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Ms. Codex 867 Chrestomathy of Latin authors
TitleChrestomathy of Latin authors
- Dinetus, Jacobus
Other related names
- Dinetus, Johannes, dedicatee
Call numberMs. Codex 867
(3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-6206., University of Pennsylvania, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts)
- bibid: 9931780613503681
PublisherUniversity of Pennsylvania
A student's copybook, mostly containing excerpts from Latin authors such as Strabo, Quintilian, Virgil, and Cicero, but also including some astrological material and a collection of Virgil excerpts that supposedly foreshadow the Old and New Testaments. Jacobus Dinetus dedicated it to his father Johannes. The writer has added numerous marginal notes.
- Ms. codex.
- Title from supplied title of predominant work (Zacour-Hirsch).
- Mostly empty calendar for 1609 and 1610 on 5 leaves beginning at the back, upside down.
- Mostly crossed-out note from 1677 (f. 2r).
- A note in French hypothesizes that this book represents the son's account of his studies to his father (f. 1r). The note is in the same hand as the interlinear Latin notes in the collection of Virgil verses.
Extent193 leaves : 192 x 136 (150 x 86) mm. bound to 200 x 143 mm
FoliationPaper, 193; [1-193]; modern foliation in pencil, upper right recto.
Binding18th-century calf with gold stamp of Plato on the front and of Dido on the back.
- Sold by LaMedicea (Cat. Libri Rari, no. 168), 1957.
- Latin literature--Study and teaching--Early works to 1800
- Latin poetry--Early works to 1800
- Astrology--Early works to 1800
- Manuscripts, Renaissance
- Manuscripts, Latin--16th century
- 16th century
- Literature -- Poetry
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Inside front cover
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Section: Index to the chrestomathy, f. 2r
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Section: Dedication letter, f. 4v
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Section: Chrestomathy, f. 8r
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Section: Dicta astrologorum, f. 130r
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Section: Carmen ex diversis Virgili versibus, f. 140v