d. 419 or 20
Call numberMs. Codex 1266
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 4412522
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
LanguageLatin, with some words in Greek
Collection of Latin epigrams and poetry. The epigrams are numbered, and divided into three main sections. The poems are written in a variety of forms, including elegies, epitaphs, dialogues, hymns, odes, songs, rhymes, and fables. There are also a few poems in playful forms, including acrostics, anagrams, serpentine verse, alliterative verse, and what are referred to in the work as labyrinthine poems (p. 81, 88). Most of the poems refer to both the fear of demons and evil, as well as divine miracles and the nature of God and various saints, including Saint Aloysius Gonzaga (p. 1), Saint Catherine (p. 2), Saint Elizabeth (p. 4), Saint Vincent Ferrer (referred to as Vincentius Ferrarius, p. 14), and Saint Paul the Hermit. Includes various epitaphs throughout, one of which is for Vespillones (p. i). Contains some sections throughout dedicated to Thomas Aquinas, including an acrostic poem (p. 3), and an anagram (p. 6-7), as well as celebration of him (p. 43-44). There are some marginal notes written in different hands. Contains alphabetical table of contents at the end (p. 101-104). One loose note inside with a short poem, with much contemporary editing, titled Via Hesperorum.
- Ms. codex.
- Title from caption title (p. 1).
Extent56 leaves : 155 x 100 mm. bound to 160 x 110 mm. +
FoliationPaper, 56 leaves; [iv], 1-40, 40-65, 67, 67-68, 68-72, 75, 74, 75-104; contemporary pagination in ink, modern pagination in pencil, upper outer corner. Catchwords, lower right recto and verso.
BindingContemporary vellum (Zacour-Hirsch), with remains of four leather ties.
- Sold by Libreria Martinez de Tejada (1968).
- Fables, Latin (Medieval and modern)
- Latin poetry
- Christian poetry, Latin (Medieval and modern)
- Christian saints in literature
- Manuscripts, Latin--17th century
- Manuscripts, European
Table of contents
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Section: Varia epigrammata, p. 1
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Section: Vita divi Pauli Eremitae secundum scribit divus Hieronymus, p. 17