3.5 Classical Roman Literature

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Apollinaris Sidonius | MS 246 (1)
MS in Latin on vellum, Leon?, North Spain, 2nd half of 12th c., in Romanesque book script, headings and initial letter on every line in red, 2-line initials in red, 10 large decorated initials in ropework or leafy pattern in colours, 2 large historiated initials in colours.
Aurispa Cicero | MS 612 (1)
MS in Latin and Greek on vellum, Firenze, Italy, ca. 1435-40, 156 ff. (complete), 35 lines in an extremely fine regular round humanistic book script, headings in red capitals, the spaces in text filled with Greek minuscule and capitals, as well as further annotations in autograph by the humanist Giovanni Aurispa, the first owner.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca Epistolae | MS 2106 (1)
MS in Latin on vellum, Milano, Italy, ca. 1440, in a cursive humanistic book script by 2 scribes, headings in red, 2-line initials in blue or red with contrasting penwork throughout, 3 very large historiated illuminated initials, 2 of them by the Master of the Vitae Imperatorum.
Juvenal Satires | MS 2047 (1)
MS in Latin on vellum, Ferrara, Italy, 1453, in a sloping humanistic book script, the first page entirely in capitals. The style of illumination is broadly that of the Bible of Borso d'Este, commissioned in Ferrara in 1455, and illuminated by a number of artists.
Catullus Carmina | MS 586
MS in Latin on vellum, Padua, Italy, ca. 1475, 22-23 lines in a rounded humanistic book script with some Gothic features by Bartolomeo Squara, 81 initials in olive, blue or purple, historiated illuminated initial, arms and illuminated border in the style of the Putti Master, and the Master of the London Pliny.
Cicero & Pliny | MS 1781
MS in Latin on vellum, Mainz(?), Rheinland, Germany, 1478, 45 lines in Gothic cursive book script, spaces left for Greek words, 4 large 4-to 7-line painted initials, 2 in pale green with brown decoration, 2 with partial borders in leafy designs in colours with white tracery.