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University of Pennsylvania Library's Ms. Codex 1630 - Rhetorica ad Herennium. (Video Orientation)

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2-21-2022

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Video Orientation to the University of Pennsylvania Library's Ms. Codex 1630, an early Renaissance commentary on most of the Rhetorica ad Herennium, a 15th-century copy of a systematic treatise on rhetoric composed in the first century B.C. and frequently attributed to Cicero into the Renaissance.

This manuscript was written in northern Italy, possibly Venice, between 1440 and 1460. The text was the foundation for the study of rhetoric in the medieval and Renaissance periods. This manuscript is in an unusual small format. It is divided into 6 books rather than the customary 4, with the influential Book 4 divided into 3 parts so that Book 5 contains the figures of diction and Book 6 contains the figures of thought.

Digital copies and a full record are available through Franklin: https://franklin.library.upenn.edu/catalog/FRANKLIN_9958935643503681

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