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Call Number: MS Hunter 56 (T.2.14)
Date of Creation: Between 1299 and 1499
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: Marci Tullii Ciceronis, De Oratore.
Marci Tullii Ciceronis, De Haruspicum Responsis.
Incerti Avctoris, De Re Militari.
Marci Tullii Ciceronis, De Finibus, Lib. II.-V.
Marci Tullii Ciceronis, Academicorum Priorum, Lib. II.
On ii, 3 recto is a table of contents in pencil (modern): 1. De Oratore foll. 42. | 2. De Haruspicum Responsis, 42-45. | 3. Res Militaris, 45-48. | 4. De finibus lib. II., 48- | 5. - lib. III., 58- | 6. lib. IV., 66. | 7. lib. V., 75. | 8. Lucullus, 86. | Saec. XIV. cop. from original | sec. x. in B.M. (Bibl. Harleian).
On 1, 1 recto, top margin, in XVI. Cent. hand: tullius de oratore.
On f. 8 recto a gap of 16 ruled lines has a note in an early XVIII. Cent. hand: Hic desiderantur aliquot paginae.
The lacuna extends from "pene summo..." to "litatione non sane mihi displicet adhi- | bere si consuleris."
On f. 10 verso a gap of seven ruled lines at the foot of col. a has: Desiderantur hic aliquot | paginae ex libro primo: (the same hand as on f. 8 recto). A gap of 8 ruled lines at the top of col. b has in the same hand: Liber secundus, | cuius principium desideratur:-
The lacuna extends from "om | nium disputationum qui iure ci- | uili..." to "temptans ad disputandum elicere non."
Small gaps occur on f. 13 verso, 14 verso, and 15 recto, supplied in the same hand as wrote the note on f. 8 recto.
Similar gaps and supplements are found in the following: f. 16 recto; f. 18 recto, top of col. a [with the note: hic desiderantur | aliquot versus]; f. 18 verso; f. 19 recto; f. 20 recto, col. b, line 1 [where the reading (Nobbe, [Section] 169) is: sepe ponende cum ex contrario Si t. quintus]; f. 21 recto [with Hic nihil desideratur, in a gap of 18 ruled lines]; f. 21 verso; f. 22 recto; f. 23 recto and verso; f. 24 recto and verso; f. 25 recto [with a note under col. b of this page: hic nihil deest] where there are four lines blank and fourteen beginning the next col. Gaps on the verso of f. 25 and in ff. 26-33 are not filled. A gap at the bottom of col. a, in f. 34 verso, ne sessum | et admo... col. b, beginning: ut non iure has the note: Hic plurima desiderantur. The gaps in ff. 36 recto, 39 recto, 40 recto and verso remain untouched. The same hand has inserted after line 16 on f. 42 verso: L. III de Oratore, finis, and on f. 59 recto, after line 14 of col. b: De finibus boni et mali | liber IIItius; also filling in small gaps on f. 91 recto, col. a; f. 92 recto, col. b: m(inutius); f. 93 recto, col. a, lines 37, 38: siue per | siue per infamiam; f. 97 verso, col. b, lines 14, 16: te contra (soritas) ars ista | adiuuat que nec augendi nec | minuendi.
On f. 25 verso, opposite the initial, in a contemporary hand: opus bonum sed scriptor corrupit.
Between ff. 45, 46, on an inserted slip (part of a letter addressed (verso) to Dr. Hunter, Windmill Street), in Dr. Hunter's hand: Res militaris in | tres dividitur partes. equites, pedites, classes.
Between ff. 47, 48, on a similarly inserted slip: Here many leaves are | cut out. viz. the rest | of the Treatise on the Military Art, - the | first and part of the | 2d book de finibus | boni & mali.
Between ff. 66, 67, on a loose slip in Dr. Hunter's hand: Cum audissem an... ocum Brute | ut solebat &c. | The writer be | gan the 5th in- | stead of the 4th | book - and | corrected himself | the next page. In the inner margin of f. 67 recto, opposite the initial C in the scribe's hand: va (followed by a line passing down the one side, along the bottom and up and down the other side, and ending in cat). A similarly divided vacat appears on the verso.
[Formerly Q.1.17; Q.1.17].
H. Brock makes the reference to Archibald Dodds, 27 July 1775.
L.D. Reynolds (ed.), Texts and transmission, Oxford, 1983, p. 115:
There are some nine fourteenth-century, principally Italian, manuscripts of the De finibus, as yet unclassified, that may well derive from Petrarch and his circle: Florence, Archivio di Stato, carte Strozziane, ser. 3 no. 46, ff. 11-36 (Salutati); Escorial V.III.6; Glasgow, Hunter T.2.14 (56), France; Milan, Ambros. E.15 inf. and S.64 sup.; Paris lat. 6375; Vatican, Arch. S. Pietro H.23; Venice, Marc. Lat. VI.81 (3036), France; and Wolfenbüttel, Gud. lat. 2
Arrangement: List Item Content
Physical Description: Bound volume.
Vellum, 12¼ x 9 3/8, ff. 104, originally more, written in France(?), in double cols. of 46 lines, each 8 3/4 x 2 3/8, ruled and margined with plummet, illuminated initials (blue and red with ornament and gestures), catchwords, mostly cropped, signatures (XVIII. Cent.), foliation, in pencil (XX. Cent.), vellum defective in places, marginalia and errata in the same or a contemporary hand, fol. sec. natura. Cent. XIV.-XV.
Binding: Millboards, covered brown (faded crimson), grained Russia, gilt-tooled sides and edges (lines), richly decorated, panelled back, in lowest panel of which is Dr. Wm. Hunter's crest (a Hunter's Horn), similar binding to that of T.2.11, title (gilt) on black morocco shield: CICERONIS | DE ORATORE | PHILOSOPH | &c., M.S. Cent. XVIII.
[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. 60.]
Access: Normal conditions
Language: Latin
Material Type: Document
Bibliography: L.D. Reynolds (ed.), Texts and transmission (Oxford, 1983); Richard H. Rouse & Mary A. Rouse, 'The medieval circulation of Cicero's "Posterior Academics" and the De finibus bonorum et malorum', in N.R. Ker, Medieval scribes... (1978), pp 333-367 for MS 56 see p. 359); John Young & P.H. Aitken, A catalogue o(f the manuscripts in the Library of the Hunterian Museum in the University of Glasgow (Glasgow, 1908), pp 60-61.
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247

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author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
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