Manuscript Monday: Ms. Codex 1650- [Classical and Catholic miscellany] (Video Orientation)

Dot Porter, Curator, Digital Research Services at the University of Pennsylvania Library, presents a video orientation to 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).

Video orientation to Ms. Codex 1650

You can read the complete record for this document (and find links to digitized copies) on Franklin. You can also download a copy of this video from ScholarlyCommons, the University of Pennsylvania’s open access institutional repository.

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