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Penn Library's LJS 385 - [School miscellany]. (Video Orientation)

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6-22-2022

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Video Orientation to the University of Pennsylvania Library's LJS 385, a collection of classical Latin school texts in various hands. The most substantial works are Book 1 of Cicero's De officiis (f. 4r-45r) and Terence's comedies Andria (f. 49r-73r) and Eunuchus (f. 73r-99v), preceded by notes on comedy and tragedy (f. 48v). Briefer passages include the openings of Boethius's De consolatione philosophiae (f. 1r-3r) and Virgil's Aeneid (f. 101r-101v) preceded by biographical notes about Virgil (f. 100v). Also includes recipes for remedies (f. 45v-47r) and didactic or humorous verses (f. 102r-102v). Frequent marginal and interlinear notes in the beginning of the Cicero (f. 4r-20r) and in the Terence.

Digital copies and a full record are available through Franklin: https://franklin.library.upenn.edu/catalog/FRANKLIN_9954371393503681

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Latin literature -- Study and teaching -- Early works to 1800, Traditional medicine -- Formulae receipts prescriptions -- Early works to 1800, Traditional medicine -- Formulae receipts prescriptions, Latin literature -- Study and teaching, Codices (bound manuscripts), Annotations, Anthologies, Poems, Comedy plays, Comedy plays, Drama, Drama, Manuscripts Latin -- 15th century, Manuscripts Latin -- 16th century, Manuscripts Renaissance.

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Ancient History, Greek and Roman through Late Antiquity | Medieval Studies | Philosophy

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