Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 18 (S.2.8)
Title: Philippicae Orationes
Images: [ MS Hunter 18 fol. 1v ]
Date of Creation: Between 1459 and 1469
Place of Creation: Padua
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: Marci Tvllii Ciceronis, Philippicae Orationes.
Cicero's Philippic Orations:
Begins (1, 1 verso lines 1-9): M. T. CICERONIS IN M | ANTONIVM PHILIPPI | CARVM . PRIMA INCIPIT | A [large framed initial in ink] NTEQVAM | DE RE PVBLICA P . C . | DICAM EA | QVAE DICEN | DA HOC TEMPORE AR [gilt, blue, pink, green and violet capitals] | bitrabor exponam breuiter.
In the lower margin of 1, 1 verso are two shields bearing respectively, (azure), two lilies (or), crossed in saltire, and (or),? a square battlemented tower (gules).
[Formerly Q.3.17; Q.3.47].
Ruled with hard point, on versos only of each leaf: 'The MS was almost certainly written at Padua, c.1460, and for a short time then at Padua they seem to have used this curious system of writing...
The script is very close to early Bartolomes Sanvito...
The same arms appear in BL Kings MS 29, Juvenal and Persius, and Vatican, Vat. Pal. 1508, Cicero, Letters to Atticus etc., both of which appear to have been copied by Sanvito, and combined in one coat of arms, in Holkham Hall MS 382, Cicero, De officiis, etc. The arms have been variously attributed to Della Tome del Mendrisio, Della Torre or Torriani di Valsassina (Udine) and della Torre of Verona, but I suspect that they may have been those of Aisacelino della Torre or Torrani of Venice, who founded the library of SS Giovanni e Paolo, Venice, in the late fifteenth century' - Dr. Albinia de la Mare, letter, 10 January 1985.
MS. 18 certainly rubricated by Bartolomes Sanvito, who also wrote some of the marginalia and may have done the initial Al de la Mart, letter, 11 February 1985
Physical Description: Bound volume.
Vellum, 10 x 6, ff. 99 (originally 100), written in Italy in even italic hand, in single cols. of 32 lines, 7 x 3 3/4, margined and ruled with bodkin, signatures, contemporary, mostly cropped off, catchwords, pagination (XVI. Cent.) to page 62, rubrics to each Book, gilt and coloured capitals beginning and end of MS., initials not illuminated, spaces from Bk. VII. onwards, marginalia, cropped, but clean and well preserved, fol. sec. hunc ordinem. c.1460.
Binding: Original, pasteboards, covered vellum, title (gilt) on crimson morocco: M. T. CIC. | PHILIP. | COD. | MEMB. Cent. XVI.
[For detailed collation see: John Young and P. Henderson Aitken, A Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Library of The Hunterian Museum in The University of Glasgow. (Glasgow, 1908), p. 19.]
Access: Normal conditions
Language: Latin
Material Type: Speech
Bibliography: John Young & P.H. Aitken, A catalogue of the manuscripts in the Library of the Hunterian Museum in the University of Glasgow (Glasgow, 1908), p. 19.
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247

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author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
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