Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 278 (U.5.18)
Title: De Amicitia Liber
Date of Creation: Between 1099 and 1199
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: Marci Tvllii Ciceronis, Laelivs, De Amicitia Liber.
Marcus Tullius Cicero's Treatise on Friendship:
Begins (1, 1 [f. '2'] recto lines 1-3): [initial Q, illuminated, has been cut out, along with VI., leaving a hole (neatly repaired) 3 x 2] NTVS MVTIVS AVGVR | iola multa narrare | G. lelio suo socero me
Ends (3, 7 [f. '23'] verso line 34): prestabilius putetis.
Remarks: On iv, 1 recto are 22 almost indecipherable Latin Elegiacs in a XIII.-XIV. Cent. hand beginning: Disce puer. ergo sis humilis sub mole magistri. Another (later) hand has written alongside of these couplets 16 lines, mostly of Latin doggerel: horret hyems triplici panno pellita . nouerca | florum . lasciui pectoris egra comes.
On the verso of this fly-leaf is an erased note in a late XVI. Cent. hand: P Junio | D.D. hunc librum nobilis cum primis | et humanus vir D. Rossyth | 1570.
[Formerly Q.5.12; Q.5.75].
Rebound by Douglas Cockerell & Son, May 1954, in whole brown Hermitage calf, lettered down spine in gold: "Cicero De Amicitia. MS. I."
Physical Description: Bound volume.
Vellum, 9 x 6 3/4, ff. 22, well written in single cols. of 32 lines, each 6 x 2 3/4, ruled and margined with bodkin, no signatures, catchwords, or foliation, one illuminated initial (on the first page) cut out, small red initials, beginning of chapters, names of interlocutors (sometimes) in red, numerous marginalia, mostly contemporary, vellum defective, fol. sec. hoc. libro. Cent. XII.
Binding: Millboards, covered spattered calf, blind-tooled (lines) sides and panelled back, the same as U.5.19 and U.5.20, title (lost) | I.| 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. 224.]
Access: Normal conditions
Language: Latin
Material Type: Treatise
Bibliography: L.D. Reynolds, Texts and transmission (Oxford, 1983), p. 124; 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. 224.
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247

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author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
provenance: Junio fl.1570
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