Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 422 (V.4.6)
Title: Excerpta ex Controversiarvm Libris
Date of Creation: Between 1299 and 1399
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: Lvcii Annaei Senecae, Excerpta ex Controversiarvm Libris.
Seneca's Declamations or Rhetorical Extracts:
Begins (1, 1 recto col. a, lines 1-4): Incipit prologus declamatio | num anei senece liber primus [rubric] | [space for initial E with guide in margin 'e'] Xigitis rem ma | gis iocundam mihi = Ed. Kiessling, p. 57, line 5.
Ends (3, 13 recto col. a, lines 9-12): bono exemplo dampnatus est sed malo in | uentus est [therefore] | Explicit liber decimus decla | mationum senece Amen (?) = Ed. Kiessling, p. 525, lines 26, 27.
Remarks: On iii recto in pencil in an XVIII.-XIX. Cent. hand: Bart . Passerotto.
On iii verso: Petri Burmanni Secundi | Codex hic continet Excerpta Controversiarum Senecæ titulo Declamationum | etiam hodie nota in vulgatis editionibus . vide . Tomum . III . Senecæ Gronovij p. 401. | prologus, qui in hoc libro Declamationibus præmittitur, Libro primo Controversiarum Senecæ præfigitur in editionibus.
For Peter (Pieter) Burmann, the younger (1714-1778), the Dutch scholar and author, see S.1.1.
[Formerly Q.3.12; Q.3.43].
Lot 1222 in the sale of Burmann's MSS, 1779
Physical Description: Bound volume.
Vellum, 10 3/8 x 7¼, ff. 33, well written with many contractions in a Dutch or Flemish hand, in double cols. of 39 lines, each about 8 x 2¼, ruled and margined with brown crayon, no signatures or foliation (probably cropped), catchwords, rubrics, spaces left for illuminated initials, few marginalia, coarse defective vellum, damaged by damp, much cropped, fol. sec. posteris. Late Cent. XIV.
Binding: Millboards, covered crimson morocco, gilt-tooled edges and sides, central stamps (floral), with numerous acorns (?), which also appear in the panels of the back, mottled edges, title (gilt): SENECE | PATRIS | DECLAM. Early 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. 347.]
Access: Normal conditions
Language: Latin
Material Type: Document
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. 347.
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247

Names associated with this item:

author: Lucius Annaeus Seneca 4 B.C.-65 A.D.
provenance: Pieter Burmann 1714-1778
Dutch classical scholar.
signatory: Bartolomeo Passerotto fl.c.1800
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