Plutarchus (ca. 45 - ca. 120)
This manuscript was owned by Johannes Heynlin de Lapide, who donated it to the Carthusian Monastery of Basel; it contains a collection of speeches and letters by renowned humanists such as Poggio Bracciolini and Enea Silvio Piccolomini— among them an original letter from Johannes Reuchlin to Jakob Louber— with texts by Greek and Oriental authors in Latin translation. Parts of the manuscript are written by Heynlin and Reuchlin.
Online Since: 10/04/2018
- Balue, Jean (Author) | Basilius, Caesariensis (Author) | Blondus, Flavius (Author) | Bruni, Leonardo (Author) | Bruni, Leonardo (Translator) | Guarinus, Veronensis (Translator) | Heynlin, Johannes (Author) | Heynlin, Johannes (Librarian) | Heynlin, Johannes (Annotator) | Heynlin, Johannes (Former possessor) | Heynlin, Johannes (Scribe) | Hippocrates (Author) | Johannes, Ioffridi (Author) | Louber, Jakob (Librarian) | Louis XI., France, Roi (Author) | Maximus, Tyrius (Author) | Mehmed II., Osmanisches Reich, Sultan (Author) | Perottus, Nicolaus (Translator) | Pius II, Papa (Author) | Plutarchus (Author) | Poggio Bracciolini, Gian Francesco (Author) | Proclus, Constantinopolitanus (Author) | Reuchlin, Johannes (Author) | Reuchlin, Johannes (Scribe) | Reuchlin, Johannes (Translator) | Senilis, Paulus (Author) Found in: Standard description
Sometime during the last 20 years of the 15th century, this manuscript was copied and annotated by the humanist and well-known professor of Aristotelian philosophy in Padua, Nicolaus Leonicus Thomaeus (1456-1531). (He should not be confused with his contemporary Leoniceno Niccolò [1428-1524], a physician, philosopher and professor in Ferrara.) This manuscript has a key role in cultural history, as the texts by Theoprastus and most of the Aristotelian texts it contains served as the basis for the Aldine edition of 1497. Similarly, it served as the basis for the translation of Aristotle's Mechanica published by the manuscript's owner in 1525 in Venice. In the margin of the manuscript one can see the efforts of Nicolaus Thomaeus to devise figures to illustrate the translation.
Online Since: 08/12/2010
- Plutarchus (Author) Found in: Standard description
- Alexander, Aphrodisiensis (Author) | Athenaeus, Naucratites (Author) | Bongars, Jacques (Former possessor) | Leonicus Thomaeus, Nicolaus (Former possessor) | Leonicus Thomaeus, Nicolaus (Scribe) | Plutarchus (Author) | Theophrastus (Author) Found in: Standard description
This French translation of the story of Alexander, destined to belong to Charles the Bold, was commissioned by Vasco da Lucena, "the Portugese", a retainer of the Infanta Isabella, who was married to Philip the Good. This revival of the work by Quintus Curtius Rufus, which is augmented by texts from Plutarch, Valerius Maximus, Aulus Gellius and Justin, allows the author to liberate the Macedonian conqueror from legends perpetuated by the medieval tradition. The Miroir des princes portrays a model of a hero shaped within the framework of the humanistic movement initiated by the dukes of Burgundy in the late middle ages. CB 53 was copied in Burgundy and may be fairly accurately dated only a few years after the translation was made; it was decorated with miniatures in the artistic circle of the Master of Marguerite of York (ca. 1470-1475).
Online Since: 12/21/2009
This late Renaissance Italian humanist manuscript contains excerpts of various works by Latin and Greek authors, among them Pliny, Cicero, Silius Italicus, Plautus, Livy, Horace, Sallust, Plutarch, Seneca and others. Pellegrin, following Tammaro de Marinis, attributes the writing to the copyist Gian Marco Cinico, who worked for the kings of Naples between 1458 and 1494. The different parts are introduced by golden initials with bianchi girari, only partly completed (ff. 1v, 4v, 20r, 22r, 50r, 186v). Some of these bianchi girari are left unfilled on a blue, red, green or black background, others are colored pink, green or blue on a black or golden background. The vine scrolls are inhabited by putti and animals such as rabbits, stags, butterflies or birds. Numerous frames show putti engaged in hunting or other playful activities (e.g., ff. 55r, 79r, 139r, 169r).
