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Penn Library's Ms. Codex 1650 - [Classical and Catholic miscellany] (Video Orientation)



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Video Orientation to the University of Pennsylvania Library's Ms. Codex 1650, a collection of scholarly and devotional materials, some copied from 17th-century publications. The Latin works in the front of the volume include indexes of Virgilian topoi and letters of Cicero; a devotional poem on the suffering of Christ and other unidentified poems; and selections from Jesuit-authored works published in Antwerp, such as a verse account of the lifting of a siege of Cambrai (Cameracum), a work on the cardinal virtues heavily based on classical authors, and part of an elegy by Guilielmus Becanus (Willem van der Beke). Starting from the back is a list in two columns of phrases in Latin and Dutch, in some entries pairing Latin synonyms and in others giving Dutch equivalents for Latin (f. 90v-81r).

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Cardinal virtues--Early works to 1800, Latin poetry--Early works to 1800, Latin literature--Early works to 1800


Classical Literature and Philology | Poetry

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Penn Library's Ms. Codex 1650 - [Classical and Catholic miscellany] (Video Orientation)