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Fondation Martin Bodmer
Cod. Bodmer 172
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Anthologia latina
Parchment · 194 ff. · 20 x 13 cm · Naples · around 1490
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This late Renaissance Italian humanist manuscript contains excerpts of various works by Latin and Greek authors, among them Pliny, Cicero, Silius Italicus, Plautus, Livy, Horace, Sallust, Plutarch, Seneca and others. Pellegrin, following Tammaro de Marinis, attributes the writing to the copyist Gian Marco Cinico, who worked for the kings of Naples between 1458 and 1494. The different parts are introduced by golden initials with bianchi girari, only partly completed (ff. 1v, 4v, 20r, 22r, 50r, 186v). Some of these bianchi girari are left unfilled on a blue, red, green or black background, others are colored pink, green or blue on a black or golden background. The vine scrolls are inhabited by putti and animals such as rabbits, stags, butterflies or birds. Numerous frames show putti engaged in hunting or other playful activities (e.g., ff. 55r, 79r, 139r, 169r). (ber)
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Pellegrin Elisabeth, Manuscrits Latins de la Bodmeriana, Cologny-Genève 1982, pp. 392-406.
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10.5076/e-codices-fmb-cb-0172 (
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