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Call Number: MS Hunter 206 (U.1.10)    Item: 1
Title: Phaedrus
Date of Creation: Between 1482 and 1483
Place of Creation: Ghent or Bruges, Netherlands
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 206 (U.1.10)
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Content: Plato's Phaedrus, translated into Latin by Leonardo Bruni (Aretino) of Arezzo.
Begins with a prefatory letter by Bruni to Antonio Lasco, which occupies the first folio: Diui platonis opus qui phedrus inscribitur per leonardu[m] arreti |num e greco in latinu[m] versus ad anthonium luscum feliciter incipit [rubricated] - (f.1r, line 3): S [smudged illuminated initial with a shield (gules) charged with a bar bastillé(?) (argent) over a gold-headed crozier, smudged, with partial bare-vellum floral border with blue-gold acanthus attached to the initial in side margin in lines 1-13] Ubgloriari licet videntissime. Presertim - (f.2r, line 1): A [illuminated initial, showing gold-headed crozier with black and gold (spirals) staff over charged shield party per pale dexter (azure): an ape, rampant, dexter, barry of 8 (gules and argent), crowned and langued (or), sinister (gules): a bar bastillé(?) (argent) in fess, similar partial border as above attached to initial in top and side margins, lines 1-12] Mice Phedre quonam et unde Phedrus. [last word rubricated].
Names 'Phedrus' and 'Socrates' consistently rubricated over f.3r-5r.
Four additional large penwork initials, alternating: initial in red ink with green flourish, initial in blue ink with red flourish.
Ends (f.8v, lines 7-8): Explicit liber platonis qui inscribit[ur] phedrus | [per] leonardum arretinum e greco traductus. [rubricated].
Physical Description: In bound volume
Access: Normal conditions
Language: Latin
Material Type: Document
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247

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author: Plato 428/7-348/7 BCE
Greek philosopher.
dedicatee: Antonio Lasco fl.c.1400
editor: Leonardo Bruni 1369-1444
Italian humanist scholar. Secretary to the papal chancery from 1405. Served as chancellor of Florence from 1427 until his death in 1444. His Historiarum Florentini …
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