Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 280 (U.5.20)
Title: Commentvm in Martiani Minei Felicis Capellae Satyricon
Date of Creation: Between 1099 and 1199
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: Incerti Avctoris, Commentvm in Martiani Minei Felicis Capellae Satyricon.
Unknown Author's Commentary on Martianus Capella's Satyricon:
Begins (1, 1 recto col. a, line 1): M [red initial] ARTIANVS genere affer. ciuis carthaginis.
Ends (5, 7 recto line 38): premia . haec o lector instet consequatur si potestas faveat celitVM.
Remarks: On i, 1 verso in blue pencil: f 6.
On 2, 3 verso the same hand that added the marginalia on 8, 8 recto in U.5.19 has nearly filled the blank portion of col. b with three medical receipts, continuing overleaf with 18 lines of prognostications from thunder, apparently quoted from Hermes Mercurius Trismegistus. Another hand has filled the page (2, 4 recto) with further astrological notes in Latin and (after nine lines in French) has resumed overleaf in Latin. The first hand reappears in a foot-note which begins (on line 41): Paragraph mark Ego galfridus de meldris dico quod eclipsis solis. ...
The second part of the MS. begins (3, 1 recto line 1): T [red initial] itulus iste nomina dat auctori suo . Martianus quum ipsius auctoris est primum. Mineus dictus est ab ha
On 5, 7 verso (originally blank) in a XV. Cent. hand: Si simplex hominum mihi seruiat corde quid inde | Si mihi natorum speciosa propago quid inde | Si mihi sit coniux pia cesto pudica quid inde | Si superem socios in qualibet arte quid inde | Tam cito pretereunt hec omnia, quid nichil inde
Under this in another (contemporary) hand: nunc saltat Walter veniatis vos unus et alter. Lower (in another somewhat earlier hand): Si tibi copia seu sapiencia formaque detur | Sola superbia destruet omnia si comitetur
The same hand as in 2, 3 verso (foot-note) has half filled the verso of 5, 12. with indecipherable astrological (?) notes.
On this last page in a late XVIII. Cent. hand: No. 24 | an old Latin Commentary | on some parts of | Ciceros Works.
[Formerly R.6.12; R.6.71].
Rebound by Douglas Cockerell & Son, May 1954, in brown Hermitage calf. Lettered in gold down spine: "In Martiani Satyrican. MS. III"
Physical Description: Bound volume.
Vellum, 9 5/8 x 6 7/8, ff. 36, probably originally ff. 40, written in small clear hands (like that in U.5.19; 8, 8 verso), in double cols. (ff. 1-11) of 46 lines, and in single cols. (ff. 11-35) of 46 lines, the former 7 x 2 1/8 each, the latter 7 3/8 x 4, ruled with bodkin, margined with brown crayon, no signatures, catchwords, or foliation visible, signatures probably cropped (as in U.5.19), small red initials, words, etc., explained, underlined, and washed with gamboge, marginalia, the last four folios torn, the last quire repaired with vellum slips, fol. sec. et ipse. Cent. XII.
Binding: Millboards, covered spattered calf, blind-tooled (lines) sides and panelled back (as in U.5.18 and U.5.19), title (gilt) on vestiges of the morocco (?) shield: M.S | IN | MART | CAP | III. 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. 226.]
Access: Normal conditions
Language: Latin
Material Type: Commentary
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), pp 225-226.
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247

Names associated with this item:

author: Hermes Trismegistus
subject: Marcus Tullius Cicero
subject: Martianus Capella
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