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Cicero (M. Tullius Cicero), De inuentione. pseudo-Cicero, De ratione dicendi ad Herennium (Rhetorica ad Herennium)(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
M. T. Ciceronis Rhetorica
Codicology:Vellum, 290 x 200 mm(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) (11.3 x 7.7 in.), ff. 136 + 3, double columns of 27 lines. Cent. xv, in a beautiful Roman hand rather sloped, but not by and Italian scribe. Very fine intials.
Collation: a2 A8-R8 b1.
Provenance:At top of f. 1r (xvi):
“Liber quondam Theodori Archiepi Cantuariensis
Doubtless the book was found by Parker at Canterbury and he was deceived by the Roman script into thinking it an early work.
Decoration:The decorative initials are very beautiful. The letter is in gold: coloured foliage (pale brown) surrounds it on a ground, parti-coloured, of blue and red dotted with white: these grounds have sharply cusped edges. There are finely painted grotesque figures in grisaille and dragons (compare this with MS 285).
Sub-sections have plain gold initials.
Research:Mr E. H. Minns of Pembroke College has called attention to the probable identity of the scribe of this MS. with the scribe of the Pembroke College MS. no. 235, who gives his name as John Pacy, Chaplain, with the date 1464. There is no decorative work in the Pembroke MS.
Foliation: ff. i-ii + a-b + 1-136 + c + iii-iv(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Language: Latin.(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
Contents
1.
1r-72v
Cicero (M. Tullius Cicero), De inuentione (Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
1r
In red capitals
1r
Rubric:
Marci Tullii Ciceronis Rethoricorum liber primus Incipit
1r
Incipit:
Sepe multum hoc mecum cogitaui
3r
Explicit:
considerare poterit
3r
Rubric:
Finit prologus
3r
Rubric:
Incipit de genere artis Rethorice Liber Primus
3r
Incipit:
Civilis quedam racio est
35r
Liber II
35r
Initial. Man shooting at butterfly
Ends
72r
Explicit:
que restant reliquis dicemus
f. 72v blank
2.
73r-136v
pseudo-Cicero, De ratione dicendi ad Herennium (Rhetorica ad Herennium)(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
73r
Rubric:
Marci Tullii Ciceronis in nova Rethorica Liber Primus Incipit
73r
Incipit:
At si in negociis familiaribus
Liber II
80v
Incipit:
In primo libro herenni
Liber III
95v
Incipit:
Ad omnem iudicialem causam
Liber IV
106v
Incipit:
Quoniam in hoc libro herenni
124v
Explicit:
ad sentenciarum exornacionem transeamus
Liber V
This manuscript preserves as Liber V the section of Liber IV concerning “Figures of Thought” (Liber IV: 47-69)(Content authored by Corpus Christi College)
124v
Incipit:
Distribucio est cum in plures res
(Liber(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) IV 47)
On f. 135r the lower part of col. 2 and all col. 1 on f. 135v are erased from
135r
contorquet brachium et dubitanti gracho (Liber(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) IV 68)
to
135v
erceantur non habent, aut si diffisus sit (Liber(Content authored by Corpus Christi College) IV 69)
Ends
136r
Explicit:
diligencia consequemur exercitacionis
On f. 136v is scribbled hart hary (?)