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Beinecke MS 73 Germany, s. XV^^2
Juvenal, with commentary
1. ff. 1r-61r Semper ego auditor tantum nunquam ne reponam/ Vexatus
tociens rauci theseide codri/...Vt qui fortis erit sit foelicissimus
idem/ Vt laeti phaleris omnes et torquibus omnes.
Juvenal, Satirae I-XVI; W. V. Clausen, ed., OCT (1959) pp. 37-175.
2. ff. 1r-61r [Unidentified commentary on the sixteen satires of
Juvenal, beginning at top of left hand column:] Theseus Egei athenarum
Regis filius ex Ethra coniuge qui adolescens optante Medea...torquibus:
torques militares erant sumpto more a gallis...followed by a few
sentences explaining the distinctions between orator, rhetor, and
This extensive commentary, written in the same hand as the text,
draws upon some of the earlier scholia as well as works of later
scholars; it is not listed in the CTC.
3. ff. 61v-62r Miscellaneous passages on the nature of tragedy,
satire, comedy, plus a short life of Juvenal: Vita Iuuenalis aquinatis
Satirici. Iunius Iuuenalis libertini locupletis incertum alumnus an
filius ad mediam...nobis non est longa disputacione confirmandum.
The Vita begins in the same manner as no. I printed by O. Jahn,
ed. D. Iunii Iuuenalis Saturarum libri V (Berlin, 1851) p. 386.
Paper (watermarks similar to Briquet Tete de boeuf 14874), ff. iii
(paper) + 62 (foliation in lower right corner, in pencil, runs from 70-
131) + iii (paper), 315 x 211 (127 x 85) mm. Written in 32 lines of
verse; double vertical bounding lines, with additional narrow column in
inner margin and two columns in outer margin for extensive commentary;
ruled in hard point, on verso.
I-IV^^12, V^^14. Signatures of later date on recto along lower
Written by a single scribe in a well spaced informal batarde for
the main text and in a very small cramped batarde for surrounding
Crude illuminated initial, 9-line, on f. 1r; red initials, 3-line,
at beginning of remaining satires. First letter of each verse stroked
in red (ff. 13r-61r); some lines underlined in red.
Binding: s. xx. Cloth case, bound in Yale Conservation Studio post 1973.
Written in Germany in the second half of the 15th century; early
provenance unknown. Gift of Thomas E. Marston (bookplate) in 1936.
secundo folio: Flaminieam
Bibliography: De Ricci, v. 2, p. 2254, no. 73.
Barbara A. Shailor