Manuscript on parchment composed of two parts of similar agenda format that were bound together by the 15th century when notes were added to the parchment pastedowns, now the flyleaves. Part I written in Rheims in 1303 (see colophon, art. 1); Part II was written by the same scribe in a contemporary period. Part I: ff. 1-44, 39 lines of verse. 1) Ovid, Heroides I-XIV; XVI-XXI (line 12). Part II: ff. 46-82, 45 lines of verse. 2) Ovid, Epistolae ex Ponto, I.1-IV.16. Letter 2 of Book I divided into two sections at lines 68-69. For the first eight letters, a brief introductory paragraph, written by the same scribe as the text, appears in outer margin. Stains in upper margin result in some loss of text. Written by one scribe whose hand is characterized by an unusually tall double compartment a. Early modern provenance unknown. Belonged to Martin Bodmer, from whom it was acquired by H. P. Kraus. Purchased from Kraus in 1970 with the Edwin J. Beinecke Fund. Decorative initials, 4-line, body split red and blue, with neat penwork flourishes, in red (ff. 1r, 46r); plain initials, 3- to 2-line, alternate red and blue for each letter throughout text; first letter of each verse placed on middle ruling of three vertical bounding lines. Binding: Fifteenth-century. Caught up sewing on four double, tawed supports. Covers wanting. Cataloged from microfilm by Albert Derolez. Cite as: Ovid, Heroides. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
Manuscript on parchment, composed of two parts. Part I (ff. 1-44): Ovid, Heroides I-XIV; XVI-XXI (line 12). Part II (ff. 46-82): Ovid, Epistolae ex Ponto, I.1-IV.16. For the first eight letters, a brief introductory paragraph, written by the same scribe as the text, appears in outer margin.
Classical literature Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval Latin literature Manuscripts, Medieval -- Connecticut -- New Haven
Ovid, 43 B.C.-17 or 18 A.D
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Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Beinecke Library.
Beinecke MS 479
General Collection, BRBL, Yale University
Shailor, B. Catalogue of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, MS 479. Ovid, Heroides. General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
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