Tibullus, Albius (50-19 a.C.n.)
This elegant codex, written in humanist cursive, contains the Elegiae by the Latin elegiac poet Tibullus; this text was not very widely distributed in the Middle Ages, but was rediscovered by Italian humanists at the end of the 14th century. The manuscript was written and illuminated in Florence, perhaps for Braccio, a member of the Martelli family, who had his coat of arms added to the title page. Later the manuscript passed into the hands of the Medici family of Florence; they had their coat of arms painted on the front pastedown. In 1968 Martin Bodmer purchased the manuscript from the collection of Thomas Phillipps.
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- Bodmer, Martin (Former possessor) | Domitius, Marsus (Author) | Ovidius Naso, Publius (Author) | Phillipps, Thomas (Former possessor) | Tibullus, Albius (Author) Found in: Standard description