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Ms. Codex 924 - Stefonio, Bernardino, 1560-1620 - Titus Flavius et alii opera tragica manuscripta
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Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts Collection: Ms. Codex 924 - Stefonio, Bernardino, 1560-1620 - Titus Flavius et alii opera tragica manuscripta
Author:
Stefonio, Bernardino, 1560-1620.
Title:
Titus Flavius et alii opera tragica manuscripta [manuscript].
Origin:
[Italy, between 1575 and 1599]
Physical description:
136 leaves : paper ; 189 x 130 (150 x 67) mm. bound to 195 x 133 mm.
Summary:
Historical tragedy in five acts centered on the consul Titus Flavius Clemens, his sons, the emperor Domitian, St. John the Evangelist, and Apollonius Thyanus, which features a conflict between Christianity and Roman pantheism; includes marginal annotations in a separate hand.
Notes:
Ms. codex.
Title from spine of codex; author determined by comparison with another text of the same work under the title Flavia tragedia (Ms. Codex 1045).
Collation: Paper, 136; 1-2² 3-15⁸ 16⁸(-7) 17⁸ 18¹²(-1); modern pencil foliation 1-136 upper right recto.
Layout: Written in 22 long lines.
Script: Written in the humanistic cursive hand of Ardillonius (signature f.135r); marginal annotations in a different humanistic cursive hand.
Watermark: Contains elements similar to Croix Grecque 5457 (1580) and 5465 (1573); two examples of other watermarks similar to Aigle 207 (1573-76, f.3-4), Fleur de Lis 6956 (1549, f.1-2) and 7000 (1580, f.1-2).
Decoration: Pen flourishes at the end of each act.
Binding: Contemporary vellum, pastedown on lower cover.
Origin: Written in Italy in the late 16th century.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 924
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Codex 924
 
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