Lucretius Carus, Titus (ca. 94-ca. 55)
This Lucretius manuscript with the long didactic poem De rerum natura is, based on its content, a descendant of the manuscript which Poggio Braccolini discovered in a German monastery in 1417. This manuscript was written in 1468-69, a few years before the text appeared in print, by Antonius Septimuleius Campanus — according to a note at the end of the text — while he was in prison in Rome. At the latest by 1513, the manuscript was in the possession of the humanist Bonifacius Amerbach from Basel.
Online Since: 06/25/2015
- Amerbach, Bonifacius (Former possessor) | Lucretius Carus, Titus (Author) Found in: Standard description
Many scribes contributed to the copies of the works of Horace, Virgil, Persius and Statius that have been brought together in CB 90. These humanistic re-copyings made in the 15th century demonstrate the reception of Latin authors in Renaissance Italy. Two leaves at the end of the manuscript are palimpsests: a letter from Ovid's Heroides (from Sappho to Phaon) and an extract from the Epigrams of Martial have been were written over the text of the biblical book of Tobit.
Online Since: 12/21/2009
- Allen, Henry Ellis (Former possessor) | Aurispa, Giovanni (Author) | Bodmer, Martin (Former possessor) | Ennius, Quintus (Author) | Gargilius Martialis, Quintus (Author) | Germanicus, Julius Caesar (Author) | Horatius Flaccus, Quintus (Author) | Lucretius Carus, Titus (Author) | Ovidius Naso, Publius (Author) | Persius Flaccus, Aulus (Author) | Statius, Publius Papinius (Author) | Vergilius Maro, Publius (Author) Found in: Standard description