Collection ID: 0002 | Metadata type: TEI
Ms. Codex 1607 Hybrid compendium of Seneca's tragedies and scholarly apparatus
TitleHybrid compendium of Seneca's tragedies and scholarly apparatus
- Fabricius, Georg, 1516-1571 Fabricius, Georg, 1516-1571
- Avancius, Hieronymus, fl. 1500 Avancius, Hieronymus, fl. 1500
Other related names
- Leutsch, Ernst von, 1808-1887, former owner
Call numberMs. Codex 1607
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 5254652
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
LanguageLatin, with occasional words in Greek
- after 1589
Collection of manuscript copies of supporting materials for the critical study of Seneca's tragedies, bound with Hieronymus Commelinus's 1589 edition of the tragedies of Seneca, the Animadversiones of Justius Lipsius on the tragedies, and Commelinus's variant readings. The manuscript materials are the introduction to abstracts (periochae) of the tragedies traditionally attributed to Luctantii Grammatici and edited by Georgius Fabricius of Chemnitz, followed by the abstracts for only two of the tragedies, Hercules Furens and Hercules Oeteus; a dedicatory letter dated 1565 from Fabricius to the sons of Count Palatine Wolfgang of Zweibrücken; excerpts from biographies of Seneca; a treatise by Hieronymus Avancius of Verona on iambic trimeter in the tragedies; a treatise by Fabricius on all the other meters used in the tragedies; a dedicatory letter from Fabricius to Henricus Paxmanus, a doctor, followed by a second copy of the introduction to the periochae; and Fabricius's variant readings. These are copies of materials available in contemporary published editions of Seneca's tragedies. Some annotations appear in the printed works.
- Ms. codex.
- Title supplied by cataloger.
- Printed contents cataloged separately under the title L. Annaei Senecae Cordubensis Tragoediae. Lectiones variae e MS libris Bibliothecae Palatinae aliisque descriptae. Iusti Lipsi Animadversiones.
- Collation of manuscript leaves: Paper, 73; 1² 2-12⁶ 13⁶(-1); [i-ii] (following printed dedication), [1-71 (66-71 blank)] (following all printed works), modern foliation in pencil, upper right recto.
Extent73 leaves : 172 x 102 (134 x 70) mm. bound to 180 x 125 mm
BindingContemporary (16th-century) blind-stamped pigskin with unidentified coat of arms on upper cover and arms of the city of Torgau on the lower cover.
- Formerly owned by Ernst von Leutsch (professor, Göttingen, Germany); sold to the University of Pennsylvania as part of Leutsch's library (bookplate inside upper cover), 1890.
- Transferred from Culture Class Collection, University of Pennsylvania, 2011.
- Latin drama (Tragedy)--Early works to 1800
- Latin poetry--Early works to 1800
- Abstracts (summaries)
- Hybrid books
- Manuscripts, Latin--16th century
- Manuscripts, Renaissance
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