Online Since: 12/17/2015
- Bodmer, Martin (Former possessor) | Catullus, Gaius Valerius (Author) | Cicero, Marcus Tullius (Author) | Cinico, Giovan Marco (Scribe) | Claudianus, Claudius (Author) | Heilbrun, Georges (Seller) | Hieronymus, Sophronius Eusebius (Author) | Hippocrates (Author) | Horatius Flaccus, Quintus (Author) | Livius, Titus (Author) | Ovidius Naso, Publius (Author) | Plautus, Titus Maccius (Author) | Plinius Secundus <Iunior> (Author) | Plutarchus (Author) | Rinutius, Aretinus (Translator) | Sallustius Crispus, Gaius (Author) | Seneca, Lucius Annaeus (Author) | Silius Italicus, Tiberius Catius Asconius (Author) | Vergilius Maro, Publius (Author) | Vitruvius (Author) Found in: Standard description
The text De verborum significatu by the Latin grammarian Pompeius Festus is an extremely valuable dictionary of Latin language and mythology for those seeking to understand the world of the Romans. This manuscript is of Italian origin and retains its contemporary binding with a wooden cover. It was written during the 15th century on parchment and contains lovely gilded initials on a blue and red background. Quotations have been added in the margins to explain certain words in the text. The last leaves in the volume contain excerpts from Greek and Latin authors.
Online Since: 06/02/2010
- Apicius (Author) | Aristophanes (Author) | Asconius Pedianus, Quintus (Author) | Berchem, Denis van (Former possessor) | Bruni, Leonardo (Translator) | Cicero, Marcus Tullius (Author) | Festus, Sextus Pompeius (Author) | Gellius, Aulus (Author) | Lactantius, Lucius Caecilius Firmianus (Author) | Livius, Titus (Author) | Paulus, Diaconus (Author) | Plinius Secundus, Gaius (Author) | Plutarchus (Author) | Schennis, Friedrich von (Former possessor) | Seneca, Lucius Annaeus (Author) | Servius (Author) | Suetonius Tranquillus, Gaius (Author) | Varro, Marcus Terentius (Author) | Vergilius Maro, Publius (Author) Found in: Standard description
Paper manuscript containing the Parallel Lives of Plutarch in latin translation. The first page features a golden initial on a background of white vine stem decoration, as well as a coat of arms in the bottom margin, perhaps that of Guiniforte Zazzi, Pavia professor of law; on the sides of the coat of arms can be read the name of Peter Falck (†1519), the Fribourg humanist through whom the manuscript reached Fribourg before becoming part of the library of the Capuchins, and, in 2004, of the University Library.
Online Since: 10/04/2011
- Bruni, Leonardo (Author) | Bruni, Leonardo (Translator) | Falck, Peter (Former possessor) | Giustiniani, Leonardo (Translator) | Jacobus, Angelus de Scarperia (Translator) | Philelphus, Franciscus (Translator) | Plutarchus (Author) | Xenophon (Author) Found in: Standard description
Vasco de Lucena translated Quintus Curtius' history of Alexander into French at the request of Isabella of Portugal, the wife of Philip III, Duke of Burgundy. The translator drew on texts by Plutarch and Justin in order to complete the Roman writer's text which contains gaps. The translation, completed in 1468, presents Alexander as conqueror, devoid of all legends transmitted through courtly literature; it is dedicated to Charles the Bold, the son of Isabella. This copy from the Bibliothèque de Genève was illustrated by a Flemish artist, Maître d'Edouard IV, who was active in Bruges around the end of the 15th century, as well as by a second hand not yet definitively identified.
Online Since: 09/23/2014
- Plutarchus (Author) Found in: Standard description
- Curtius Rufus, Quintus (Author) | Guarinus, Veronensis (Translator) | Isabelle, Bourgogne, Duchesse (Patron) | Lucena, Vasco de (Translator) | Lullin, Ami (Former possessor) | Master of Edward IV (Illuminator) | Petau, Alexandre (Former possessor) | Plutarchus (Author) Found in: Standard description
- Curtius Rufus, Quintus (Author) | Guarinus, Veronensis (Translator) | Isabelle, Bourgogne, Duchesse (Patron) | Lucena, Vasco de (Translator) | Lullin, Ami (Former possessor) | Master of Edward IV (Illuminator) | Petau, Alexandre (Former possessor) | Plutarchus (Author) Found in: Additional description
This manuscript from the 16th century contains the Latin translation of the tract entitled De tranquilitate animi by Plutarch, made by the French humanist Guillaume Budé in 1505. It is preceded by a letter from Budé to Pope Julius II, to whom the translation is addressed. The manuscript does not include illustrations, though the 16th century binding contains two scenes depicting the Virgin Mary: the Assumption of Mary and the Blessing of the Virgin Mary by the Holy Trinity.
Online Since: 04/15/2010
- Budé, Guillaume (Translator) | Budé, Guillaume (Author) | Plutarchus (Author) Found in: Standard description